Local cello-guitar folk rock duo The Wilhelm Brothers release album, Sept. 24

From a press release:

Local cello-guitar folk rock duo The Wilhelm Brothers release album, Sept. 24

On September 4th, 2014, Asheville-based cello-guitar folk rock duo The Wilhelm Brothers are releasing their second CD. It is the recording of a high-energy 5-song live radio show on WDVX Blue Plate Special from April 2013. The tracks were mastered by Rachel Alina (credits include Katy Perry, Mika), who had already mastered the Eastern-US touring band’s first release in spring of 2013. The official release is happening – appropriately – at yet another performance of The Wilhelm Brothers on the Knoxville TN radio’s lunch hour show, which is open to the public at the Knoxville Visitor Center.

After playing as many as 217 shows in 2013, the bands’ lead singer Chris Wilhelm says: “We feel like this live recording is a great snapshot of that year.” It includes live versions of previously released songs as well as two unreleased songs. In the evening of the release day, the release party will be held near Knoxville. “The Bunk House in Bulls Gap is one of our favorite venues: great people in a rustic listening room setting. Just perfect,” adds cellist Cristof Ensslin. Doors open at 7, show is at 8, $5 cover.

Until August 17th, The Wilhelm Brothers are asking backers for pledges to fund the CD release via a Kickstarter-campaign. Besides the CD (physical copy or download), the rewards include artisan bread and vegan chocolate cakes made by passionate baker Ensslin. Also available are songwriting sessions with the band’s main songwriter Wilhelm. Full campaign details are available under http://kck.st/1p2giWH.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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