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 Kabellion.com. 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, Kabellion.com!

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 www.twitch.tv

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Lyrics on the Lawn

This Thursday evening, we're honored to be headlining at the concert series Lyrics on the Lawn in Greeneville TN.


Since the concerts of this series are all about "lyrics", we'll be providing y'all with flyers of lyrics of a few of the songs of ours that we're going to perform. That way you can sing along, be inspired AND make paper airplanes...

See ya there
The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Diamond Cutter (Album Track and Lyrics)


This music was written to inspire. Click the Play-Button below to listen to the track in full length for free. Scrolling down further you'll find the lyrics, which were partially inspired by Geshe Michael Roach's best-selling book The Diamond Cutter.



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.

Download Diamond Cutter for just 99¢


Here are the song lyrics for you to sing along:

Ladada, Ladada, Ladada Da Da
Ladada, Ladada, Ladada Da Da

You know everyone has got their way
To make it through the night
I’ve seen dusty roads
I’ve met vagabonds
I’ve had a wanderlust

I’ve met giants with heart of gold
I’ve seen 22 foot white horses in shopping malls
I’ve seen people gather at the edge of the world
I’ve heard silence, and then I saw it burst

I’ve seen perfect, I’ve seen it fall apart
For you can take a body, but you cannot take a heart
I’ve seen angels grow a tree from a stone
I’ve walked uneven streets, I’ve stood alone

Ladada, Ladada, Ladada Da Da
Ladada, Ladada, Ladada Da Da

I’ve seen beds of roses, felt the thorns inside
I've seen bluest waters, I’ve seen the highest tide
I’ve seen useless creatures
I’ve been a street singer
I’ve met harbingers, I was quiet
But I grew sick of that

There’s vague traces of lonesome country tunes
Passing trains in the night…
I’ll be coming home soon
For only a diamond can cut a diamond
And how does it feel, now that the ocean is yours?

Ladada, Ladada, Ladada Da Da
Ladada, Ladada, Ladada Da Da

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

Download Diamond Cutter for just 99¢


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 CafĂ©Farmville 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).