Don’t Hold Back

Austin Music Minute

Don’t Hold Back

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014

This, music lover, is the sound and the fury personified. It’s the kind of live performance that leaves the musician drenched with sweat but alive and on fire, and the crowd left in awe. Welcome to the electrifying Austin Music Experience that is Possessed By Paul James.

Konrad Wert is the songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and mightily-voiced renegade behind this one-man band, hell bent on singing it like it is. His album There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely (the title track is featured on today’s AMM) shows no restraint when it comes to digging beneath the surface and revealing the passions and the rages that lie deep within. This is how you burn when folk is on fire.

Treat yourself to a night of wonder when you see Possessed By Paul James perform tonight at Hotel Vegas, 1500 E. 6th St. It’s a special Do512 Lone Star Shuffle gig, including a set by dynamic folk duo Fog & Bone. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. It’ll set your soul ablaze. Recommended.

– Photography courtesy of Konrad Wert, 2014.