Harold Whit Williams is guitarist for the critically acclaimed rock band Cotton Mather, a prize-winning poet with four published collections, and a music cataloger for The University of Texas at Austin.
Jesse Sublett is an author and musician in Austin, Texas. He’s the author of 13 published books and a legend in the Austin music scene. In 1978, Jesse founded The Skunks with Eddie Munoz and Bill Blackmon, while simultaneously, he was a founding member of the Violators, with Kathy Valentine, Carla Olson and Marilyn Dean—these two bands being the first punk bands in Austin. Their first gigs at Raul’s marked the birth of the Austin punk/new wave scene.
I started Bouldin Creek Café in a 700 square foot shack in the summer of 2000. We were basically a coffee bar with a small menu of vegetarian food prepared in a tiny kitchen. We employed the artists, musicians, queers that had always had my heart. Over the years we gained a loyal following and our menu grew with the demand. By 2005 we were a full blown restaurant with lines out of the door on weekends.
I’m a professor of statistics and data science at UT, where I teach both in the McCombs School of Business and in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences. I grew up in Katy, Texas and went to college here at UT, just like my mom before me. After graduating in 2004, I lived in England for two years to study math at Cambridge. Then I did my PhD in statistics at Duke University, and finally I got back to Texas as fast as I could.
"I've co-owned End Of An Ear for 13 and a half years with Daniel Plunkett. Dan and I have been partners for 20 years and we always dreamed of opening up a shop together after he realized his last Record Store "33 Degrees" was coming to an end around 2003. We started End Of An Ear on S. 1st Street near Oltorf in April of 2005."