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 Pulsifer)
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.