Shawn Pelton


Shawn Pelton is an American drummer and percussionist. He has recorded with a wide range of artists and has been a first call player since moving to New York in the late 1980s.

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 as Sheryl Crow, Billy Joel, Van Morrison, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Johnny Cash, Pink, Shakira, Kelly Clarkson, Tears for Fears , Dixie Chicks and Buddy Guy, and has played on several Grammy winning albums for artists including Ray Charles, The Brecker Brothers, Shakira, Shawn Colvin, Les Paul and the Hank Williams tribute album with Bob Dylan. Shawn is also the longtime drummer in the house band for the NBC TV network's sketch comedy and music program Saturday Night Live.

Shawn uses K10’s for his stage monitors for his acoustic drums as well as his electronic drum set up.


“I’ve been using the K10 around town for my electronic drum rig and man, this thing can handle all the low end I can throw at it. And it’s really clear and crisp on the high end. It’s loud – I can’t even make it blow up!”

-Shawn Pelton