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Fans & friends asked for "our sound" many a times, so we are mastering & releasing a recording of a hi-energy 5-song live radio show
Fans & friends asked for "our sound" many a times, so we are mastering & releasing a recording of a hi-energy 5-song live radio show
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Once upon a time, there was a folk rock with cello-infusion duo. They toured throughout the Eastern United States, bringing their music to the people. While playing well over 200 shows in 2013, they made countless people smile. 2014 looks pretty similar in terms of number of live performances. The number of folks touched by laughter and perhaps even happiness seems to be increasing.

At several of our shows, we, The Wilhelm Brothers, who above story is about, were asked for recordings of our live shows. High-quality, of course, in terms of recording as well as performance. Our listeners seem to really want to take our energy-laden performance home with them. 

So, we want to deliver! The release is going to be called "Like A Bird - live on WDVX Blue Plate Special".

A radio performance from April 2013, that had been recorded, we found to be really awesome and great. The performance was super high-energy, the (pretty large) audience fully present and amazingly appreciative, and the WDVX staff did a stellar job mixing and recording.

The next step was to have the songs mastered. We were able to win Rachel Alina (credits: Birdie Busch, John Francis, MIKA, Katy Perry) to do the job. She had already mastered our debut EP Lay Your Burden Down. Rachel has once again proven her fantastic ear and feel for our music, we're extremely happy.

The songs are: 1. Endless Skyway 2. The Go-Between 3. Like A Bird 4. Dare To Dream 5. Ain't No Way Tired. Release date is September 4th, 2014; the official release will happen appropriately on yet another appearance on WDVX Blue Plate Special at noon that day. In the evening, we'll have the CD release party at one of our favorite venues: The Bunk House in Bulls Gap TN.

Recording (meaning driving to and back from Knoxville) as well as mastering we were able to finance ourselves already. Now, we need your help in funding the remainder of the project budget. It totals approximately $1,950 and consists of:

  • replication of 1,000 CD's and covers and set up of digital distribution (~$1,350)
  • shipping costs for promo and delivery to backers (~$400)
  • kickstarter and amazon payments fees (~$200)

You can sign up to some great rewards to enjoy in exchange for “backing” our project and thus ultimately us. You can get a German style bread baked by Cristof, or songwriting help by Chris. Take a peak and pick :-)

Can you do us a favor and tell your friends about us, too?

Thank you so much for all the love and support you've already sent our way. We truly love you! We're very grateful you help us being on the path of the folk musician, living our dream, doing what we love.

May you be always smiling, out of true inner happiness

The Wilhelm Brothers - Chris and Cristof

Risks and challenges

Since the recordings and mastered tracks are already in our hands, the risks are limited to delivery times. We'll do all we can to get the CD's in your mailbox pre-release. In case we or our CD manufacturer CD Baby encounters unexpected delays, we will send out the CD's as soon as possible.

We're grateful to be strong and healthy right now, we rigorously watch our mental attitude, nutrition and physical shape to meet this challenge.

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    "BACKPACKER" A download of the song of your choice of the EP, and our sincere thanks!

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    "BACKPACKER PRO" You'll get to download the full EP, all 5 songs, plus cover art for your player, and can be sure of our heart-felt gratitude!

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    "LIKE A BIRD" This is it: you'll get the CD as soon as we receive it and the mailman (or woman) delivers it to you - hopefully pre-release, and of course signed!

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    "BAKER-BACKER" Besides playing music, Cristof loves to bake. Recently specializing in vegan breads and cakes. In this reward, you'll get a German-style wheat-rye bread, all natural and mostly organic! Delivery will be priority mail to ensure freshness, and will of course include your signed copy of the CD.

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    "CAKER-BACKER" Just in case you'd rather have your sweet tooth fed: Cristof will bake you one of his extra-delicious vegan, sugar-free, naturally-sweetened cakes! Delivery will be priority mail to ensure freshness, and will of course include your signed copy of the CD.

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    "SONGWRITER" Need help writing or finishing a song? You will get one 60-minute session via Skype (or in person in the Asheville area) with our awesome songwriter Chris. In addition, we will make sure you have a signed CD mailed to you as soon as we have it!

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    "FUNRAISER" One of the shows we enjoy playing most, are the ones at retirement and nursing homes. With this backing tier, (besides receiving a signed copy of the CD) you can book us for a set at the retirement community (or a charitable event) of your choice within 50 miles of Asheville!

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    "FUNRAISER ON TOUR" One of the shows we enjoy playing most, are the ones at retirement and nursing homes. With this backing tier, (besides receiving a signed copy of the CD) you can book us for a set at the retirement community (or a charitable event) of your choice within our regular tour scope (Eastern USA: from Chicago to Miami, from Boston to New Orleans)!

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    "HOUSE CONCERT" We love the intimacy and audience interaction of house concerts. Have one in your living room or garden patio for you and all your friends, be it for your birthday, New Year's, or just like that! Plus, you'll get the CD, signed, of course. This tier is for a 250 mile-radius around Asheville.

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    "HOUSE CONCERT ON TOUR" We love the audience intimacy and interaction of house concerts. Have one in your living room or garden patio for you and all your friends, be it for your birthday, New Year's, or just like that! Plus, you'll get the CD, signed, of course. This tier is for our regular tour scope (Eastern USA: from Chicago to Miami, from Boston to New Orleans)!.

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    "THE WORLD IS YOUR OYSTER" Wow, you really love us and our music, and you really want to see us succeed and go beyond. Well, we'll come outside our comfort zone and tour to your house concert anywhere in the mainland US or Canada (or even in the world if you buy us the plane tickets as well). The CD is yours, too, naturally.

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    "EXECUTIVE BACKER" Your name is going to be immortalized as Executive Backer in the CD's credits. You'll be the first backer to hold it in your hands, as we're sending it to you via express mail! Plus, we'll play for you and your friends and family at your house concert anywhere in the mainland US or Canada (or even in the world if you buy us the plane tickets as well)!

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Funding period

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