Clifford Antone talking with a patron of his namesake blues club, Antone's, 2005.
Clifford Antone (born October 27, 1949, Port Arthur, Texas – died May 23, 2006, Austin, Texas) was the founder of a well-known Austin blues club and record label, as well as a mentor to Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan and numerous other musicians. He is the nephew of Jalal Antone, the founder of the Houston, TX based Antone's Import Co - known for its po-boy sandwiches. 
In 1987, Antone founded a recording label, Antone's Records and Tapes. He also opened Antone's Record Shop, a record store specializing in blues and roots music. Antone served time in federal prisons for drug charges in the early 1980s and in 2000. He lectured on social change and the history of the blues at The University of Texas, Austin Community College, and Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. On hearing of Antone's death, Austin Mayor Will Wynn was quoted as saying, "One of the primary reasons Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World is because of Clifford Antone."