Thursday, October 1, 2015

Golden October

As we're watching the trees around us start their extravagant festivals of colors, we're inviting you to come celebrate life with us with joy and smiles and music. Most of our October shows are free to attend, check them our and mark your calendar:

10/1, Thu, 9pm, free: Foggy Mountain BrewpubAsheville NC
10/3, Sat, 9am, free: Autmn Fest at Transylvania County Farmers Market, Brevard NC cancelled due to super rain forecast, sorry!
10/4, Sat, 7pm, free: Iron Horse Station, Hot Springs NC
10/9, Fri, 6pm, free: Straightaway Cafe, Black Mountain NC
10/12, Mon, 8pm, free: The PhoenixBrevard NC
10/15, Thu, 8pm, $10 at door: Krankies Coffee w/ Shiloh Hill, Winston-Salem NC
10/16, Fri, 10.45am: private show in High Point NC
10/16, Fri, 3pm: private show in Greensboro NC
10/16, Fri, 8pm, free: The Eddy Pub & Restaurant, Saxapahaw NC
10/17, Sat, 4pm: private show in Apex NC
10/17, Sat, 8pm, free: Niche Wine Lounge, Holly Springs NC
10/18, Sun, 5.30pm, free, weather permitting (outdoor show): Heist Brewery, Charlotte NC

We love you. We're looking forward to seeing you soon. Thank you for listening!

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

The Wilhelm Brothers on the morning news on TV a week ago

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Bright Side of the Moon (Album Track and Lyrics)

An ode to our beloved moon, click the Play-Button below to listen to the track in full length for free. Scrolling down further you'll find the lyrics.

We hope you like this song. We intended to create a timeless work of music, following recording and sound references of Neil Young, The Beatles and the like. The whole album was recorded on a beautiful 24-track tape machine, with the incredible work 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, and came out as CD this August.

Download Bright Side of the Moon for just 99¢

Here are the song lyrics for you to sing along:

She is bright, she don’t turn
We see her face, as white as snow
When she is full, it’s an excuse
To do all those silly things that we like to do

She just watches, she is amused
by our cellphone towers and our processed foods
You can’t tell her, she’s seen it all before
She’s seen the earth as new, as a clean white floor

Lord knows I’ve chased her
but she always follows me
And I hope she’ll always be there
But I know she likes her space…

And it's true, she likes the view
Satellites get in her way and she gets confused
She is much older and much wiser
Why does everyone want to live
in someone else’s time…

Maybe the human race, is not a race
She’s just tryin’ to get back to a simpler time
But gravity is her friend
If she wasn’t we'd all just float away…


(That's it!)

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

Download Bright Side of the Moon for just 99¢

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Interview with thenextgig's podcast

Ross Osteen of thenextgig's podcast caught us last week at a gig in Asheville's Foggy Mountain Brewpub for a fun interview/conversation for thenextgig's podcast.

Y'all, we'd love for you to hear it. Click here to listen to it. You can even download it there for FREE!

You may find out a secret or two about Chris, Cristof, and our new drummer Tyler...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

A September to Remember

Hot news is that we'll be playing some of our shows with drummer Tyler. He'll add not only great beats, but also another level of vocal harmonies. The new set-up will make your foot tap. Check it out at one of these shows in September:

9/3, Thu, 7pm door, 8pm show, $10: The Evening Muse, Charlotte NC, opening for UK's Martin Stephenson, w/ Helen McCookerybook
9/4, Fri, 7pm, free: Iron Horse Station, Hot Springs NC
9/6, Sun, 3.30pm, free: NC Apple Fest (Black Bear Coffee Co. stage), Hendersonville NC
9/10, Thu, 9pm, free: Foggy Mountain Brewpub, Asheville NC
9/11, Fri, 3pm, private show in Hendersonville NC
9/11, Fri, 7pm, free: Sapphire Mountain Brewery, Sapphire NC
9/12, Sat, 7pm, free: Black Bear Coffee Co., w/ Adam Woods, Hendersonville NC
9/25, Fri, 6pm, free: Food Truck Fridays at The Shops at Reynold's Village, Asheville NC
9/27, Sun, 12pm, free: The PhoenixBrevard NC
9/30, Wed, 6pm, free: Pisgah Brewing, Black Mountain NC

Thank you for being who you are.

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

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Thank You, Kabellion

We are humbled to learn that we were named BEST INDIE VENTURE ARTISTS (NON-LABEL ARTISTS) OF THE WEEK by online music platform Here's what they wrote: "A truly unique track has The Wilhelm Brothers showing off at the helm of a cello in the song Bright Side of the Moon, which is rarely the instrumental spotlight, even in the indie-folk renaissance going on right now." - click here to get to their full article with a few more up and coming bands.

Thank you,!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

August: Mountains and Piedmonts

Is chilling out after a hot summer day something you like to do? Well, to us it is. How about we do it together, with our cello-guitar music and infectious smiles relaxing you? Come see us in the mountains and piedmonts of GA and NC:

8/3, Mon, 7pm, private show in Hendersonville NC
8/13, Thu, 7pm, private show in Brevard NC
8/14, Fri, 6pm, free: Andrews Brewing / Calaboose Cellars, Andrews NC cancelled due to weather, sorry y'all!
8/15, Sat, 2pm, $10: Hightower Creek Vineyards, Hiawassee GA
8/16, Sun, 5pm, free: Southern Appalachian Brewery, Hendersonville NC
8/20, Thu, 6pm, $10: CD Release Party at The Paintbox, Asheville NC
8/28, Fri, 10.45am, private show in High Point NC
8/28, Fri, 8pm, free: The Eddy Pub & Restaurant, Saxapahaw NC
8/29, Sat, 6.30pm, free: Heist Brewery, Charlotte NC
8/31, Mon, 8pm, free: The Phoenix, Brevard NC

Thank you for being our fan!

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

Friday, July 17, 2015

Artists 4 Life - Music as a Recipe for Healing

An online charity concert that showcases 45 unique musicians, poets, and visual artists from all over the world, Artists 4 Life supports MyMusicRx of the Children's Cancer Association. This year is its 7th annual concert. The aim is to raise at least $6,000 for MyMusicRx! 100% of the proceeds collected by our volunteer performers and staff will support the MyMusicRx program and their mission to provide music resources to children and teens with cancer.

What a beautiful cause, isn't it?

We're excited and grateful to be part of this worldwide online fundraiser concert for the second year in a row.

Shows are on:
JULY 17 (FRI) - 7:00PM ET - 12:00AM ET
JULY 18 (SAT) - 12:00PM ET - 12:00AM ET
JULY 19 (SUN) - 12:00PM ET - 12:00AM ET

Our own slot is Saturday 7/18 from 2.30pm to 3pm. Watch right here, enjoy the shows and donate to this worthy cause.

Watch the Artists 4 Life fundraiser live on