Paul Kimbiris & The Dark Side of Pearl released the new "May Day" EP earlier this month. Kimbiris has garnered comparisons to Bob Dylan and Gregory Alan Isakov for his lyrical storytelling and folk-inspired music. The new record features a louder rock sound from his band, named after Pearl Street in the singer-songwriter's home of Boulder.

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Kimbiris and his band recently returned to the CPR Performance Studio for the first time since 2014. They played four songs and Kimbiris spoke with Bruce Trujillo about how a trip to Spain inspired his new music and performing at a Bob Dylan tribute show at eTown Hall in Boulder.  

Stream the session and watch Paul Kimbiris & The Dark Side of Pearl perform "Matador" above. Watch more videos on our YouTube page.

Songs performed:

  • "Matador"
  • "Four Wheels and Fossil Fuel"
  • "Another Shot"
  • "My Body Broke My Fall"