Born in Lubbock, Texas in
1951, Sublette is a composer, musician, record producer,
musicologist, and author. Sublette is probably best known for fusing
country-western and afro-Caribbean styles including salsa, cumbia
and rumba, as reflected on the 1999 album "Cowboy Rumba", as well
as his 2012 second album Kiss You Down South. He is also a leading
scholar of Cuban music.
In 2015, Sublette and his wife Constance published
The American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding
Industry, a comprehensive history of slave trading in the southern
colonies and states .