Shanta Paloma is a refreshing & soulful singer-songwriter who, according to Boston’s Metronome Magazine, “rocks with the intensity of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake.” Joan Jett meets Jewel through Shanta’s powerful, yet wistful voice. Brandishing guitar prowess that rivals both Ani Difranco & Nancy Wilson of Heart, she brings unusual talent to the stage. Her penchant for going in very different musical directions makes her music charismatic and happily hard to predict. Shanta is a walking song with highs & lows that go around full circle with a melody you can hold onto. With passionate delivery, Shanta offers poetic songs of truth and love that evocatively emote as effectively around a bonfire or on the biggest stage in town.
Voted one of the best singer-songwriters in the Pioneer Valley, Shanta Paloma can boast critical acclaim of a dozen publications, and is well-known from her hundreds of performances in local festivals and clubs, and regional radio & TV appearances. Her music can be heard on soundtracks; local compilation albums; and by thousands of her fans who follow her on social media. She has played famed venues, including CBGB’s, Cafe Wha?! and The Bitter End in NYC; and The Hippodrome, The Iron Horse & Pearl Street Ballroom in Western Massachusetts