Trivia: he's Bob Dylan's son-in-law.
He also led the New Wavey Sussman Lawrence Band in pre-hype (i.e.
Husker Du, Replacements) Minneapolis. Himmelman has since become
a durable folk-rocker with a spiritual bent. Himmelman has become
a favorite with the mid-30something boomer crowd.
- John Dougan
Minnesota native Peter Himmelman
was the leader of a rock/pop quintet called Sussman Lawrence that
made two independent albums in the early 80s and earned him comparisons
to such new-wave singer/songwriters as Elvis Costello and Joe
Jackson. The group became Himmelman's backup band for the release
of his debut album, THIS FATHER'S DAY (1986), which earned him
a contract with Island Records. He followed with GEMATRIA (1987),
SYNESTHESIA (1989), and STRENGTH TO STRENGTH (1991). By the last
release, he had moved to Epic Records.
-- William Ruhlmann