Monday, June 29, 2015

July: VA, NC, TN, Online

The summer is on full throttle. While it turned up the heat, we turn up the cello. Live, for you, in July:

7/1, Wed, 8pm, free: The Neighbors PlaceLynchburg VA
7/3, Fri, 7pm, free: Uptown Coffee CaféFarmville VA
7/10, Fri, 3pm: private show, Hendersonville NC
7/10, Fri, 7pm, free: The Square RootBrevard NC
7/11, Sat, 8pm, free: Rumout Has It, Rutherfordton NC
7/16, Thu, 10.30am: private show, Kingsport TN
7/16, Thu, 8pm, free: Lyrics on the Lawn, Greeneville TN
7/18, Sat, 2.30pm, donations requested: Artists 4 Life Benefit Concert, Online Worldwide
7/18, Sat, 7pm, free: Black Bear Coffee Company, Hendersonville NC
7/25, Sat, 3pm: private show, Morristown TN
7/25, Sat, 7pm, free: Iron Horse Station, Hot Springs NC
7/30, Thu, 8pm, free: The Phoenix, Brevard NC

See you soon for sure!

May you be happy, healthy and wealthy
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Fellow cellist Claire with The Wilhelm Brothers


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Sold Out!

We've officially sold out of all CDs of our debut EP Lay Your Burden Down. At today's show at Carrboro NC's Johnny's Gone Fishing, our wonderful new fan Dominica bought the last copy in our stock. So, in just about two years we distributed almost 1,000 copies.

Big big happy thank you to all of you who contributed to this success. We couldn't do this without you.
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

Did you still want a copy of these recordings? Our distributor CD Baby still has a few, so does amazon.com. Plus: Digital versions are available as download from iTunes, amazon mp3, as well as CD Baby (for CD quality download).

Sunday, May 31, 2015

June: GA, NC

Summer Solstice is welcoming the summer this beautiful month of June. We'd like to welcome YOU to one of our shows. You can see us live in GA and NC this month:

6/3, Wed, 9pm, free: Little Vinyl Lounge, Atlanta GA
6/4, Thu, 8pm, $5/8: Red Light Café, w/ Rust, Atlanta GA
6/5, Fri, 8pm, free: Live Wire, Athens GA
6/6, Sat, 2pm, free: Hightower Creek Vineyards, Hiawassee GA
6/6, Sat, 7pm, free: WSQL's "Southern Exposure", Brevard NC
6/14, Sun, 9pm, free: Jack of the Wood, Asheville NC
6/15, Mon, 7pm: private show, Hendersonville NC
6/18, Thu, 6pm, free: French Broad Brewing Company, Asheville NC
6/20, Sat, 7pm, free: The Square Root, Brevard NC
6/25, Thu, 2pm: private show, High Point NC
6/26, Fri, 10.45am: private show, High Point NC
6/26, Fri, 9pm: Patrick Jane's Gourmet Pizza Bar, Cary NC
6/27, Sat, 8pm: Niche Wine Lounge, Holly Springs NC
6/28, Sun, 11am: Johnny's Gone Fishing, Carrboro NC

Whether you are in Georgia, North Carolina, or anywhere else in the world:

May you be happy, healthy and wealthy
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Dream come true: Playing in front of a sold out house at The Asheville Community Theater showing of "The Long Start to the Journey", yesterday (May 30, 2015)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Long Live Your Tomorrows (Official Music Video and Lyrics)



Click the Play-Button below to see the video and listen to the track in full length and for free:



We hope you like this song. We intended to create a timeless work of music. The whole album was recorded on a beautiful 24-track tape machine, with the help of producer and bassist Henry Hirsch (most acclaimed for his work with Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Vanessa Paradis), engineer Rachel Alina (credits include P!nk, Katy Perry, Stephen Marley) and drummer Ernesto Karolys (he's played on Letterman with First Aid Kit!). It was released this April on iTunes and other digital music platforms.

For the release of the physical CD, we need your help. Our current crowdfunding campaign on IndieGoGo.com aims to raise the final funds we need in order to replicate CD's and do a low-budget, well-planned-out and highly effective promotional strategy.
One of the perks you can get is this very music video as a full download, ad-free. Click here and pick perk VID-VID-VIDEO and help us make more music! Thank you so much in advance for your contribution.


Here are the song lyrics for you to sing along:


I went out walking, just the other day
Shoes on a wire, farewell yesterday
A forest for the lonely, a temporary home
Seldom iridescent, on an earthly tongue

Here’s one for the forgotten, may you find your way
50 cents and a dollar, we got dreams to pay
For I’ve seen the eyes of the interstate
And I’ve seen the lifted, and those who could not wait

CHORUS (2X)
Long live your tomorrows
May you carry on
I’ve seen them weak
And I’ve seen them strong

For I’ve dreamt in colors something seldom found
Mountain-to-sea, daddy-long-legs upon my trail
I learned to pay attention and drop everything
These houses on stilts could never walk away

CHORUS (2X)

Careless remarks on an open mind
These daytime ghosts, and these trees have eyes
So many variables, it was just a catalyst
Dreamin’ of an ocean, filled with words

CHORUS (4X)


Song written by Chris Wilhelm and Cristof Ensslin, published by The Wilhelm Brothers LLC

Click here to see The Wilhelm Brothers' current crowdfunding campaign.


Monday, May 11, 2015

Everywhere & Nowhere (Album Track and Lyrics)



Click the Play-Button below to listen to the track in full length for free:



We hope you like this song. We intended to create a timeless work of music. The whole album was recorded on a beautiful 24-track tape machine, with the help of producer and bassist Henry Hirsch (most acclaimed for his work with Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Vanessa Paradis), engineer Rachel Alina (credits include P!nk, Katy Perry, Stephen Marley) and drummer Ernesto Karolys (he's played on Letterman with First Aid Kit!). It was released this April on iTunes and other digital music platforms.

Do you like the Lyric-Art above? Click it, select the perk LYRIC ART in our crowdfunding project on IndieGoGo.com and you'll get it as a 11X17 poster. By doing so, you help us turn this digital album release into physical CD's.

Here are the song lyrics for you to sing along:


I met an old man, who was ready to go
He said he was happy, looking miles above
He saw the world change, in a blink of an eye
Rooted to a computer screen, a blue dragonfly

I met a young girl, who was caught in the rain
She was looking for her mother
Or was it just a dream? Just a dream

CHORUS
If this is nowhere, far in between
Is it exactly like you thought it should be
Are we going somewhere, we haven’t seen?
Is it exactly like you thought it should be?

I met a young man who wore so many faces
He liked to fix things, and then he would break them
He kept on saying, I’m not angry anymore

CHORUS

OUTRO
I’m still tearin’ down fences, in my own mind
I met a teacher, they said was blind
But I learned more from him than anyone
And we just want the music to sound like it should


Song written by Chris Wilhelm and Cristof Ensslin, published by The Wilhelm Brothers LLC

Click here to see The Wilhelm Brothers' current crowdfunding campaign!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Sea of the Unwritten (Album Track and Lyrics)




Click the Play-Button below to listen to the track in full length for free:



We hope you like this song. We intended to create a timeless work of music. The whole album was recorded on tape, with the help of producer and bassist Henry Hirsch (most acclaimed for his work with Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Vanessa Paradis), engineer Rachel Alina (credits include P!nk, Katy Perry, Stephen Marley) and drummer Ernesto Karolys (he's played on Letterman with First Aid Kit!). It was released this April on iTunes and other digital music platforms.

If you're of the generous kind, then here's something for you: help us turn this digital release into a physical one - by supporting our current crowdfunding campaign. After all, CD's are still the most popular way to listen to music! We human beings simply love to hold something tangible in our hands, don't we?

Here are the song lyrics for you to sing along:


Far beyond the sundown
With the eyes upon the wind
May you change the world
That you're living in

Can you see a bigger picture
Year after year
Shall we walk through the garden
With no more fear

All the prophets they all tell us
Words to memorize
When red turns to grey
And yellow turns to white

To hear without hearing
Something better this way comes
There's so many voices
But their words are not clear

(Chorus)
For an artist she must paint
Like a bird she must fly
There are no future worries
By and by
If you cut your own wood
It warms you twice
There's more than meets the eye
On the sea of the unwritten

Did we become more daring
Is there something in the air?
Let's change the course of history,
All exits lead somewhere

All the stands have not been taken,
Moving forward in a rhyme
May you drift softly
Like passing ships in the night

Every sinner has a future,
Every saint has a past
It's less about the ending
And more about the path

(Chorus)

Song written by Chris Wilhelm and Cristof Ensslin, published by The Wilhelm Brothers LLC

Click here to see The Wilhelm Brothers' current crowdfunding campaign!

Friday, May 1, 2015

Yay, May!

In German, the month of May is called "Wonnemonat". That translates to "Month of Joy and Delight". Isn't that beautiful? We'll joyfully play music for you and hope to delight you, inspire you and make you smile. Here's our May schedule:

Fri 5/1, 6.30pm, free: Smiley's Acoustic Café Greenville SC
Sat 5/2, 7pm, free: Iron Horse Station Hot Springs NC
Sun 5/3, 9.30pm, free: Town Pump Tavern Black Mountain NC
Sat 5/9, 9am, free: Transylvania County Farmers Market Brevard NC
Sat 5/9, 8pm: private show (wedding reception) near Hendersonville NC
Thu 5/21, 8pm, free: Tryon Fine Arts Center Tryon NC
Fri 5/22, 8pm, free: Rumour Has It Rutherfordton NC
Sat 5/23, 7pm, free: Brown Mountain Bottle Works Morganton NC
Mon 5/25, 8pm, free: The Phoenix Brevard NC
Mon 5/25, 8pm, $5: ConcertWindow.com Livestream Worldwide
Tue 5/26, 6.30pm, free: The Hop Ice Cream Café Asheville NC
Fri 5/29, 3pm: private show (retirement community) in Hendersonville NC
Fri 5/29, 10pm, free: Foggy Mountain Brewpub Asheville NC

May you be happy, healthy, and wealthy
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof