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an American musician from Washington, DC. He is most widely known for his roles as the guitarist and vocalist for the groups Fugazi and Rites of Spring. Picciotto's musical resume also includes the bands One Last Wish (1986), Happy Go Licky (1987 - 1988), Brief Weeds (EPs released circa 1991 - 1992), and The Black Light Panthers (ongoing sporadic project since 1982), the last two bands both being projects with Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty. He also created a record label called Peterbilt Records, which released limited-quantity vinyl record albums for the bands Rain, Happy Go Licky, and Deadline, then years later was involved in releasing the album 1986 by One Last Wish, along with Dischord Records. He also produced Blonde Redhead's Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons (2000) and Misery Is a Butterfly (2004) as well as The Blood Brothers final album, Young Machetes. Picciotto played on the Vic Chesnutt albums North Star Deserter (2007) and At the Cut (2009), and will be accompanying him on a 2009 Fall/Winter North American Tour.

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