Konrad Wert is a family man and an award winning educator, but when he hits the road to bring the music of Possessed By Paul James to the masses, he’s a one-man wrecking ball. Just give him a microphone, a guitar (or a fiddle or banjo) and a hard surface to stomp his foot, and he will bring down the house.
He’s also pretty darn good around a campfire. He showed that late night at this past summer’s Wildwood MusicFest & Campout in Willamina, OR when fully engaged a rowdy after-hours crowd and even invited a number of folks to join him in song.
Konrad Wert, aka Possessed By Paul James, performing at the Wildwood MusicFest & Campout. Photo by Anne Marie for Local Hero Media.
During the festival, he stopped by The Ravens Roost to sing a few songs for That Much Further West Podcast, including this performance of “Right Where We’re Supposed To Be,” captured exclusively for the podcast by Local Hero Media.
Check it out and be sure to visit the Possessed By Paul James website to learn when Konrad is coming to your town and how you can pick up his fantastic records. We wholeheartedly endorse this fantastic artist and thank him for taking time to visit us in the Roost.
Logging thousands of road miles and playing countless gigs every year, hearty-voiced troubadour Matt Woods has seen America from every angle. His latest album, “How To Survive,” is described by Lee Zimmerman in No Depression as “a brilliant blend of resilience and remorse ably conveyed in songs that consistently find an intimate connection.”
Such is the case on “The American Way,” a quick snapshot of the struggles folks are asked to overcome in their daily lives.
Matt Woods in the Raven’s Roost at the 2017 Wildwood MusicFest & Campout. Photo by Anne Marie for Local Hero Media.
We caught up with Woods this past summer at the Wildwood MusicFest & Campout in Willamina, OR, where he returned as one of the festival’s most favored artists. During a down moment at the festival, Woods dropped into the Raven’s Roost to perform “The American Way,” captured here by Local Hero Media for That Much Further West Podcast.
Learn more about Matt Woods and find out when he’ll be rolling into your town by visiting his website. And in the meantime, check out this video that demonstrates the power Woods can generate with a guitar, his voice and a great story to tell.