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.