Simon Joyner (born 1971) is a singer-songwriter from Omaha, Nebraska, United States. Considered by some to be the forefather of the burgeoning Omaha music scene, he has profoundly influenced the music of Bright Eyes. Joyner also collaborated with John Darnielle, of The Mountain Goats, and Beck listed Joyner in his top 10 albums when asked by Rolling Stone. He is also famous for the so-called "Peel Incident," when famous British DJ John Peel played his album The Cowardly Traveller Pays His Toll from beginning to end on air. Joyner is named after Paul Simon.
Simon Joyner lives in Omaha with his wife and three children.
To Almost No One: Singer-Songwriter Series, Volumes 1-5 (w/ The Fallen Men) (Wee Black Skelf set of five 7" vinyl singles; the packaging was all hand-made and only 500 copies were assembled)
Verbal Objects (Seagull 011 MC 2002) ("live recordings from the dreary West Coast, 2000")
Here Comes The Balloons 1992-1999 (Unread Records compilation MC 2002) (a collection of 16 un-earthed, acoustic ballads, yarble, and dirge, spanning 1992-1999)
Blue Melody: Live From The South (Shrimper Records CD-R 2003) (ltd. ed. of 500 copies; live in Chapel Hill, NC, July 2000)
Lost With The Lights On (Jagjaguwar LP and CD March 16, 2004)
Stranger Blues (w/ Dennis Callaci) (Catsup Plate mini-LP November 2004) (recorded August 29, 2003 in the Callaci living room in Southern California; issued in a single edition of 500 one-sided LP's, silkscreened and hand assembled chipboard jackets in a "traditional" Catsup Plate brown butchers tape design scheme)
Beautiful Losers: Singles and Compilation Tracks 1994-1999 (Jagjaguwar JAG076 compilation 2LP and CD March 7, 2006)
Skeleton Blues (w/ The Fallen Men) (Jagjaguwar LP and CD November 21, 2006)
Out Into The Snow (Team Love LP and CD September 15, 2009)
Spiritual Rags (side-project) (Unread Records/Grotto Records LP 2010)
Ghosts (Sing, Eunuchs! 2LP 2012)
A Rag of Colts-Disgraced Songs 1987-2012 (Unread Records MC 2013)