About the Author

Jesse Sublett
Blurbarian Since February 2013
Name Jesse Sublett
My Web Site jessesublett.com
Location Austin, Texas, USA
Gender Male
My Occupation Writer and Musician
My Bio Jesse Sublett is an Austin, Texas writer and musician. One of Austin's best known musicians since the late 1970s, he founded the Skunks, a band credited with helping jump start the Austin music scene into a world renowned Mecca of music. His music themed crime novels, Rock Critic Murders, Tough Baby and Boiled in Concrete, published in the late 1980s-1990s, cemented his reputation as a hyphenate artist. He's written dozens of documentaries as well as plays, nonfiction books and political essays. His memoir of murder, music and cancer, Never The Same Again, (2004) was critically acclaimed by LA Times, Texas Monthly and longtime fans such as James Ellroy, Michael Connelly, Joe Nick Patoski and Rick Linklater. Sublett's lyrical prose and off-beat world view bring a bluesy, surreal tone that explodes on the page.

Books by this author

Things I Don't Mind The World Knowing

Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...
I've got several books in the works. One is a nonfiction book is about the Overton Gang of Austin in the 1950s and 1960s. Another is a nonfiction book about the underworld of Austin, Texas in the 1950s and 1960s. I'm also working on the follow up to Grave Digger Blues.
Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...
Son House, Joan Miro, Casey Bill Weldon, Howlin' Wolf, Jon Dee Graham, Charles Willeford, Gil Brewer, Matthew McBride, Todd Robinson, Megan Abbott, Charley Patton, Modern Jazz Quartet, Mingus, Tom Waits, Ann Carson, Ron Carter, Lou Ann Barton.
This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)
Grave Digger Blues is not your conventional crime novel or cute private eye novel. It's dreamlike, violent, absurd, strange, poetic. There are two main protagonists, a private eye / contract killer named Hank Zzybnx, and a traveling jazz musician, The Blues Cat. They inhabit the same world, but their paths rarely cross. Although set at the end of the world, the book has a strangely poetic and wry mood that could almost be called uplifting.