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. 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. 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. 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.
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