Rust melds the sounds of the Blues, Southern Rock, Americana, and Folk music. The Wilhelm Brothers play Folk Rock with Cello Infusion. Come check 'em out at this week's RLC Bluegrass Thursday, and show up early at 6pm for our weekly open jam!
$5 Adv – $8 Door
Doors @ 6 PM (pre-show open jam)
Emerging from the Southern Crescent region that links DC to New Orleans, Rust melds the sounds of the Blues, Southern Rock, Americana, and Folk music. This is Americana music: Country, Blues, Folk, Old Time and a little bit of Rock and Roll that will make you move, make you shake your head, make you want to hear another tune. Just ask them, I’m sure they would love to play one more…
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 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.