Shannon Ford is a drummer, percussionist, music director, and composer.

Shannon works in numerous musical settings ranging from Broadway pit orchestras to LA recording studios.

With album credits including Paul Simon, tour credits including the Gatlin Brothers, and theater credits including multiple Broadway shows and performances at the Kennedy Center, Shannon has the highest level credentials.

Shannon also works with independent singer-songwriters, bands, and various types of modern musical projects. He is the founding member of the contemporary rock band "RIPLEY," along with singer-songwriter-actress Alice Ripley. The band has recorded 2 CDs.