Chris Harden was surrounded by music from a young age and gravitated towards playing the guitar. Coupled by his curiosity in the recording process, he soon found himself trading in his trumpet for a 4-track tape machine. As an engineer, producer, and partner at IV Lab Studios, Chris has recorded and/or produced over 100 records in his 12 years behind the console.
Getting his start as assistant engineer on the Grammy nominated Plain White T’s single “Hey There Delilah,” Chris went on to work with Rachael Yamagata, The Von Bondies, Gary Louris (The Jayhawks), Wayne Baker Brooks, and supergroup Hard Working Americans. Examples of his production work can be found on records by Miracle Condition, District 97, Like Pioneers, and Chicago Farmer.
Harden continues to perform locally with The Pod (a Ween cover band with occasional guest Dean Ween) and tour nationally with the Ike Reilly Assassination. He has toured additionally as a live sound engineer and is a member of the Recording Academy.