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



Friday, April 17, 2015

New Album Already Available Digitally

Hello Friends,

we're excited to report: our new album The Sea of the Unwritten is already available digitally, on iTunes, amazon, or right here, check it out:



The release of the physical CD will follow suit soon. Sign up to our newsletter over there on the right hand side. You'll be the first to know about when it's available! There will be a fun crowdfunding campaign to fund the replication, We'll bake amazingly tasty bread for and share our songwriting whiz with you.

May you be happy and know the root cause of happiness
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Short Bio of The Wilhelm Brothers

The Wilhelm Brothers – Folk Rock with Cello Infusion.

There was chemistry and musical sparks flying when The Wilhelm Brothers Chris Wilhelm (guitar/lead vocals) and Cristof Ensslin (cello/vocal harmonies/tambourine) hit off their first note together at a recording session for Trail Of The Lonesome Pine in early 2012. Since then, they have been sharing the same dream: to play for crowds of 10,000 and more. All their energy is focused on this vision, playing over 200 shows per year, which they did in both 2013 + 2014.

Highlights on their journey so far are recording their debut EP Lay Your Burden Down (2013) and upcoming full-length CD The Sea of the Unwritten (digital release April 2015, CD release planned for June 2015) with Henry Hirsch (most acclaimed for his work with Lenny Kravitz, Madonna and Vanessa Paradis) and Rachel Alina (credits include Pink, Katy Perry, Stephen Marley), releasing live CD Like a Bird in 2014, opening for Pearl And The Beard (as trio Wilhelm McKay) and David LaMotte, and receiving radio airplay including getting their own Pandora Radio channel.

Songwriter Wilhelm, originally from Hudson NY, and cellist Ensslin (from Germany), call scenic Asheville, North Carolina, their home.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Playful April

In an attempt to make a fun rhyme this blog title came about. Did it work? :-) Whether yes or no, here's where we'll make you smile for sure this month of April (and a little beyond):

Sat 4/4, 1pm, free: South Creek Winery Nebo NC
Thu 4/16, 12pm, free: WDVX Blue Plate Special Knoxville TN
Fri 4/17, 3pm, private show in Morristown TN
Fri 4/17, 10pm, free: Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria Maryville TN
Sat 4/18, 7pm, $5: The Bunk House Bull's Gap TN
Sun 4/19, 12pm, free: The Phoenix Brevard NC
Sun 4/19, 12pm, pay-what-you-like ($1+): ConcertWindow.com WWW
Wed 4/22, 3pm, private show in Greensboro NC
Thu 4/23, 2pm, private show in High Point NC
Thu 4/23, 6.30pm, private show in Durham NC
Fri 4/24, 6pm, free: Early Mountain Vineyards Madison VA
Sat 4/25, 8pm, free: The Eddy Pub Saxapahaw NC
Sun 4/26, 1pm, free: Muddy Creek Cafe Winston-Salem NC
Wed 4/29, 5.30pm, free: Terrapin Beer Co. Athens GA
Thu 4/30, 10pm, private show in Atlanta GA
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

To good times
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Photo by Duane Pandorf (Thanks, Duane!)