Billy Coulter
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Billy Coulter

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2003 | INDIE

Takoma Park, Maryland, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Americana Rock


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"Dose album review"

Resident rock star, Billy Coulter, has released a collection of energetic songs that prove that Takoma Park is not just for folkies anymore. It is refreshing to hear a local singer-songwriter who knows how to plug in. There's more than a bit of bravado to the songs on this CD, as Coulter creates melodies with layers and texture that only a confident pro can provide. Despite the rock and roll swagger, Coulter's lyrics are carefully chosen and meaningful. - Takoma/Silver Spring Voice

"Dose album review"

"Coulter swaggers through his blues-rock compositions with deserved bravado
and skillful songwriting." - OnTap Magazine

"Going Out Gurus"

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

"Trace album review: Solid local roots rock with the occasional foray into rockabilly and Celtic music. This one's a keeper."

If you haven’t been to one of local singer-songwriter Billy Coulter’s shows yet, his recent live album Trace: Live at Goose Creek is the next best thing.

The album, which was recorded in May of last year, boasts a baker’s dozen of tracks: seven of Coulter’s songs that can be found on previous albums Dose and Billy Coulter, five new ones, and a great cover of Dwight Yoakam’s “Fast As You” (Coulter sticks pretty closely to the original, which is so awesome that it’s hard to screw up). The new tracks are excellent: “Station Wagon,” the best of the new songs, is an infectious burst of Eddie Cochranesque rockabilly, while “If You Can’t Live Without Me (How Come You’re Not Dead?)” is, as its title suggests, a gleeful, catchy kiss-off of a drunk dialing ex. “Lighthouse Keeper” pushes the roots rock boundaries just a bit by adding a Celtic tint; if these tunes are representative of the new material Coulter—and his band, who are sharp as ever on Trace—are working on, I’m making room on my shelf for the next studio album.

Listen If You Like: Bruce Robison, Bill Kirchen

Top tracks: “Station Wagon,” “Lighthouse Keeper” - District Noise music site


Back and Fourth 2104
Trace (Live) 2010
Dose 2008
Debut 2003



Winner of 10 Washington Area Music (WAMMIE) Awards

  • 2014 Roots Rock Recording of the Year
  • 2013 Roots Rock Recording of the Year
  • 2011 Roots Rock Vocalist of the Year
  • 2010 SONGWRITER of the Year
  • 2008 ALBUM of the Year (Dose)
  • 2008 SONG of the Year (Party of One)
  • 2008 Roots Rock Recording (Dose)
  • 2008 Roots Rock Vocalist
  • 2007 Roots Rock Vocalist

Live concert videos!

Performing as 4-piece band, as well as Acoustic Solo/Duo/Trio.

Blending diverse influences from Dylan to Bowie, Billy Coulter has created an authentic sound that instantly connects with audiences. He's built a solid following with his distinctive voice and crowd-pleasing blend of traditional American Roots and classic British Pop.

Since his arrival on the scene in 2003, Coulter quickly made a name for himself with his unique songwriting and vocal ability winning him the 2008 Album of the Year (Dose), Song of the Year (Party of One), Roots Rock Recording of the Year and several Roots Rock Vocalist Washington Area Music (WAMMIE) Awards.

His rousing live performances have graced the stages at some of the regions top venues and festivals including Rams Head, Birchmere, Strathmore Music Center, Barns of Wolf Trap, The Hamilton, IOTA, and regional festivals, often supporting national touring acts.

Coulter has been nominated for over 30 WAMMIE Awards and has also earned considerable recognition for his songwriting:

  • "Disconnected" wins the GOLD AWARD 2005 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest - Rock category.
  • "Conscience" is honored by the 2007 BILLBOARD Song Contest.
  • "Party of One" is honored by the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.
  • "Disconnected" is honored by the 2005 BILLBOARD Song Contest.
  • "Too Far" is honored by the 2005 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

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