Over the past five decades, Cyril Vetter's career has spanned a variety of industries, including music, broadcasting and publishing. He owned TV and radio stations, a television production firm, a newspaper, as well as music recording and publishing companies. Vetter's music career began in the mid-1960s, when he co-wrote the frat-rock classic "Double Shot (of my Baby's Love)," and he is a member of the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. In addition to “Dirtdobber Blues," LSU Press has published two of Vetter's previous books: "Fonville Winans' Louisiana: Politics People and Places," a biography of Winans, the legendary Louisiana photographer, along with historical sketches of his subjects; and "The Louisiana Houses of A. Hays Town," another Vetter collaboration with Philip Gould to record Town's major contributions to the vernacular of original Louisiana architecture. In 2003, Vetter and his daughter, Baton Rouge attorney Gabrielle Vetter, wrote and produced "Deacon John's Jump Blues," a critically acclaimed and award-winning music CD, concert video and documentary film. A U.S. Army veteran, Vetter served in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star. He earned political science and law degrees from Louisiana State University.