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Carpal Tullar is a compelling rock/art pop band based in Asheville, NC. Chris Tullar has been making Carpal Tullar albums for over 25 years, and the band plays a wide variety of originals and also some covers. The music is infectious, lyrically captivating, and spattered with influences from the greats of the 1960s and 70s.

The current live band has been active since 2016, and consists of Chris Tullar (lead vocals, keys, guitar), Dave Baker (backing vocals, guitar, keys), Rob Heyer (bass), and Troy Crossley (drums, vocals), whom you may recognize from The Lefties, Ska City, or Modern Strangers.

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 video for that song was chosen for the Crowd Favorite award at the 2022 Music Video Asheville awards.

Other Links:

A review of The Milquetoast Manual

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Review of Ore.



Review of Ore in Mountain Xpress.

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Review of Horse of a Different Tullar

Review of Horse of a Different Tullar in Mountain Xpress.

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Carpal Tullar on Holy Crap Records

Review of Horse of a Different Tullar in Mountain Xpress.

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Carpal Tullar on NPR's All Songs Considered Podcast

Back before Chris knew what a podcast was.