Rock & Roll
Billy Coulter

Washington D.C. singer/songwriter Billy Coulter’s distinctive style straddles the line between Roots Rock and Power Pop.  Blending diverse influences from Dylan and Cash to Lennon and Bowie he’s created a fresh, authentic sound with a nod to the classics that inspired him.


Since his arrival on the scene in 2003, Coulter quickly made a name for himself with his unique songwriting and vocal ability winning the Album of the Year (Dose), Song of the Year (Party of One), Songwriter of the Year, two Roots Rock Recordings of the Year and several Roots Rock Vocalist for a total of 10 Washington Area Music (WAMMIE) Awards.


His inspired and energetic performances have graced the stages at some of the region’s top venues and festivals including Rams Head, Birchmere, Strathmore, The Hamilton, Barns at Wolf Trap, IOTA and often supports national touring acts.


Coulter has been nominated for over 30 Washington Area Music Awards over the past 10 years. He has also earned the following recognition for his songwriting:



• "Conscience" is honored by the

    2007 BILLBOARD Song Contest.


• "Party of One" is honored by the

    2007 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.


• "Disconnected"  GOLD AWARD

    2005 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest - Rock category.


• "Disconnected" is honored by the

    2005 BILLBOARD Song Contest.


• "Too Far" is honored by the

    2005 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.



Washington Area Music Awards


• 2014 Roots Rock Recording



• 2013 Roots Rock Recording



• 2012 Roots Rock Vocalist



• 2011 Roots Rock Vocalist



• 2010 Songwriter of the Year



• 2008 Album of the Year, "Dose"



• 2008 Song of the Year



• 2008 Roots Rock Recording



• 2007 & 2008 Roots Rock Vocalist

I have your CD in the Volvo. Nice one!

          – Ian Hunter, lead singer of Mott the Hoople


Billy's a pro, he does Roots Rock about as well as it can be done.



His music combines tuneful and dynamic rock with seemingly hard-earned, emotional maturity. You’ll be happy when you hear it.

          – Richard Gehr, Music for Grownups


Coulter swaggers through his blues-rock compositions with deserved bravado

and skillful songwriting.

          – OnTap Magazine


Coulter blends a sense of rock n' roll history into his roots rock providing touchpoints for many musical travelers.

          – Music Spectrum




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