drums Shannon Powell & His Drums By Gwen Thompkins • Apr 18, 2013 Ron Weinstock / Flickr The only thing more fun than talking to Shannon Powell is listening to him play. Powell is one of the most charismatic drummers to ever grace a stage. His secret? "I'm happy," Powell tells Music Inside Out. "I was a happy child. I'm a happy spirit." Shannon Powell: Playing in the Spotlight By Gwen Thompkins • Feb 28, 2013 infrogmation / Flickr Listen Listening... / 51:53 Listen to the conversation When does a side dish become the main attraction?? When it's as hot and zesty as Shannon Powell on the bandstand.