Biographies


Who says just the young tykes get to have all of the fun? The boys, err, the men of ROB PULSIFER and the E’TOWN EXPRESS are young at heart, and though they have the experience and wisdom that the years have forced on them, they still retain the energy and vitality of youth. All of them enjoyed success as accomplished professionals in previous careers (lawyers, managers, professors, etc.). Now, they are applying their hard-won skills to their music enterprise. They hope to set an example for “experienced” folks of all ages. They say, “If we can follow our dreams and succeed at a new beginning, then so can you!”

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ROB PULSIFER
Lead vocals
Guitar
Rob Pulsifer grew up in both Saratoga Springs and Elizabethtown, NY. His family is from Elizabethtown, the small Adirondack town where he spent most of his youthful summers with his Dad (George Pulsifer, Jr.) and his grandparents (George Pulsifer, Sr., and Clementina Pulsifers).

Rob’s Aunt Florence bought him his first guitar out of the Spiegel catalog when he was 12 years old. He played that inexpensive acoustic guitar so often that it simply disintegrated. Within a few years, he became the lead guitarist for AVIATOR; he would play for that band from his junior high school years until he enrolled at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, NY. He then played in various pick-up engagements and filled in for local bands throughout his undergrad years at ACC and State University of New York at Albany. In 1987, he graduated from SUNY @ Albany with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a minor in Business Administration.
 
Rob headed to Morgantown, WV in 1988 to attend law school at West Virginia University College of Law. While there, he played lead guitar in a band whose members included law students, medical students, and other students. The band went by several different names, including OUT ON BAIL. He graduated as a Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1991.

Upon returning home to Upstate New York, Rob sat for and passed both the New York and Massachusetts bar exams. He opened a law practice in Wilton, NY (near Saratoga Springs, NY) in 1992.

In 1995, his aging Uncle Clem Pulsifer transferred over to Rob the unoccupied and deteriorating family home near Elizabethtown. In the spring of 1999, Rob and ETX co-founder, Byron Peregrim, began the long, slow process of gutting and rebuilding the house. The re-birth of the house spawned the birth of E’TOWN EXPRESS in the summer of 1999.

Throughout the early days of E’TOWN EXPRESS, Rob served as lead guitarist and alternate lead singer for the band. Over the years, as too many lead singers passed through the revolving door, a solution to the problem of ever-changing front men slowly became apparent. In 2007, Rob stepped into the front man role permanently. Eventually, the name of the band was adjusted to ROB PULSIFER and the E’TOWN EXPRESS.

Rob Pulsifer currently maintains homes in both Elizabethtown and Wilton, NY.

Rob’s Personal Favorites!
Rob plays Gibson Les Pauls and Peavey Amps

Links:
Gibson Guitars www.gibson.com
Peavey Amps www.peavey.com
Ernie Ball Strings www.ernieball.com
Jim Dunlop Picks & Things www.jimdunlop.com
C. F. Martin Guitars www.martinguitar.com
South Austin Music Store www.southaustinmusic.com
SUNY Adirondack www.sunyacc.edu
SUNY Albany www.albany.edu
West Virginia University www.wvu.edu
Let’s Go, Mountaineers!
Robert W. Pulsifer, Esq. www.pulsiferlaw.com

 


STEVE BARMASH
Bass
Vocals
Steve Barmash grew up in Flushing, NY. His Dad (Sy Barmash) worked as a music instrument wholesaler in New York City. His Mom (Cissy Barmash) was the History Department Secretary for Queens College.

Steve attended Jamaica High School where he was a cellist for the All-New York City High School Orchestra, and then he earned a BS Degree from SUNY @ Albany and a MPA Degree from Rockefeller College.

After college, Steve worked his way up through the ranks to become the Manager of Information Technology Services of OPWDD for the State of New York.

Steve’s prior bands include The Impalas, The Nomads, The A La Carte Show, Oz, Michael Packer Blues Band, and The Kix Band.
 
Steve currently resides in the Niskayuna, NY.

Steve's Personal Favorites!
Steve plays Fender basses and Ampeg amps

Links:
Fender Instruments www.fender.com
Ampeg Amps www.ampeg.com
SUNY Albany www.albany.edu
Live & Learn www.liveandlearn.com

 


Rich Stigberg
Drums
Vocals
Rich Stigberg grew up in Duanesburg, NY.

 

Rick’s Personal Favorites!
Rick plays Ludwig Drums and Zildjian Cymbals.

Links:
Ludwig Drums www.ludwig-drums.com
Zildjian Cymbals www.zildjian.com

Lyl Harper
Keyboards
Vocals
Lyl Harper grew up on the island of Grenada.

The ETX Auxillary..
The following individuals help keep the E’TOWN EXPRESS on track by helping out when the need arises…


Russ Dumas

Zack Edwards

Live back-up & studio guitarist and bassist (and fill-in vocalist in the event of major medical emergency!) Live back-up Drummer and Percussionist.

Dave Tyo

John Durden

Live back-up & studio drummer, recording engineer and co-producer. Studio keyboardist and bassist.

For Bookings Call: 518.587.9105 or Email: rp.etownexpress@gmail.com

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