Scott Billington and Ruth Brown

Scott Billington is a Grammy® winning producer, musician, writer, and record executive who has worked with many of the greatest artists in American roots music.

Pictured with Ruth Brown (Barbara Roberds photo)

Making Tracks: A Record Producer’s Southern Roots Music Journey

(January 2021) I am excited to let you know that my new memoir will be published by University Press of Mississippi in April 2022. Along with in-depth profiles of many of the musicians with whom I have worked —  Irma Thomas, Charlie Rich, Buckwheat Zydeco, Johnny Adams, Bobby Rush, Ruth Brown, Beau Jocque, and Solomon Burke, among others — I write about the triumphs, and challenges of the making records. Copies may be ordered directly from University Press of Mississippi HERE, or from Amazon HERE.

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    Johnette and I traveled to France in late February and early March, where I produced a new album by the Skokiaan Brass Band.

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  • Off to the Grammys!

    I’m proud that Ted Olson, Mason Williams, Paul Blakemore and I have been nominated for a Grammy Award for Doc Watson’s Life’s Work: A Retrospective (Craft Recordings).

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