Chris Palestro has been playing bass guitar since he was 11 years old. He took up music because he has been a music lover since he was young and because of his dad who was also a musician. His number one influence for bass guitar is
Geddy Lee. He has seen Rush with his Dad from the "2112" tour on. Chris started his first band in high school. Bands he's played with in addition to Hillbilly Parade include Theory, Towne Cryer XXI, Rush Tribute band Fortune, Money (a tribute to Pink Floyd), Harsh Pie, Circle of Chain, and many more. Chris was born in Anniston, Alabama and moved to New York when he was a young boy. He has lived in Orange or Ulster counties most of his life and grew up mostly in Walden, NY. He now lives in Wallkill, NY, with his wife and two sons who are also passionate about music.