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Austin Evans

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Austin Evans attended the University of Alabama where he studied business management. After graduation, he first worked with his father at John Evans’ Lemuria Books.com. He and fellow college friend, Richard Patrick, wanted to create a business that would revolve around their love of the Mississippi Blues. So Cathead Vodka was born in 2009. In the world of blues’ music, a cathead was any folk art that bluesman painted to supplement their income.

Cathead Vodka, with a distillery in Gluckstadt, Mississippi and the office in Fondren, Mississippi donates one dollar of each bottle sold to the Mississippi Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. The company also aligns themselves with the Southern Foodways Alliance, Music Makers Relief Foundation, North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic, Magic City Blues Society, and the New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation.

Companies and Investments

Cathead Vodka (Co-Founder)

Lessons Learned

We live for blues music and true Southern culture. We have been lucky enough to take our passions and use them as an inspiration for a successful business. The greatest lesson to me is to do what you love and love what you do.

Inspiring Quotes

Find something you’d do for free, and then find someone to pay you to do it.

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Austin Evans's Quotes

We were both in college studying business management at the University of Alabama, and both worked in the restaurant business.

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That’s what they called musicians they respected – cats – so it’s our tribute.

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Everyone I deal with is in Fondren.

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We’re working, but we’re not working.

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Influential Books

Janice Branch Tracy - Mississippi Moonshine Politics: How Bootleggers & the Law Kept a Dry State Soaked (True Crime)

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