American 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.


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 and over 30 nominations.


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


Billy Coulter also earned the following recognition for his songwriting:


• "Conscience" is honored by the

    BILLBOARD Song Contest.


• "Party of One" is honored by the

    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.


• "Disconnected"  GOLD AWARD

    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest - Rock category.


• "Disconnected" is honored by the

    BILLBOARD Song Contest.


• "Too Far" is honored by the

    Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.



Washington Area Music Awards


• Songwriter of the Year



• Album of the Year:




• Song of the Year:

"Party of One"



• Roots Rock Recording

"Back and Fourth"

"How to Break a Heart"




• Roots Rock Vocalist (4x winner)






The Genuine Article

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