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GIMME MY E'TOWN EXPRESS!

GIMME MY E’TOWN EXPRESS!

 

1.         GIMME MY E’TOWN EXPRESS

2.         DRIVING ME HOME

3.         HARD TIMES ARE FALLIN’

4.         ADRIENNE

5.         GET YOU OFF

6.         B MOVIE HERO

7.         YOU NEVER SAID

8.         OLD MAN

9.         NORTHBOUND TRAIN

10.       ADIRONDACK MAN

11.       SNOWFALL ON THE BLACK RIVER

12.       HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

1. GIMME MY E’TOWN EXPRESS

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2002 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

David Tyo                   Drums, Percussion

John Durden                Bass

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I wrote this song while home in bed with the flu. E’TOWN EXPRESS needed a new encore song, so I created verses from experiences that Byron Peregrim (co-founder and original drummer of E’TOWN EXPRESS) and I had while rebuilding my family home in Elizabethtown, NY. I love Chuck Berry’s music, and this song oozes his influence.

 

2. DRIVING ME HOME

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2007 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

David Tyo                   Drums, Percussion, Background Vocals

John Durden                Bass, Keyboards

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    The opening lines of this song popped into my head as I walked into a brew pub in Saratoga Springs, NY. I wrote the rest of it a week later while driving to Elizabethtown.

 

3. HARD TIMES ARE FALLIN’

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2008 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rich Stigberg              Drums

Steve Barmash            Bass

David Tyo                   Percussion

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    The opening guitar rift was stuck in my head for months. I played it over and over again, but no words came to mind. While watching the news one evening, I thought that “Hard Times were Falling”. After that, the song pretty much wrote itself.

 

4. ADRIENNE

(Rob Pulsifer) © 1981 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

David Tyo                   Drums, Percussion

John Durden                Bass

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I wrote this song the same year I graduated from high school. My high school band AVIATOR played this song at every show. This song has been a setlist standard of every band I played with ever since.

 

5. GET YOU OFF

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2006 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Bass

Rich Stigberg              Drums

David Tyo                   Percussion, Background Vocals

Russ Dumas                Background Vocals

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    This song arose from a comment Rob Jr. made to me. He said that I always wrote songs that made sense, but he insisted that not every song needed to make sense. So, I wrote this song with the specific goal of making no sense. (I write the rest of my songs so they make sense!)

 

6. B MOVIE HERO

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2002 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                 Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Phonoharp

Rich Stigberg               Drums

Steve Barmash             Bass

David Tyo                    Percussion, Keyboards

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    When he was a young boy, one of Rob Jr.’s favorite movies was Kurt Russell’s BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA. This song was inspired by that movie.

 

7. YOU NEVER SAID

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2003 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                 Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar

Rich Stigberg               Drums

Steve Barmash             Bass

David Tyo                    Percussion, Acoustic Guitar

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I wrote this song in 15 minutes, and I recorded its demo the next night in one take. The studio version is wonderful, but I personally enjoy listening to the demo. Maybe I’ll put it online some day…

 

8. OLD MAN

(Rob Pulsifer) © 1984 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                 Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

David Tyo                    Drums, Percussion

John Durden                Bass

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I wrote this semi-biographical song about my landlord from 1984. He was a wonderful man who often complained that he let his life pass by too fast.

 

9. NORTHBOUND TRAIN

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2003 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                 Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

David Tyo                    Drums, Percussion

John Durden                Bass

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    I wrote this song on a very cold February afternoon in Elizabethtown, NY. As first written, the song was much longer. I edited it down to tighten it up. As a North Country kid, I cannot imagine a better way to head north than by train!

 

10. ADIRONDACK MAN

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2008 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                 Lead Vocals, Background Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar

Rich Stigberg               Drums

Steve Barmash             Bass

David Tyo                    Percussion

Russ Dumas                 Rhythm Guitar

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    Our Founding Fathers would roll over in their graves if they discovered how the “limited” governments they created (federal/state/local) have slipped out of the restraints they placed on them. They would be furious to see how those governments have grown obnoxious and tyrannical. This song sends a warning that Red-Blooded American Patriots will not give up their liberty and freedom without a fight!

 

11. SNOWFALL ON THE BLACK RIVER

(Rob Pulsifer) © 1999 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                 Rhythm Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards

Rich Stigberg               Drums

Steve Barmash             Bass

David Tyo                    Percussion

John Durden                Keyboards

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    On a cold day in November, I played a beat-up acoustic guitar and stared out the window of my E’Town house. Snow began to fall on the Black River, the border of my property. As the storm strengthened, so did the tune I was playing. By the time the snow stopped, the instrumental was complete.

 

12. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

(Rob Pulsifer) © 2008 Boquet River Music, Inc.

 

Rob Pulsifer                 Lead Vocals, Background Vocals

David Tyo                    Drums, Percussion

John Durden                Piano, Bass

Mark Frederick            Violin, Cello

Family Vocals              Rob Pulsifer, David Tyo, Russ Dumas, Liza Hathaway, Tammy Farr, Steve Barmash

 

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:    Like so many folks, I love Christmas. Sitting at the kitchen island at my house in E’Town one morning in December 2008, I decided to write a Christmas song. When I finished it, I realized its three verses outlined a Christmas story, so I decided to write a book to accompany the song. Over the years, I worked on the book a little at a time. In 2018, I buckled down and finished the book. The editing process is under way, and I intend to publish the book in 2019. If all goes well, I might convert it into a movie screenplay…