ABOUT Kent Hartman

Kent Hartman, Author, The Wrecking Crew, businessman and music industry insider.

Kent Hartman, the winner of the 2013 Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction at the Oregon Book Awards, is both a bestselling author (The Wrecking Crew for St. Martin’s Press) and a longtime music industry entrepreneur. His clients have included Elvis Presley Enterprises, America, Lyle Lovett, Hall & Oates, Eddie Money, Pat Benatar, Kool & the Gang, Three Dog Night, and Little River Band, among dozens of other well-known artists. During the mid-2000s he also co-owned Mark Lindsay’s Rock & Roll Café with Mark Lindsay, the former lead singer of Paul Revere & the Raiders.

Additionally, Mr. Hartman was for many years an adjunct faculty member within both the School of Business at Portland State University and the College of Business at Oregon State University. He is also a nationally syndicated radio show producer, having created several successful features including The Classic Comedy Break and Comedy Classics.

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