Jesse Sublett, founding member of legendary Austin band The Skunks, illuminates a truly weird chapter of the city’s history in The Last Gangster in Austin. This colorful true-crime yarn follows a young Ronnie Earl—the young DA who would later prosecute Tom DeLay—as he takes on his biggest case: taking down Dixie Mafia gangster Frank Hughey Smith. Come be transported back to the Austin of the 1970s as Sublett discusses this stranger-than-fiction story.
CIRRUS LOGIC TRACK SESSION
Moderator: Bryan Parker, Austin Monthly associate editor
Jesse Sublett, Last Gangster in Austin: Frank Smith, Ronnie Earle, and the End of a Junkyard Mafia