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Sat • March 2 @ 7:30 pm - 12:00 am

IV and The Strange Band | Possessed By Paul James | Fire & Pine

Uptown VFW
Tickets $15 – $20
IV and The Strange Band Possessed By Paul James Fire & Pine Saturday, March 2 James Ballentine "Uptown" VFW Post 246 Doors 7:30pm :: Music 8:00pm :: 21+ $15 ADV / $20 DOS TICKETS ON SALE NOW


Uptown vfw

  • Doors 7:30pm
  • Music 8:00pm
  • 21+
  • GA: $15 ADV / $20 DOS

*Does not include fees

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IV and The Strange Band | Possessed By Paul James | Fire & Pine


As the great-grandson of Hank Williams Sr., grandson of Hank Williams Jr., and only son of Hank 3, Coleman Williams spent years waging an internal battle with the expectations thrust upon him by his own lineage. He represented the fourth generation of country music’s most legendary family — hence his nickname, “IV” — and the pressure to launch his own career was enormous. Although Coleman would eventually make his mark with Southern Circus — the genre-bending debut from his band, IV and The Strange Band, combining southern storytelling and country textures with 100-watt guitar amps and DIY attitude — he needed to break free first and discover his own musical approach along the way. Southern Circus is his homecoming: an album that finds him not falling into a legacy, but earning it.

Konrad Wert is a man of many voices. As a special education teacher, he is articulate and intentional. As an advocate for justice in education, he is passionate. But as an artist and musician, better known by his stage name Possessed By Paul James, his voice is expressive, holding rest and action in tandem. In truth, “Paul James” is a fiction, a combination of the names of Wert’s father and grandfather. Those who have seen him perform, however, would agree he seems possessed by something. Wert has still been able to release 5 full length albums, two of which topped Bluegrass Billboard charts in 2013 & 2020. Possessed by Paul James’s upcoming 6th album, titled Fighting For Our Own Survival, set to release “sooner than later”.

Pine & Fire is a D.I.Y. folk music duo from the north woods of Minnesota. They blend traditional roots music influences with a modern punk sentiment, creating a unique and driving sound. Together they sing original songs woven with themes of love, escapism, home, and growth.


Sat • March 2
7:30 pm - 12:00 am
$15 – $20
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Uptown VFW
2916 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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