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

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Sea Of The Unwritten (Song Performance and Lyrics)

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

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


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

Monday, November 10, 2014

We Must Make Music

Dear Friends,

May we present to you our freshly launched new website

Over the next few weeks we'll share on it exclusive insight on why we - The Wilhelm Brothers - feel called to make music as well as insider news on our next recording project under. And when you sign up for updates there, you'll get a download of our debut EP "Lay Your Burden Down" for free!

Click here and enjoy the videos and stories. Visit it regularly to look for new parts of the storyline being released.

Thank you and see you soon
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Friday, October 31, 2014

November News and Show Schedule

Dear Friends, Fans and Supporters,

Our lead singer and guitarist Chris and his newly-wed wife Andrea are extending heartfelt THANK YOUs. It was very touching to receive so many good wishes to the occasion, and see many of you at our shows to congratulate the groom.

We are soon launching a special new website. You'll be finding out why we MUST MAKE MUSIC!
Curious? Well, look out for more infos to come via e-mail in just a few days. We're excited! If you're not on our email-newsletter-list yet, sign up here:

Subscribe to our mailing list

And, of course, yes, we are out playing music for you. We're back on the road for a tour of the North East this November. Here is where we want to make you smile:

11/7 Fri 9.30pm The Southgate House Revival-Lounge Newport KY
11/9 Sun 7pm Muggswigz Canton OH
11/10 Mon 2.30pm Private Show in Catskill NY
11/11 Tue 11am Private Show in Troy NY
11/11 Tue 2.30pm Private Show in Ghent NY
11/11 Tue 9.30pm The Anchor (w/ Sick/Sea) Kingston NY
11/12 Wed 8pm Midway Cafe (w/ Junko Ogawa, Craig Sonnenfeld, Marc Delgado) Boston/Jamaica Plain MA
11/13 Thu 7pm Holyoke Public Library Holyoke MA
11/14 Fri 7pm The Funky Monkey (w/ Sister Speak) Cheshire CT
11/15 Sat 7pm Battlefield Brew Works Gettysburg PA
11/16 Sun 3pm Uptown Coffee Cafe Farmville VA
11/18 Tue 10am Private Show in Jamestown NC
11/18 Tue 2pm Private Show in High Point NC
11/18 Tue 8.30pm Recreation Billiards Winston-Salem NC
11/20 Thu 6pm French Broad Brewing Co. Asheville NC
11/21 Fri 8pm Southern Appalachian Brewery (also as live stream online) Hendersonville NC

Stay warm

The Wilhelm Brothers
-Chris and Cristof