Kent Hartman is the author of the Los Angeles Times bestseller The Wrecking Crew, which won the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction. A longtime music industry entrepreneur, he has worked with dozens of well-known artists, including Three Dog Night, Steppenwolf, Hall & Oates, Counting Crows, and Lyle Lovett. Dan John Miller has earned multiple Audie Award nominations, winning for The Wrecking Crew by Kent Hartman; has twice been named a Best Voice by AudioFile magazine; and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards.
"[The Wrecking Crew] has the ... potent excitement of a collection of greatest hits. It makes good music sound better." ---Janet Maslin, The New York Times
Reflecting on the great musical acts of the 1960s and 1970s, one rarely-if ever-thinks of the subject of this fascinating biography, the Wrecking Crew: a random collection of behind-the-scenes West Coast session musicians that whose talents helped the careers of countless musical superstars. Narrator Dan John Miller delivers a subdued reading that's as honest as it is intelligent. While there's little dazzle in his performance, Miller's ability to compelling relate voluminously detailed information is apparent from the first sentence. Miller brings to life the stories Hartman tells with a focused delivery that manages to hold listener attention throughout. A must-have for serious music fans young and old. A St. Martin's/Dunne hardcover. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.