Possessed by Paul James

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Possessed by Paul James
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Hole in the Wall. Austin, Tx SXSW weekend 2011
Background information
Birth name Konrad Wert
Also known as Possessed by Paul James
Born July 26, 1976
Immokalee, Florida
Genres Alternative country, folk, country, bluegrass, antifolk, blues, punk
Instruments banjo, guitar, fiddle, stomp box
Associated acts Scott H. Biram

Konrad Wert (born July 26, 1976 in Immokalee, Florida), known as Possessed by Paul James since 2005, is a one-man band from south Austin, Texas.[1] The music is composed of string instruments including banjo, guitar and fiddle with written roots within folk, blues and punk. He was raised within a small Mennonite Community among pacifists, service workers and transplants. He graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 2001 with a degree in liberal arts with various minors.[2] He is currently living in Boerne, Texas with his wife and sons meeting the music demand by touring, sales on line etc. He is also a special education teacher at Curington Elementary School in Boerne, Texas. [2]Currently Possessed by Paul James has starred in The Folk Singer, a film by Slowboat Films in 2008 while in circulation internationally. He most recently toured with Frank Turner of Epitaph Records, Chuck Ragan of Side One Dummy, Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price Suburban Home Records, Jim Ward and others via The Revival Tour in 2009.

In January 2011, Feed the Family was nominated for Americana Album and won the award for Alt. Country Album in The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.[3]


Title Album details Peak positions
US Grass
Possessed by Paul James
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: SYA Records
Cold and Blind
The Revival Tour
  • Release date: 2009[4]
  • Label: Ten Four Records
Feed the Family
  • Release date: September 21, 2010[5]
  • Label: Hillgrass Bluebilly Records
Live at Antone's
  • Release date: 2012
  • Label: Normandeep Blues Records
There Will Be Nights When I'm Lonely
  • Release date: October 29, 2013
  • Label: Hillgrass Bluebilly Records
"—" denotes releases that did not chart


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