Billy Coulter Band

MEET THE BAND

September 21, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Takoma Park

Current members --Billy Coulter, lead vocals and guitar; Tommy Derr, lead guitar and vocals; Doug Tull, drums; Barry Warsaw, bass and backing vocals

Founded in --2003

Style --Americana, roots, power pop

Influenced by --Ian Hunter, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen

Notable --After a 20-year hiatus from music, the band released a warmly received self-titled album in late 2003. Though a new EP is in the works, Coulter still considers the first album a high point for himself and the band.

Quotable --"That [album] is the one thing I truly put my heart into," Coulter said. "I absolutely did my best, and I'm really proud of the result. ... The songs couldn't be ignored, so I started hammering them out."

Hear Billy Coulter perform solo Tuesday at the Austin Grill, 919 Ellsworth Drive, Silver Spring. Free. The music starts at 8:30 p.m. Call 240-247-8969 or visit austingrill.com. Information about the band: billycoulter.com.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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