Carpal Tullar is the name of both the recording project of Asheville-based Chris Tullar, who has been recording his original music for over 20 years, and the band who performs Carpal Tullar tunes live. The music is infectious, lyrically witty, upbeat rock, and spattered with influences from the greats of the 1960s and 70s.
Carpal Tullar has been played on 98.1 The River, WNCW, Asheville FM, appeared on NPR’s All Songs Considered podcast, opened for Tiffany, and even made a musical appearance on the popular NPR radio show Car Talk. In 2022, Carpal Tullar’s song, TSA, was chosen by Holy Crap Records as a top ten song of 2021.
The live band is comprised of Chris Tullar on vocals, keys and guitar; Dave Baker on harmony vocals, guitar, and keys; Rob Heyer on bass, and John McKinney on drums, and they have been playing together as Carpal Tullar since 2015.