PHOTO By Bob Barbarita

Rich Kulsar [rhymes with Pulsar

Journeyman Drummer / Percussionist based in NYC.  He records and performs live with well known, not as well known and soon to be more well known artists and musicians. 


Here's a few he's had the pleasure to drum with:  

Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)  

Micky Dolenz (The Monkee's) 

Bruce Cockburn  

Lucy Kalantari & The Jazz Cats

Gavin Degraw  

Shirley Alston Reeves (Original Lead Singer of The Shirelles)  

Q- Tip (A Tribe Called Quest)  

Bobby Harden (The Blues Brothers) (SOLO Artist)

Blood Sweat & Tears  

David Murray  

Michael Blake   

The Zen Tricksters

The Katie Henry Band

Vassar Clements (The Father of Hillbilly Jazz) 

Rick Danko (The Band)

David Phelps (International Orange)

Ivan "Funkboy" Bodley (MD for Sam Moore)  

Thomas Hutchings (The CNP Horns) 

Indofunk Satish (The CNP Horns) (Saraswati Trading Company)

Oz Noy   

Matt Garrison (Herbie Hancock) (Inventor of TuneBend) (ShapeShifter Lab Productions)

Antar Goodwin (Sting/Lauryn Hill/Sharon Jones/Katie Henry)

Tomo Fujita  (John Mayer)  

David "Deeps" Patterson (Shawn Mullins/Halley DeVestern) 

Jonathan Fritz (Nuevo Flamenco/Lionel Richie)

Tetsuya Sato (Bernard "Pretty" Purdie)

Gene Ess (Ravi Coltrane)  

Wayne Avers (MD for Micky Dolenz)  

Deni Bonet (Cyndi Lauper)  

Dave Revels (The Persuasions) (Shadows of The 60's Revue)

Noam Weinstein  

Kristi Martel  

Tom Burris (Jabbering Trout)  

Leah Coloff (Lou Reed) 

Uncle Carl  

Halley DeVestern (Big Brother & The Holding Co.) (The Halley DeVestern Band)

Skip Brevis (S.B. Creative Inc.)

Luca "Groove Master" Tozzi

Mark Mancini (Chuck Berry) 

Alvin Moody (Whitney Houston/Gavin DeGraw/Producer) 

Joe Deninzon (Stratospheerius)  

Chris Milletari (OLINDA)

Mike Acerbo  

Tony Tino (Gavin Degraw/Southside Johnny)  

Ann Klein (Ani DeFranco) (Solo Artist)

Byron Isaacs (Levon Helm Band/ Ollabelle/The Lumineers) 

David Weintraub (The Black Sea)  

Serkan (Turkish Pop Star)  

Kyle "Kyoti" Turner (Creator of Hard Hop Swing)  

John Roggie (Bebel Gilberto) 

Kelsey Warren (pILLOW tHEORY) (Blak Emoji)

Steve Jabas (Josh Charles) (Halley DeVestern) 

Chris Tedesco

Teddy Kumpel (Joe Jackson) (Teddy Kumpel Loopestra) (Nome Sane) 

Steve Logan (Hiram Bullock Band) 

Lord Bishop (The King Of Sex Rock)


Producer / Engineers he's worked with: 

John Alagia

Daniel Wise

Robert L. Smith

John Plymale

Adam "RED" Lasus

Aaron Steinberg

Martin Bisi

Denise Barbarita

Lucy Kalantari

Steve "Steevo" Jabas

Greg "GT" Thompson

Ben Lindell

Matthew Weiss

Mat Leland

Michael Costanzo

Barry Hartglass

Teddy Kumpel

Jim Clouse

Willie Weist

Ken Rich

Steve Addabbo


Rich has songs placed on television by Heavy Hitters Music and Skinny Richie, his Songwriter / Producer self, Released his first EP "Changes" in 2021 

Skinny Richie

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