Jan Ramsey, Publisher, Editor-in-Chief, OffBeat Magazine

Jan Ramsey started OffBeat and its associated entities almost three decades ago as an effort to improve and expand local music culture and business. Known for her scathing “Mojo Mouth” essays, Jan has been a music activist since the early 1980s, loves local culture and lives down the street from the former site of the H&R Bar — which was blown away by Katrina — just to prove it. She is a native New Orleanian and a (former) good Catholic girl.