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
Presenting the Band...
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
Rob plays Gibson Les Pauls and
Ernie Ball Strings
Jim Dunlop Picks & Things
C. F. Martin Guitars
South Austin Music Store
West Virginia University
Let’s Go, Mountaineers!
Robert W. Pulsifer, Esq.
|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
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
Steve plays Fender basses and Ampeg
Live & Learn
|Rich Stigberg grew up
in Duanesburg, NY.
Rick plays Ludwig Drums and Zildjian Cymbals.
|Lyl Harper grew up on
the island of Grenada.
The following individuals
help keep the E’TOWN EXPRESS on track by
helping out when the need arises…
|Live back-up & studio guitarist and
bassist (and fill-in vocalist in the
event of major medical emergency!)
||Live back-up Drummer and
|Live back-up & studio drummer,
recording engineer and co-producer.
||Studio keyboardist and bassist.