Pelton expounds on his diverse musical skills and the role his Korg gear plays: "To survive today as a drummer it helps to have some programming chops. To be able to have that as part of your sound is really valuable. So, having the Korg ESo1 and the ERo1 as part of my 'thing' that goes into all of my sessions is great."
Zildjian Artist since 1989, Shawn Pelton is one of the most talented and in demand drummers on the New York session scene. Shawn has been the Saturday Night Live Band drummer since 1992, longer than any other player. Every week he proves his capabilities as a live player and sideman by covering a wide range of music and backing visiting performers.
Shawn studied with Kenny Aronoff for seven years and attended Indiana University where he graduated with a Bachelor's Degree and a Performer's Certificate in Jazz Studies.
As a first call session player in New York City, his resume reads like a "who's who" of the music industry, including: Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, House of Diablo, Edie Brickell, The Brecker Brothers, Buddy Guy, Joan Osborne, Hall & Oates, Peter Wolf, Shawn Colvin, Marc Cohn, Patty Larkin, Kim Richey, Celine Dion, Billy Joel, Luciano Pavarotti, Spice Girls, Loudon Wainwright, Peter Frampton, Robert Palmer, Bruce Hornsby, Adam Sandler and Vanessa Williams.