Benjamin Taylor (born January 22, 1977) is a musician and actor. He is the son of folk rock artists James Taylor and Carly Simon. His sister, Sally Taylor, is also a musician. Although he has made efforts to distance his career from that of his parents, there are inevitable comparisons because of this, not least because his chosen genre of music is similar to that of Simon and Taylor. Taylor has also toured with his father.
On his first released album Famous Among the Barns and his EP #1, Taylor collaborated with friends Adam MacDougall and Larry Ciancia to form "The Ben Taylor Band." Ultimately deciding that this path (which yielded music that Taylor describes as "neo-psychedelic folk funk") did not represent his true musical nature, Taylor released a follow-up solo album that is much more acoustic in nature and more in line with his family roots. That solo effort, Another Run Around the Sun, featured backing vocals by his sister and mother, with Taylor as vocalist and guitarist, Peter Calo on Guitars,Larry Ciancia as drummer, and bass guitar by Kevin Bacon who also produced the album.