It seems to me that Harper Simon tries his best to not be associated with his father, going so far as saying that he didn't learn how to play music from his dad. Even the way he dresses, the type of music he's making ..…
Harper Simon is the son of Paul Simon (of Simon & Garfunkel), but as I previously mentioned, I don't really think he wants the association. That's very understandable; no one wants to be seen as riding on the coattail of others.
I saw Simon in 2009 and his set was typically on the quieter/folky side of things. That should be interesting to note because for this current tour in support of his new album, Division Street (out now via Tulsi/PIAS), is with the Polyphonic Spree. If you know anything about the Poly-Spree, you know that the band is known for having three million band members on stage and lively show.
I really can't wait to see the contrast of Simon's folk set vs Polyphonic Spree handclapping choir.
Harper Simon Summer Tour Dates
06/26 Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe
06/28 Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater
07/01 Chicago, IL @ Park West
07/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
07/06 Washington, DC @ Sixth and I
07/08 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
07/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg
07/10 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
All dates w/ The Polyphonic Spree
Simon & Garfunkel
This song was co-written by Paul Simon of Simon & Garfunkel. I have included S&G's version of Red Rubber Ball here... although there's never been an official studio recording..…
You know that I love Simon & Garfunkel. There's no doubt about it, if you heard any of their classic hits ("The Sound of Silence", "I Am a Rock", "Scarborough Fair/Canticle", "A Hazy Shade of Winter", "Mrs. Robinson", etc.), that you'll fall in love with the harmonies and melodies.
The duo broke up due to creative differences, but then in 2010, it almost happened: Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel were going to reunite for a World Tour. Unfortunately due to Garfunkel's vocal cord paresis, the tour was canceled. Then in 2011, a Garfunkel solo tour was announced, only to have 16 of the 19 dates canceled.
So it's a bit of a rarity to see Garfunkel play live shows. He's recently booking small, intimate shows, billed as "An Intimate Rehearsal with Art Garfunkel", he's already sold out a few New York dates. I suspect he will sell out all these dates, including the Minneapolis show in July.
06/22 Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY
06/29 Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY
06/30 Cinema Arts Centre Huntington, NY
07/06 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis