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Jesse Sublett

Half Price Books Gig, Tertulia

Saturday, May 30, 1 PM – 3 PM, Austin Gangsters Take Over Half Price Books North Lamar. A few murder ballads plus Q&A. I’ll be signing “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital.” But actually, I’ll sign anything. Come by. Eddie Wilson has promised to buy you a …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author, musician, legend

#TBT Three Chords Never Die

Some songs never die. There are terrible songs that make you want to shove an ice pick through your ear drums every time and some that have the power to make your day of any year. For me the latter would include most anything by Howlin’ Wolf, Al Green, Otis Rush… with dozens of selections …

Jesse Sublett, true crime author, Austin musician and author

That’s MISTER Gangster to you, bro

It’s been a busy week here in South Austin. Normally, if we spend the evening in the living room, our neighborhood semi-feral cat, Carl “CJ”  Johnson,  comes to visit and eat. Between his visits, we usually see either possum or raccoon, possibly a gang of the latter. In recent months …

Jesse Sublett, true crime author, novelist, musician

1960s Austin Gangsters invading BookPeople

Join us at BookPeople Monday, March 23, 7PM. At long last we’ll be presenting my new book “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capital.” The big story about the Austin underworld during the tumultuous sixties — the Timmy Overton Gang, Hattie Valdes, criminal lawyers, gamblers, bank burglars, gamblers, and the …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author & musician & artist

JESSE PROFILED

Mark your calendars for Monday, March 23, 7 PM, BookPeople, when we’ll be signing and presenting “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime that Rocked the Capitol,” out this week at quality bookstores like BookPeople and South Congress Books. [PS I’ll also be doing a pop-up gig/book signing at South Congress Books …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author and musician

1960s Austin Gangsters

Happy Valentine’s Day 2015 and I hope your weekend wasn’t as stressful as it was for Bugs Moran in Chicago on Valentine’s Day 1929, as seen in the above images. Now, if we flash back just 50 years, we’re in the depth of the Overton Gang days in Austin, Texas, an …

Jesse Sublett, novelist, nonfiction author, essayist, musician, artist, Austin character

Preorder “1960s Austin Gangsters”

Preorder Jesse Sublett’s new true crime book “1960s Austin Gangsters: Organized Crime That Rocked the Capital.” Published by History Press in March 2015, the book can be advance purchased, signed and inscribed (or not) and shipped as soon as available for the special prepublication price of $24.99 ($19.99 + $5 S&H). Just send an email …