Apparently: Touring, Fatherhood, & Recovery

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Pearl Nelson, also known as Pearl Dragon of the band Champagne Champagne, talks about idolizing Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix, falling into addiction on tour, and his path to recovery.


 
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Sound & Vision’s mini-series, "Apparently," where two new mothers, KEXP DJ Evie Stokes and KEXP Drive Time Producer Rachel Stevens, explore the stories of musicians and performers who are juggling parenthood with their art.

For this next artist, he’s also struggled with addiction on top of it all. Pearl Nelson, also known as Pearl Dragon of the band Champagne Champagne, talks about idolizing Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix, falling into addiction on tour, and his path to recovery. He also discusses finally being in a place where he’s ready to tour again with clarity and confidence in his sobriety.

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