Tim Hardin had a brief but brilliant career. When he died in 1980 of a drug overdose he was only 40 years old and had only made nine albums, but he’d penned dozens of tunes that were folk and pop standards including “If I Were a Carpenter,” “Reason to Believe,” “Misty Roses” and “Lady Came from Baltimore.” His first two albums Tim Hardin (1966 Verve) and Tim Hardin 2 (1967 Verve) are understated masterpieces, perfect time capsules of 60's romanticism with minimal production, that still makes them sound timeless.
Hardin was born in 1941, in Eugene, Oregon. His mother was a classically trained violinist and his father a jazz musician. He... Read More