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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

October Newsletter and Show Schedule

Dear Friends, Fans and Supporters,

October is very special. This October. Not only because the leaves are taking on the annual, jaw-dropping festival of colors. But also because it's our very own Chris' wedding month. Yes, he's really tying the knot. So, in case you can spot the two-week break in our show schedule, you know why!

Come on out to wish him well, and see and hear us play for you this golden month of October:

10/2 Thu 7.15pm Private Show in Kingsport TN
10/3 Fri 10.30am Private Show in Kingsport TN
10/3 Fri 7pm Appalachian Mountain Brewery Boone NC
10/4 Sat 5pm Mountfair Vineyards Crozet VA
10/5 Sun 3.30pm House Concert Midlothian/Richmond VA
10/6 Mon 8pm The Phoenix (also as live stream online) Brevard NC
10/10 Fri 2pm Private Show in Durham NC
10/10 Fri 8pm The Eddy Pub & Restaurant Saxapahaw NC
10/11 Sat 2pm Private Show in Raleigh NC
10/11 Sat 7pm Showside Grill & Bakery Spring Hope NC
10/12 Sun 5pm Fullsteam Brewery Durham NC
10/13 Mon 1.15pm Private Show in Durham NC
10/13 Mon 4pm Private Show in Apex NC
10/14 Tue 12.15pm Cherokee County Public Library Gaffney SC
10/16 Thu 7pm Moe Joe Coffee Greenville SC
10/17 Fri 8pm Moe Joe Coffee Clemson SC

Wishing you lots of mindblowing nature viewings in the next few weeks

The Wilhelm Brothers
-Chris and Cristof

Photo by Rabei Alaisami

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Concert Window Live Streaming Show from Amanda's Living Room

Dear friends,

you are very warmly invited to our special live webcast on Concert Window at 4pm EDT (New York time) this Sunday, September 28. We'll be playing songs, taking requests, and answering YOUR questions in real time! Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in.

It's pay-what-you-like: you can purchase online tickets starting now at http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/9351-the-wilhelm-brothers-live-from-amanda-s-living-room. The webcast is offered in real time! I hope you can join us.

Why is this live streaming show special? Well, for the first time, it will be hosted not from Cristof's living room, but from one of our CouchSurfing hosts' home, while we're on tour! It'll be fun!

Best wishes to y'all
The Wilhelm Brothers -Chris and Cristof


Thursday, September 11, 2014

Asheville's Sunniest and Most Smiling Band

We love playing music. You probably know that already, if you've seen one of our shows.

One of our favorite places in Asheville, The Hop Ice Cream Cafe, has just flatteringly described us as "The sunniest and most smiling band in Asheville" - well, we say

THANK YOU 

to that :-) and keep on smiling...

Love from The Hop Ice Cream Cafe in Asheville

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sunday Afternoon Online Benefit Concert

All Proceeds to Help Pay Medical Bills


Dear Friends,

You are invited to join the fun: we're doing a special live webcast on Concert Window at 4pm EDT
this Sunday afternoon. We'll be playing new songs, taking requests, and answering YOUR questions in real time! Wherever you are in the world, you can tune in. You can purchase online tickets Pay-what-you-like and be a part of it at http://www.concertwindow.com/shows/7481-the-wilhelm-brothers-coffee-and-cake. The webcast will not be taped – it's offered in real time. We hope you can join us!

All proceeds we'll pass on to our friend Paul from Brevard. Paul appreciates our and your help to pay for medical bills after chemo and radiation. He'll need additional chemo and stem cell therapy soon and is going to need all the support he can - be it financially or emotionally. He's a tough and strong guy, dedicated to fight and live through this! We believe in him.

Thanks for helping
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Monday, September 1, 2014

September Show Schedule

Dear Friends,

September 4th is our big CD release day -
our live EP Like A Bird is coming out, it's already on presale on iTunes!

A big THANK YOU to all who helped: Kickstarter.com and all backers, and - as you can see in the picture
- Joyce Thornburg and Andrea Kulish for the cover art and design. Doesn't it look great?

You are warmly invited to our September shows:

Mon 9/1 1pm Democracy Vineyards Lovingston VA
Thu 9/4 12pm official CD release WDVX Blue Plate Special Knoxville TN, on air, online
Thu 9/4 3pm Private Show Morristown TN
Thu 9/4 7pm CD release party The Bunk House Bulls Gap TN
Fri 9/5 7pm Frog Level Brewing Waynesville NC
Sat 9/6 2pm Hightower Creek Vineyards Hiawassee GA
Sun 9/7 4pm Benefit Show on ConcertWindow.com worldwide on your web-device
Tue 9/9 7pm The Hop on Merrimon Asheville NC
Wed 9/10 6pm Iron Horse Station Hot Springs NC
Fri 9/12 7pm Transylvania County Library Brevard NC
Sat 9/13 4pm Shining Rock Riverfest Canton NC
Fri 9/26 7pm Polliwogs Columbia SC
Sat 9/27 7pm M.A.D. Studios Augusta GA
Mon 9/29 7pm Evening Muse Charlotte NC
Tue 9/30 8.30pm Recreation Billiards Winston-Salem NC

Thank you for listening, we love playing music for you!

The Wilhelm Brothers
-Chris and Cristof

Sunday, August 24, 2014

So Long, Robin Williams (Performance and Lyrics)



So long, Robin Williams
May you find a home in the sky
I feel like I knew you
even though we've never met

You get the whole world laughing
Under the sun's golden grace
Even the moon rises and falls
I remember where I was that day

We pass through moments of greatness
Their shadows we cannot escape
You're probably writing new jokes now
Flying high avove

So long, Robin Williams
May you find a home in the sky
I feel like I knew you
even though we've never met

The wandering trail of imagination
No one had a bad word to say
You give your time so graciously
Not thinking twice about a good cause

So, long live Mrs. Doubtfire,
The World According to Garp
It's true, sometimes I don't even recognize
This world myself

Long live Robin Williams
May you find a home in the sky
I feel like I knew you
even though we've never met

The music of birds
The blue sky so perfect
The only normal you'll find
Is the setting on a washing machine

My thoughts are like race cars
And I feel sad on this day
You keep the whole world laughing
Under God's golden grace

Farewell, Robin Williams
May you find a peace of mind
I feel like I knew you
even though we've never met

Long live Robin Williams
May you find a home in the sky
I feel like I knew you
even though we've never met

Writers: Chris Wilhelm and Cristof Ensslin; Copyright: The Wilhelm Brothers LLC

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Made It!

Dear Friends and Fans,

With your awesomeness and generousity, the CD Release project "Like A Bird - Live on WDVX Blue Plate Special" is HAPPENING! Let's get the citrus juicer out, pop open some oranges, and celebrate!!!

This is great Y'All, we LOVE YOU! Thank each one of you ever so much for supporting us all the way, whether by backing the kickstarter campaign, sharing it with friends or wishing us well. This means a lot to us: that we can continue our musical journey with a great new product in hand, bring songs and stories from town to town, and make people smile. That's what we love doing most!

And - it looks like we're opening a bakery... ;-) Or at least we'll have a baking party some time soon, to fill all the bread and cake requests!

Plus, Chris is jazzed up about the upcoming songwriting sessions with y'all SONGWRITER backers.

With immeasurable gratitude in our hearts
The Wilhelm Brothers -Chris and Cristof