Harper Simon
singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer
Harper Simon
Harper James Simon is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. His music has appeared on several albums and in film and television shows. He is the son of musician Paul Simon and his first wife, Peggy Harper. In 2010 he released his critically lauded self-titled solo album, which Rolling Stone called "a gorgeous collection of vintage-sounding country-folk tunes. " In its review of the album, American Songwriter called Harper "a real star in the making.
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<em>A Playlist Without Borders</em>: A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma, Plus Chatting with Steve Nieve, The Mission's Wayne Hussey and 3OH!3's Nathaniel Motte
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Conversation with Yo-Yo Ma Mike Ragogna: Hey Yo-Yo, how are you? Yo-Yo Ma: I'm okay, how are you? MR: I'm fine, and thank you again for allowing me to interrogate you about your latest. YYM: Thank you. Is the light shining in my eyes? Is the interrogations going to be painful? Is there any waterboarding involved? MR: [laughs] No, not this time. And that bright light shining in your eyes? That's just your own consciousness flowing. YYM: Oh my goodness, that's the worst kind of interrogation. That's really tough. MR: [laughs] Let's talk about The Silk Road Ensemble with Mr. Yo-Yo Ma. The gang has a new album A Playlist Without Borders, and I think the concept is awesome. And you have been entangled--we'll get to your Tanglewood DVD in a moment--with this group for a long time now. YYM: Well, I'm guilty. MR: Another successful interrogation. YYM: I just want to spare myself the pain, so I'm declaring myself totally guilty as charged and I hope that which will be forthcoming w ...
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Up & Coming
The Portland Mercury - over 3 years
Music previews for the week of August 14-20. WEDNESDAY 8/14 YEAH YEAH YEAHS, HAR MAR SUPERSTAR (Edgefield, 2126 SW Halsey, Troutdale) See My, What a Busy Week! CLOUD CONTROL, ELLIS PINK, SWAHILI (Mississippi Studios, 3939 N Mississippi) Read our article on Cloud Control. INTERNATIONAL POP OVERTHROW: THE ZAGS, DON'T, 302, THE LONESOMES, ANNY CELSI, CHRISTOPHER REYNE (Alhambra Theatre, 4811 SE Hawthorne) Local power-pop up-and-comers the Zags have only been around since the beginning of the summer, but their lone recording, the can't-believe-it's-not-Squeeze "It's Over," has already earned them a considerable amount of buzz among this city's pop litterateurs. While it's difficult to write extensively about a band with such a limited output, it's easy to see the Zags' star-spangled trajectory: clocking in at just over two minutes (if you need any longer than that to make your point in the realm of pop music, you're doing it wron ...
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Mike Ragogna: Frames, Division Street & HandPicked: Conversations with Lee DeWyze, Harper Simon and Earl Klugh
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A Conversation with Lee DeWyze Mike Ragogna: Lee, tell us a little something about yourself. Lee DeWyze: Well, I love music and my golden retriever and my wife. MR: In that order? LD: No. Not in that order. MR: [laughs] LD: And my fans. I love my fans. MR: You grew up listening to artists like Cat Stevens and Simon &amp; Garfunkel, but can you tell us a little more about your musical upbringing? LD: I grew up in a pretty musical household. My mom always liked to sing and my dad was always listening to music. The first music I ever really fell in love with was Cat Stevens' Tea For The Tillerman was the first record I recall listening to on vinyl. I remember when I first found the record, I saw the picture on the front and I was just enamored by it. I was like, "Oh, what is this?" My dad was like, "Let me play it for you," and I fell in love right then and there. MR: What were some of your favorite songs from that? I'm guessing "Father &amp; Son" is ...
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David Wild: 'Celebrity:' A Playlist for the Premiere of $ellebrity
The Huffington Post - about 4 years
Tuesday night is our big Hollywood premiere for $ellebrity, an intriguing new feature documentary directed by Kevin Mazur about the price of fame today, and the way that the texture of celebrity has evolved -- or, it could be argued, de-evolved -- over time. As an executive producer of $ellebrity, I clearly hope that you see the film for which I interviewed Jennifer Aniston, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Lopez, Sheryl Crow, Elton John and Kid Rock, among others, about the good, the bad and the ugly of the fame game. Perhaps my very favorite quote in the film about celebrity today comes from Kid Rock, who imagines the Second Coming in a way that still has me laughing. $ellebrity can be seen in many cities this week -- or on Video On Demand if it does not hit the proverbial Theater Near You. To see a little preview of our movie (complete with Kid Rock's comment!) or even (incoming hint buy tickets, please go to www.sellebritythemovie.com. In the meantime, below find my play ...
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Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin: Dog Ears Music: Things My Accountant Says Playlist
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
Fats Waller Song: Fat and Greasy Album: Rewind: The Very Best of Fats Waller Genre: Jazz Buy: iTunes.com Champion Jack Dupree Song: Income Tax Album: The Complete Blue Horizon Sessions Genre: Blues Buy: iTunes.com Supergrass Song: Cheapskate Album: In It for the Money (Limited Edition) Genre: Alternative Buy: iTunes.com Harper Simon Song: The Audit Album: Harper Simon Genre: Singer/Songwriter Buy: iTunes.com Count Basie Song: Easy Money Album: Live in Europe (1960-1962) Genre: Jazz Buy: iTunes.com J.B. Lenoir Song: Tax Payin' Blues Album: Passionate Blues Genre: Blues Buy: iTunes.com The Strokes Song: What Ever Happened? Album: The Strokes: The Collection Genre: Alternative Buy: iTunes.com Young the Giant Song: Your Side Album: Young the Giant Genre: Alternative Buy: iTunes.com Johnny Cash Song: The Devil to Pay A ...
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Get Out: Pacific Festival, All-Night Cinespia, The Hudson Block Party, Craft ... - LAist
Google News - over 5 years
... &#39;til dawn screenings of the DA Pennebaker directed Monterey Pop, Jimi Hendrix: A Documentary, rare concert footage, psychedelic animation, short documentaries and other trippy sights and sounds of the 60s and 70s and a Harper Simon moderated Q&amp;A
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Graveyard Rocks: Harper Simon To Moderate Q&A During Cinespia 'Movies Til Dawn' - LAist
Google News - over 5 years
Harper Simon, the singer/songwriter son of Paul Simon, will be moderating a Q&amp;A with the legendary Lou Adler, Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix engineer/producer) and Director Gary Weis at 10:00 pm Bring a sleeping bag, food, drinks, etc
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Save the date: This week in celebrity wedding anniversaries - Kansas City Star
Google News - over 5 years
A select guest list at the wedding included Randy Newman, Charles Grodin, Lorne Michaels, George Lucas, Kevin Kline, Teri Garr, Christie Brinkley and date Billy Joel (who jammed on the piano with Paul&#39;s 10-year-old son, Harper Simon)
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Do Julian Lennon and Nancy Sinatra make the grade? We rate rock stars ... - Plain Dealer
Google News - over 5 years
C Harper Simon (Paul Simon): Harper&#39;s debut album came out in 2009. His voice sounds way too much like his father&#39;s, but his music is a mixture of acoustic folk, country and alternative rock. An odd combination, just like his friendship with Yoko and
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Golf: Arnold experience the key to success for born again Greenway Hall - Stoke & Staffordshire
Google News - almost 6 years
SIMON Arnold has settled comfortably into his new surroundings at Greenway Hall and is looking forward to a bright future. The former long-serving professional at Wolstanton has joined the revolution at the Stockton Brook club,
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“Dark Knight Rises” Villain Revealed?; Questlove Gets to Roots of Costello - ShowBiz411.com
Google News - almost 6 years
There are plenty of great guest vocalists like Glenn Tilbrook, Ron Sexsmith, Joe Sumner of Fiction Plane, Laurie Anderson, Harper Simon, Costello, and Vanessa Paradis aka Mrs. Johnny Depp. “2 Gether” is an album some major label should jump on
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He's My Brother She's My Sister plan great Escape - Altsounds.com
Google News - almost 6 years
(Jambase) Special guests for the residency include Jenny O, Cowboy &amp; Indian, Soko, Mia Doi Todd, DJ: Ana Calderon, The Rag Dolls (burlesque troupe), Sweaters, Pleasure Circus, Harper Simon, Restavrant, Caught A Ghost, Black Hole Oscillators,
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MUSIC REVIEW | 'WE ARE PLASTIC ONO BAND'; Amid All That Experience, an Air of Innocence
NYTimes - about 7 years
In some ways Yoko Ono is still an amateur. At ''We Are Plastic Ono Band,'' mixing concert and tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday night, her voice could be shaky and her stage patter giggly and unplanned. She looked genuinely surprised when the audience interrupted her and sang ''Happy Birthday.'' (She turns 77 on Feb. 18.) She's
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THEATER REVIEW | 'RUINED'; War's Terrors, Through a Brothel Window
NYTimes - about 8 years
Patrons are asked to leave their bullets at the bar in the Congolese brothel that is the setting for ''Ruined,'' the strong and absorbing new play by Lynn Nottage at the Manhattan Theater Club. Mama Nadi (Saidah Arrika Ekulona) runs a cozy little whorehouse -- one of the cleanest and safest places in the area -- and she's determined to keep it that
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THE TALK: POSTCARD FROM THE EDGE; Screech and Tell
NYTimes - over 11 years
We went to Newfoundland for many reasons. For one thing, we had never heard anything much about it, and by ''we,'' I mean me; my 13-year-old daughter, Billie; my stepson, Harper Simon; my friend Kim Painter; and my photographer and friend, Meg Ryan, who took along her assistant, Learka Bosnak, and her photo assistant, Dan Hallman. We started our
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The Drums of India Hip-Hop Toward a Hit
NYTimes - almost 12 years
AMONG musicians New York City is what is known as a tough town. And as a young musician named Suphala learned one Thursday night late this month, that is never more obvious than when you are playing to a boisterous room full of alcohol-fortified partygoers on the small Indian drum called the tabla. The setting was the Greenwich Village town house
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The Remix; First Watch - Menlo Park
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Not many bands kick off their concerts by asking audience members to separate by gender, don cloaks and masks and follow antlered ''priestesses'' to a Masonic temple hidden in an old hotel. But not many bands set the performance bar as high as Menlo Park, a London-based group whose wild shows and eclectic sound (its guitarist Harper Simon, far
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CULTURE ZONE;Slumming
NYTimes - almost 21 years
THE JUNKIES IN IRVINE Welsh's nasty first novel, "Trainspotting," call it "street cred" -- street credibility, what the well-heeled, adventure-hungry women in London hope to acquire when they go out slumming. All you can do with these "weekend zanies" is sleep with them, says one of Welsh's addict-heroes, "take from them, and then go. They even
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - about 22 years
New-York Historical Society MONDAY -- The New-York Historical Society will benefit from a black-tie dinner and a preview of old master paintings from the Society's collection to be auctioned this week. The evening at Sotheby's, 1334 York Avenue, at 72d Street, will begin at 7 with cocktails, followed by dinner at 8. Tickets, $300, from (212)
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EGOS &amp; IDS; Celebrity in Their Blood, Stardom in Their Eyes
NYTimes - over 23 years
The world has gone mad for the sons and daughters of celebrities. Everywhere you look, you'll find countless children of the rich and famous. The following lists, by no means comprehensive, tell the story: THE CAMPAIGNERS: Many celebrity children are endorsing products, following in the footsteps of Isabella Rossellini, the face of Lancome. Nona
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Harper Simon
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 36
    On October 13, 2009, Simon released his self-titled debut album on his own Tulsi Records.
    More Details Hide Details He produced the album himself, enlisting producer Bob Johnston to help him put together a band for a series of recording sessions in Nashville. The band included harmonica player Charlie McCoy, pedal steel player Lloyd Green, drummer Gene Chrisman (Dusty in Memphis), bassist Mike Leech (Elvis Presley's Suspicious Minds), pianist Hargus Robbins, (Patsy Cline's Walkin' After Midnight), and guitarist Al Perkins. The Nashville sessions resulted in basic tracks for four songs on the album: “Ha Ha,” “All I Have are Memories,” “Tennessee,” and “The Shine.” He then completed the album in Los Angeles and New York, with contributions from Inara George, Aaron Espinoza (Earlimart), Petra Haden, Sean Lennon, Yuka Honda, Adam Green, Eleni Mandell, and Joan Wasser. Also making appearances were Steve Nieve, Steve Gadd, and his father Paul Simon. Tom Rothrock mixed the album.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
    Born
    Born on September 7, 1972.
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