In the studio with Bobby Rush
Scott and engineer Steve Reynolds have just completed work on Bobby Rush's new album, Porcupine Meat, which will be released by Rounder Records on September 22, 2016. In photo, at The Parlor Recording Studio in New Orleans (L-R): Vasti Jackson, Scott Billington, Shane Theriot, Bobby Rush, David Torkanowsky, Jeffrey "Jellybean" Alexander, Cornell Willlams.
Scott to receive the Slim Harpo Music Ambassador Award
On June 23 at the Varsity Theatre in Baton Rouge, Scott will receive the Slim Harpo Ambassador Award-- quite an honor for someone who learned every Slim Harpo harmonica lick as a teenager in Boston. Also receiving awards will be guitarist L'il Buck Senegal (The Slim Harpo Music Legend Award) and saxophonist Paula Rangell (The Slim Harpo Pioneer Award). Perhaps the best part of the event will be the music– Scott will perform with the above musicians, pianist Henry Gray and others.
Scott Billington is a record executive, musician, writer and Grammy® winning producer who has worked with many of the greatest artists in American roots music, pictured here with Ruth Brown (Barbara Roberds photo).