With well over 100,000 albums sold and several hundred students to his
credit, Bob Culbertson is one of the most influential Stick artists today.
His musical style ranges from light jazz with folk and blues flavor to
classical with Spanish, contemporary, and traditional influences.
Bob began playing the Stick over 30 years ago when introduced to the
instrument by its inventor, Emmett Chapman. Culbertson's recordings have
been described as "the sound of the Stick in its purest form". His CD
releases are live, solo recordings with the use of no effects except a
small ambient use of reverb.
More recently, Bob played an integral role in the development of the first
acoustic Stick, designed purely for the tapping method of playing. Bob has
since released the first ever recording with such an instrument titled
Bob plays a variety of festivals, gigs, and concerts annually. He has
toured nearly every state in the US as well as over fifteen countries
worldwide including France, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Japan. His
concerts have included openings and performances with the popular acts;
Robin Trower, Robben Ford, Eric Martin, Tuck and Patti, Steve Morse,
Doobie Brothers, Allan Holdsworth, Sheila E, Leon Russell, Dave Mason,
Babatunde Olatunji, Neal Schon, Alex De Grassi, Fattburger, Micky Hart,
Zakir Hussain, Fog Hat, David Grisman, Abraxas, Robin Hitchcock, and
members of Santana.