Shawn Pelton must be doing something right. Having recorded with a wide range of top artists and establishing himself as a first call player since moving to New York in the late 80's. Known for his great feel, deep soulful pocket and a high level of musicianship across a broad range of styles, Shawn has recorded with artists such asssÃ? Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Sheryl Crow, Elton John, Billy Joel, Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Roseann Cash, Pink, Shakira, Kelly Clarkson, Five For Fighting, Michelle Branch, Regina Spektor, Tears for Fears, Citizen Cope, Matisyahu, Jonathan Brooke, David Bryne, Edie Brickell, Marc Cohn, Richie Havens, Joan Osborne, Hall and Oates, Odetta, Pavorotti, George Michael, Carly Simon, Dixie Chicks, Chris Botti, Buddy Guy, and has played on several Grammy winning albums including Ray Charles, The Brecker Brothers, Shakira, Shawn Colvin, Les Paul and the Hank Williams tribute album with Bob Dylan.
Such a broad discography shows a rare ability to be at home playing on a top ten track by Pink and recording with Jazz legend Abbey Lincoln or an Icon like Bob Dylan. When he isn't under headphones Shawn can be scene as part of the prestigious Saturday Night Live Band holding down the drum chair since 1992.