Shawn Pelton

Saturday Night Live Band

Drummer / percussionist, Shawn Pelton, has fashioned a solid reputation for himself as one of the music industry’s top session players. Based in New York City, the LP artist has been the drummer for the Saturday Night Live Band since 1992, making him the show’s longest serving drummer to date.

Shawn studied with Kenny Aronoff in Indiana and moved to New York during the 1980’s to be in John Eddie’s band. He has recorded with Elton John, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Joan Osborne, Southside Johnny, Celine Dion, Bruce Hornsby and Roseanne Cash, as well as numerous other notable artists. Shawn has appeared on a number of Grammy-winning recordings, including Shawn Colvin’s "A Few Small Repairs". Currently, he can be seen touring with Sheryl Crow.

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Shawn Pelton in the LP Studio
Shawn Pelton: Modern Drummer Festival 2010