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Nov. 1, 2021

Day 86 - Konrad Wert

Konrad Wert, known as Possessed by Paul James since 2005, is an American folk singer, songwriter and musician from Lee County, Florida. His music is composed of string instruments including banjo, guitar and fiddle with roots within folk, blues and punk....


Konrad Wert, known as Possessed by Paul James since 2005, is an American folk singer, songwriter and musician from Lee County, Florida. His music is composed of string instruments including banjo, guitar and fiddle with roots within folk, blues and punk.

I saw Konrad live for the first time in 2015 at a Folk-Rock fest in Long Beach, CA and he absolutely destroyed and I’ve been a fan ever since. We talk about his dual lifestyle as a teacher and musician, the connection between virtual gigs, his fiddle skills, being on the road with a family, a broken down van in NJ, Pizza, his album There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely, as well as his latest album As We Go Wandering! Enjoy!

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Konrad Wert

Musician / Singer / Songwriter

Konrad Wert, known as Possessed by Paul James since 2005, is an American folk singer, songwriter and musician from Lee County, Florida. His music is composed of string instruments including banjo, guitar and fiddle with roots within folk, blues and punk. Raised within a small Mennonite Community among pacifists, service workers and transplants. He is currently living in Texas with his wife and sons meeting the music demand by touring, sales on line etc. He is also a special education teacher in Kerrville, Texas.

Possessed by Paul James has starred in The Folk Singer, a film by Slowboat Films in 2008 while in circulation internationally. In 2015 Wert along with Milk Products Media, embarked on a year documentary spreading the conversation and advocacy of Special Education awareness and the need for state/federal reform. When It Breaks completed production in 2018 and is soon to release.