Biography All Music Guide
All Music Guide:
The son of Paul Simon and Peggy Harper, Harper Simon made his musical debut at age four by singing "Bingo" in an episode of Sesame Street. Eight years later, the burgeoning songwriter had mastered the guitar and landed multiple appearances on his father's Graceland tour, an experience that paved the way for his future studies at Berklee College of Music. Simon moved to London after college and logged several years with the band Menlo Park, although he eventually returned to the States to work on his solo debut. Joined by a slew of Nashville musicians and pop music veterans (including Inara George, Aaron Espinoza, and Charlie McCoy), Simon recorded and released the self-titled album in 2009. Simon appeared on an array of late night tv variety shows as well as at various festivals in support of the release over the next few years. His sophomore album Division Street followed in 2013, featuring appearances from members of the Strokes, Bright Eyes, Wilco and others.