Best known by his stage name, Possessed By Paul James, Konrad Wert is a Golden Apple-winning special education teacher, activist, and songwriter. After gaining recognition from NPR, The New York Times, CMT, and MTV for his celebrated live performances and Billboard-charting breakout release (2013’s There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely), Wert is returning with As We Go Wandering, out January 31, 2020. As We Go Wandering digs in deep to call out truth and hope, drawing attention to issues of poverty and violence in public education. Flowing from the dual streams of Wert’s Mennonite background and his time in the Austin punk scene, As We Go Wandering is a juxtaposition, a folk album for 2020 tending a warm light of hope in the dark cold of winter, where peace, rest, and movement dance hand in hand.
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