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Shawn Pelton

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Shawn Pelton

Shawn Pelton


Shawn Pelton has been the drummer for the Saturday Night Live band for over 10 years. Playing in the SNL band has allowed Shawn to set deep roots within the NYC session scene and record with several top artists. The word several may be an understatement, however. A simple search for Shawn Pelton on allmusic.com yeilds a list of over 120 albums on which he provides everything from drumming, percussion, and programming to spoken word, foot stomping, and a cardboard box. Highlights from this list include Sheryl Crow, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Billy Joel, David Byrne, as well as several Grammy winning albums including Shawn Colvin, Brecker Brothers, and the Hank Williams tribute album.

Shawn has become somewhat of a chameleon in studio sessions; He's freqently hired for his programming skills as well as his fantasic playing ability.

"I have been diving deeper into and getting more and more calls for mixing the programming aspect with the live drumming, such as the new Sheryl Crow record," explains Shawn. "I love the M-Audio line of products! I'm currently using the Oxygen 8 controller with Reason and Live in the studio."