Thursday, January 8, 2015

Live Music for You in January

This is just so you can stay informed about our show schedule

Thank you for keeping in touch with us. We'd love to see you in January at one of our shows (public ones for you to easily join are in bold):

Fri Jan 9th, 9pm doors, 10pm show, $5: One Stop Deli & Bar Asheville NC (w/ Miss Massive Snowflake and Polly Panic)
Sat Jan 10th, 8pm, Pay-what-you-like ($1 min.): live Webcast
Wed Jan 14th, 4pm: Private Show in High Point NC
Thu Jan 15th, 3pm: Private Show in Greensboro NC
Fri Jan 16th, 10.45am: Private Show in High Point NC
Fri Jan 16th, 7pm, free: The Eddy Pub in Saxapahaw NC
Sat Jan 17th, 3.30pm: Private Show in Durham NC
Sat Jan 17th, 8pm, free: Mebane Knights in Mebane NC
Sun Jan 18th, 1pm, free: Muddy Creek Cafe in Winston-Salem NC
Thu Jan 29th, 8pm, free: The Phoenix in Brevard NC
Thu Jan 29th, 8pm, Pay-what-you-like ($1 min.): live Webcast

Any place you'd like to see us anytime soon? Just reply to this e-mail and we'll make a point adding your request to our tour route.

Lots of love, hugs, music, and more music
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Friday, January 2, 2015

Dare To Dream (Song and Lyrics)


The moon is drunk
Filled with big ideas
The moving of the wheel
Takes the sound of the machine
Time is gonna turn on itself
But the clock-maker
He’s got it figured out

That old restless bird’s
Got a lot to say
Just singing his song
Both night and day
Throw a penny in the lake
And dare to dream
The water may be choppy
But don’t hesitate

So why aren’t we singing?
Why aren’t we dancing?
Why aren’t we living like we should
If they can do it
So can I
So tired of singing the blues

The sun never hurt anyone
Who wasn’t looking
Some folks may disappoint you
But it evens out in the end
And it's hard to say why my pen is so heavy
It fell asleep when I wasn’t watching
And every year they bring the farmer
The latest piece of gear
But he knows what’s right for the earth
And the red-eyed captain whispers to himself
An ace is still an ace
And king’s still gonna wear his crown

(Chorus 3 times)

All rights by songwriters Chris Wilhelm and Cristof Ensslin, and publisher The Wilhelm Brothers LLC

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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Thank You for an Amazing Year 2014

For YOU made it awesome!

As the new year 2015 is starting, we once again realize that all that we've been able to do following our dream, is only possible because of YOU, our fan, friend, supporter.

Thank you so much for all you do for us. Every
kind word,
CD purchase,
CD pre-purchase,
social share,
love note,
action to help us,
and so much more have propelled us forward. You have contributed to us expressing our hearts' desire: to play music, pour all our love and energy in it and share it with the world.


Here's our dedication to you: After our 10-day-studio session to record our new album, we recorded a little thank you-video. Watch it here:

May the new year 2015 bring you many blessings, abundant health and uncountable magic moments!
Best wishes to you and all your loved ones
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pre-order of New CD Now Open

THANK YOU, dear fans and supporters. You have helped us come this far!

After producing two EPs, Lay Your Burden Down and Like A Bird in the last two years, we are excited to embark on our first full-length album project. We need to do this because the songs we have written since our last studio recording have touched a lot of people. We repeatedly receive requests for songs like Topography, Long Live Your Tomorrows and A Most Curious Thing in a recorded form. And this is what we want to deliver: a beautiful recording of the best and most sought-after of our new songs.

The ten-day-long recording session will be with Henry Hirsch at his Waterfront Studios in Hudson NY. He is an acclaimed recording engineer and producer, having landed many hits with greats like Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger and Madonna. Totally exciting, isn't it?

First day of recording is December 14th, 2014. CD release date will be in Spring 2015.


It's pay-what-you-like (donation-based), with the suggested minimums and rewards-packages below:

$1+ for the album download
$15 for the CD (personally picked-up at one of our shows)
$20 for CD (before release date, shipped within the US)
$30 for the CD (before release date, shipped worldwide)
$50 for CD + Special Thanks in CD cover
$100 for $50-level-rewards + Song lyrics w/ guitar chords
$500 for $100-level-rewards + Private Show (Eastern US)
$995 for the full MustMakeMusic VIP Program

Thanks so very much for all you do
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Friday, December 5, 2014

Maryville, Tennessee, See You Soon!

Hello Tennessee, we're very sorry to cancel tonight's show for y'all at Barley's Maryville. Our singer Chris has come down with a cold a couple of days ago and is still recovering from it. So to be good to the lovely voice of his, we needed to make this decision. Very sorry for this, hope you'll understand though. We'll keep you informed about a new date ASAP!

Thursday, December 4, 2014

VIP Membership Now Open

With special bonus this-week-only!

If you have enjoyed listening to our music before (online, from a CD or at a live performance), it is safe to say you like what we are bringing into this world. Maybe you even got inspired to follow your own passion more deeply.

Moving forward, we want MustMakeMusic to be a source of inspiration not only for musicians but anyone with a dream. We are building a community of musicians and music-lovers who have a passion and want to help each other out with encouragement, support and just have a cool place to hang-out. We encourage each other to share about projects, get motivated by and help one another. And along the way, we will also share heart-warming music with you.

So that is the Vision. And you can be a part of it.

Why do we want you to be part of this?

Because we see that music is more and more becoming personal…
You are no longer far away from the artists who are on big stages that seem miles away. Instead, you can see talented artists perform in smaller intimate settings designed for that up-close feel. The Evening Muse in Charlotte, Club Passim in Boston, and the Altamont Theatre in Asheville are a few examples that do just that. And of course house concerts (where the artists are literally playing in a music-lover’s living room) serve that purpose brilliantly. Plus, with the increasing use of technology in music, you can now connect with your favorite artists live online, whether it is via a Google Hangout (where you can talk directly with the artists), Concert Window (live streaming of shows with chat feature) or social media like Facebook. So, COMMUNITY matters!

Because we are more than musicians…
We call ourselves folk musicians not only because of our musical roots in the folk genre, but also because we are modern-day troubadours. We bring stories and laughter to the audiences we perform for. We have a conversation with our listeners. We bring back the flavor of people sitting by the fire and singing together. Our purpose is to bring joy to people.

And so, we open up the opportunity for YOU to become a member in this Vision. A VIP Member to be specific. By becoming a VIP Member, you are not only a financial contributor to our projects but you are also a premium fan with special access to us (10 super awesome gifts waiting for you), only afforded to VIPs.

Plus, for a limited time only (until this Sunday at 11:59pm Pacific), we are adding to the package 4 juicy bonuses (two of which will even help your business) that make becoming a VIP even sweeter.

By becoming our VIP, you are contributing to keeping music up-close and personal.

So, if you see the value in being part of this community and this amazing way of doing music, joining the VIP Membership is a smart decision.

Go over here to see how.

Until next time, be well, be happy, be blessed!
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

PS: The VIP Membership including the 4 Bonuses is open for you this week. Get details here.

Cristof and Chris at Graceland in
Memphis, TN, getting inspired
by Elvis' musical achievements. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Live Webcast from Southern Appalachian Brewery

Tonight (November 21st, 2014) at 8pm, we are broadcasting our show at Southern Appalachian Brewery in Hendersonville NC live on Concert Window.

You are invited to tune in! We'll be taking your song requests. It would be so lovely to have you be part of this event. Tickets are just $1 (or more if you like, since it's pay-what-you-like).

How about gathering some friends at your home and enjoying a great evening, with live music entertainment until approximately 10pm?

Thanks for being who you are
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof