An Excellent Monday Idea

Or, another shameless plug, whichever you prefer. At The Buzz Mill this evening, at 7:30 PM more or less sharp, a new edition of Murder Ballad Monday and Grave Digger Blues Radio Theater. We’ll be performing, along with new and old favorites from my repertoire of murder ballads, blues and tragic originals (see a sampling below), Chapter 2 of my novel Grave Digger Blues. Starring Mona Pitts as Francine Ray, Ricardo Acevedo as The Blues Cat, Walter Daniels as The White Haired Maniac, and my terrible self as Narrator. All these individuals join me tonight from their stellar and unique roles in the community of Austin artists, as photographers, artists, blues singers and general avant garde provocateurs, and I’m lucky to be able to present them to you on this lovely stage in South Austin tonight.

Walter Daniels will also be joining me on harmonica for a few songs.

The show runs for about 90 minutes so we’ll be finishing up by 9 PM. The Buzz Mill (1505 Town Creek Dr, off Riverside) has great coffee, snacks and a nice selection of beer, wine and hard booze. Lately I’ve been drinking Buffalo Trace whisky there, myself. There’s a cool beer garden with a friendly breeze coming in off the lake, since we’re situated just on the South Shore of Lady Bird Lake, down Riverside a few blocks East of I35, just before Walgreen’s and Antone’s.

One other note, or two: copies of the print edition of Grave Digger Blues will be for sale at the gig, and you may view three new paintings by my terrible self at the Continental Club Gallery for the rest of the month of May. Two of the paintings have already been sold. Those pictures are at the bottom of this page. Tonight’s set will include songs like Stagger Lee, Somebody Changed the Lock on My Door, See that My Grave is Kept Clean, and many others.

Grave Digger Blues is also available at BookPeople and South Congress Books.


Francine Ray 2

art by Jesse Sublett, noir, Grave Digger Blues, hardboiled, pulp fiction

Lila Explains What Happened to Your Car (RED), SOLD

Melba Lou Has Heard it All Before PAINTED HANK frontal blue MEDIUM

Jesse Sublett, pulp fiction, crime novelist, noir

Melba Lou Has Heard it All Before, by Jesse Sublett 8 x 10 acrylic


Jesse Sublett, noir, pulp fiction, crime novelist

Hank Zzybnx, The Last Detective at the End of the World, 8 x 12, ink, SOLD

FYI, another versions of “Lila Explains What Happened to Your Car” can be ordered from the artist, here. These are metallic prints, and the other colors include blue, light blue, green, light green, and purple.

The limited edition signed, framed metallic prints, 16 x 24, are $350. I am offering unframed prints for $100. I can also do a smaller size for a slightly lower price, such as 11 x 17 for $75.

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