Once called “The greatest living songwriter” by Bob Dylan; songwriter and artist, Tim Hardin made a lasting impact on the music industry and artists alike. He was best known for writing “If I Were A Carpenter” and “Reason To Believe” which have been covered by artists such as Johnny Cash, Robert Plant, Rod Stewart, Neil Young and many more. Tim Hardin was born in Eugene, Oregon in 1941, and started his music career with the release of his first two albums: Tim Hardin 1 in 1966 and Tim Hardin 2, the following year. In 1969, Hardin signed with Columbia records and put out the single “Simple Song of Freedom” and in that same year, Hardin appeared at the legendary music fesitval Woodstock where he sang his hit “If I Were A Carpenter” solo. Although Hardin left us too soon, his legacy of having a simple yet impactful writing style, continues to leave a lasting impression on writers and artists to this day.