He grew up in St. Louis, MO where he developed an affinity for the alt-country bands that were emerging from the region at the time. Palermo draws inspiration from Americana acts like Son Volt and The Bottle Rockets, and folk-punk troubadours such as Chuck Ragan and David Dondero (both of which he has now shared the stage with). His songs are often autobiographical, turning themes of the open road, free living, and mortality salience.
Palermo’s first full length, Bradley Palermo, Vol. 1 (2019), is a reworked and remastered collection of previously released singles. The record is available on 12" vinyl, as well as digital & CD formats. Since the album release, Palermo has performed at such festivals as Punk Rock Bowling (Las Vegas, NV) and Fest 18 (Gainesville, FL), toured internationally, and released several new singles. He his currently working on an EP along with his dark folk-rock band, Bradley Palermo & The Shadow Queens , that is expected out sometime in 2021.