Dr. Kent Gustavson is a composer, musician, & author. His expertise is roots music, but he earned his PhD in classical music composition from SUNY Stony Brook in New York in the spring of 2007. Dr. Kent also has more than a dozen audio recordings to his name, available from his small independent record label Ninety and Nine Records. His version And Am I Born to Die was nominated for a Just Plain Folks award, and his album Stolen Shack was featured on NPR's All Songs Considered.
Dr. Gustavson is the author of Blind But Now I See: The Biography of Music Legend Doc Watson, coming out in the Fall of 2009. He currently teaches at SUNY Stony Brook on Long Island, and does workshops around the world.
Author, publishing expert, industry consultant, professor, speaker, entrepreneur, professional musician, and PhD classical composer, Dr. Kent Gustavson is also the owner of independent publisher Blooming Twig Books and www.skeletonmethod.com, its subsidiary provider of top-end and award-winning author services. He is a sought-after industry consultant, branding coach and ghostwriter, and speaks around the world on publishing and music. Dr. Kent hosts the radio show www.soundauthors.com on Blog Talk Radio, formerly syndicated to World Talk Radio and Voice America, and has interviewed hundreds of bestselling authors and award-winning musicians. He was recently (as @drkent) named one of Twitter's Top 100 Edu-Tweeters for his use of Twitter in his university teaching. Find out more about Dr. Kent at www.kentgustavson.com