You may have heard us cover 'Shoulda Known Better', 'Ferris Wheel', or 'No Windows' over the years. These songs were all written by the humble Konrad Wert aka Possessed by Paul James from South-East Texas. It was such a crazy experience having one of my favorite songwriters electrify the Tavern at Rams Head on an otherwise sleepy Sunday night downtown. Great catching up with the man himself and getting up to speed on all the new music, teachings, and film projects he's got in the works. If you like our music at all, you're really going to dig PPJ. http://ppjrecords.com/
We created a short run of 30 silk-screened posters to commemorate the event. Hand colored and numbered. There may be a few left through the skribe site.
"Konrad Wert came up with the Possessed by Paul James moniker as a way to channel the spirits of his late grandfather, Paul, and his father, James. And until very recently, he worked as a full-time school teacher while perform live on the side. Indeed, whether Wert is percussively stomping on an old wooden box, sawing a dusty fiddle, picking a banjo, or yelping a song as his head bobs and weaves from a seated position, fans are never under the impression they are seeing and hearing something of this earthly realm. The mix of roots and emotional electricity at a Possessed by Paul James show is akin to a live electric socket missing its cover as stripped wires spark with flickers of enthralling danger. The albums released under the PPJ name have increased in quality each time out, beginning with 2006’s self-titled debut, and all the way to 2014’s widely-acclaimed There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely."
- Paste Magazine