Originally from Detroit, Michigan, James arrived in Estonia in the early 2000's. He is a tremendous bass player, vocalist and all round entertainer. I have worked with James a lot, many times I have been host of a company or private party and "The James Werts World Project" is the band I am introducing. Despite that I have never had a chance to sit down and have a good talk with him and hear the stories about his life before and after coming to Estonia.
We talk about his previous band in LA and trying to make it in "the game" there, what it was like to establish himself as a musician here and how his son's life is different in Estonia to where he grew up. We go through a bunch of topics, life in Estonia and facing prejudice plus finding that balance between earning a living doing private events while still making your own material and how much we like performing in small towns around Estonia. This description isn't doing our talk justice, James is a great guy and its easy to bounce around topics and shoot the breeze with him.
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If you see him playing live go and check out his show, you won't be disappointed.
Watch the full episode on YouTube https://youtu.be/DAJsIuUel50