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Okkervil River – “It’ll Never Happen Again” (Tim Hardin Cover)

I was introduced to Nick Drake in like 1994, when Rhino released the Way To Blue compilation, and for me, it was a total, world-changing revelation. It inspired me to explore a shadowy basement of largely forgotten depressive singer-songwriters, at the forefront of which were John Martyn, Tim Buckley, and Tim Hardin. Of that group,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 21, 2013 - 2:50 pm

Mark Lanegan – “Red Balloon” (Tim Hardin Cover)

Tim Hardin, most famous for writing “If I Were A Carpenter,” was one of the less-appreciated lights of the early-’60s folk music boom, but a new tribute compilation aims to give the man a little more shine. The comp, Reasons To Believe: The Songs Of Tim Hardin, has people like Okkervil River and Alela Diane… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 24, 2013 - 3:14 pm