Few writers have given more to blues journalism than Scott Barretta. His years of tireless writing, researching, and preserving this American art form have impacted enthusiasts around the world. For three years, 1996 to 1999, Scott was editor of Sweden’s Jefferson blues magazine. From 1999 to 2003 he served as the editor of Living Blues magazine, where he remains a contributing writer. Today Scott writes a weekly column on blues for the Clarion-Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, is the host of Highway 61, a weekly blues program on Mississippi Public Radio and, together with Jim O’Neal, is a writer and researcher for the Mississippi Blues Trail, which has dedicated over 140 markers since 2006. He’s written liner notes for many artists and articles for a wide range of magazines, and he continues to do so. In 2003, he co-founded the University of Mississippi’s Blues Today Symposium.