Shannon Forrest Biography
Shannon Forrest is an American drummer and percussionist known primarily for his session work.
As a session drummer, he has contributed to the work of many well-known artists, and he is also a producer and engineer.
He started his career working in his father’s studio, recording with many projects with traditional Gospel artists. He moved on to work as a Nashville session musician, where Forrest has been involved in the recording of successful albums by Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Chieftains, Willie Nelson, Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood, Lee Ann Womack, Jerry Douglas, Merle Haggard, and many others.
Shannon Forrest Age
Shannon Forrest is an American drummer and percussionist known primarily for his session work. As a session drummer, he has contributed to the work of many well-known artists, and he is also a producer and engineer. He was born on August 22. 1973 in Easley, SC. Shannon Forrest is 46 years old as of 2019.
Shannon Forrest Family
Forrest began his career working in his father’s studio, recording with many projects with traditional Gospel artists. His family details are under review and will be updated soon.
Shannon Forrest Wife
He is the winner of the “Academy of Country Music Award for Drummer of the Year (seven times)” Forrest has not shared information of his’s wife and kids. The details are under review and will be updated soon.
Shannon Forrest Net Worth
Forrest is an American drummer and percussionist known primarily for his session work. Shannon Forrest has an estimated Net Worth of $1 million dollars as of 2019. From 2010 to 2012, Forrest supported Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald, and Donald Fagen on their Dukes of September tours.
Shannon Forrest albums | Shannon Forrest Discography
Toto XIV 2015
40 Tours Around The Sun (Live) 2019
Live at Montreux 1991- 2016
The Dukes Of September Live (New York / 2012) 2014
40 Trips Around the Sun 2018
American Rock Legends Flash Back Internacional 2018
Shannon Forrest Toto
Forrest has been a member of Toto since 2015, taking the place of Keith Carlock. He performed with Toto in 2009 when they were inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville and he cites Jeff Porcaro and Lenny Castro as his biggest influences. Timothy B. Schmit
Forrest as of 2019 plays Pearl Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Remo Drumheads, and Innovative Percussion. Previously, he was the sole exclusive artist for the Brady Drum Company.
For his work with Toto, Forrest used a Brady Jarrah Ply drum kit with a red sparkle finish, which was mounted on a Pearl Icon rack. Forrest also plays Gon Bops Mariano Congas, Mariano bongos, and Mariano Djembes.
Shannon Forrest Rosanna
“Rosanna” is a song written by David Paich and performed by the American rock band Toto, the opening track and the first single from their 1982 album Toto IV.
This song won the Record of the Year Grammy Award in the 1983 presentations. “Rosanna” was also nominated for the Song of the Year award.
Shannon Forrest Songs
Spanish Sea 40 Tours Around The Sun (Live) · 2019
Alone 40 Tours Around The Sun (Live) · 2019
Who’s That Lady The Dukes Of September Live (New York / 2012) · 2014
On the Run Live at Montreux 1991 · 2016
Devil’s Tower 2018
1. Health Benefits of Apples
2. Health Benefits of Bananas
3. Health Benefits of Honey
4. Health Benefits of Ginger
5. Health Benefits of Garlic
6. Health Benefits of Lemon
7. Health Benefits of Pumpkin
8. Health Benefits of Watermelons
2. Diabetes Treatment
4. Breast Cancer
5. Blood Pressure
6. Heart Attack
Struck By Lightning 2018
RUNNING OUT OF TIME Toto XIV · 2015
ORPHAN Toto XIV · 2015
We Keep On Running Not All the Beautiful Things · 2018
HOLY WAR Toto XIV · 2015
Miss Sun 40 Tours Around The Sun (Live) · 2019
BURN Toto XIV · 2015
Hash Pipe 2018
ALL THE TEARS THAT SHINE Toto XIV · 2015
CHINATOWN Toto XIV · 2015
21ST CENTURY BLUES Toto XIV · 2015
Human Nature 40 Tours Around The Sun (Live) · 2019
GREAT EXPECTATIONS Toto XIV · 2015
UNKNOWN SOLDIER Toto XIV · 2015
THE LITTLE THINGS Toto XIV · 2015
Keyboard Solo Guitar Solo Japan 1982 (Live) · 2016
Intro Tape 40 Tours Around The Sun (Live) · 2019
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Shannon Forrest Tour
Nashville Drummer, Shannon Forrest, Touring with Toto
I reported back in January, that longtime Toto drummer (21 years), Simon Phillips, was leaving the band to pursue other projects. Keith Carlock took over the drum chair, however, due to scheduling conflicts with Steely Dan, Carlock was unable to perform with Toto for their entire tour. Enter Shannon Forrest.
With over 20 years under his belt as one of Nashville’s top in-demand session drummers, Shannon Forrest has worked with such artists as Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, Sugarland, Tracy Lawrence, LeAnn Rimes, The Chieftains, Michael McDonald, Willie Nelson, Alabama, Art Garfunkel, Ricky Skaggs, Trisha Yearwood, Blake Shelton, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Gretchen Wilson, Merle Haggard, Trace Adkins, and numerous others.
For the Toto tour, Shannon Forrest, who happens to be the sole exclusive artist for the Brady Drum Company, chose to use a BRADY Jarrah Ply drum kit with a hand-lacquered Red Sparkle finish mounted on a Pearl Icon rack. Drum sizes are as follows:
Rack Toms: 10 x 8 / 12 x 8 / 14 x 10
Floor Toms: 16 x 16 / 18 x 16
Bass Drum: 22 x 18
Snare Drums: 14 x 6.5 Marri Ply Fiddleback / 14 x 6.5 Jarrah Block / 10 x 5.5 Jarrah Ply When asked about his background and what its like to sit in the legendary TOTO chair, Forrest says, “Jeff Porcaro was the most influential musician to me as a kid coming up. I was drawn to all the music he played.
I was too young to know what I was listening to but I just kept picking his music out for the feel. There’s NOTHING greater than feel. That’s all I’ve ever cared about. I always thought about music and how it felt. Now that was groove for me. It was the simplest thing if you could just play a simple beat but make it feel great. That’s all I was after. I feel grateful that I had exposure to that music because it turned into a career for me. It was like going to school on the groove.”
“Playing with TOTO, there are expectations. But if all you’re trying to do is copy the way somebody else plays you couldn’t bring any energy. For me, there have always been comparisons that are inevitable. I always feel really bad about them.
I never make comparisons. Jeff influenced everybody. His groove was unsurpassed. These songs are supposed to sound a certain way. The (drum) part is so deep into the song that if you don’t honor that part, it doesn’t sound like the same song. When I’m up there playing the song, I’m not going “I want to sound like the originator of that part”. I know that’s unobtainable. So it’s about honoring it.”
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