are known for bringing positive vibes and an uplifting message. Their indie folk rock is infectious and insightful. Chris Wilhelm (formerly of The Wilhelm Brothers) on vocals & acoustic guitar, Joshua Maddox on drums, and Ken Bailey on pedal steel guitar. We're based in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. We love to play in Western North Carolina and abroad.
CHRIS WILHELM AND FRIENDS have made it! In 2000 Chris played his first open mic and has been performing live and recording ever since. He's performed thousands of shows from the subways in Boston to venues up and down the East Coast. And now with Chris Wilhelm and Friends, they're taking it to the next level.
In 2005 he released an album called "This Train's Not Going Slow." It reached #3 on Boston's 88.7FM WERS radio charts, and he played shows in many Boston venues including Club Passim, etc.
In 2008 Chris did his first solo tour, down to New Orleans and back to Boston. He released his second studio album, "Glory, Filth and Fame."
In 2010 did his second solo tour down South with his Dad, fell in love with Asheville, and ended up moving there that year on a "one month trial basis." He lives there to this day. He released a Kickstarter-funded CD called "Just Asking."
From 2012-2015 he played 225 shows a year as the singer-songwriter for The Wilhelm Brothers. They released two studio albums with Henry Hirsch, producer of Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, etc.: "Lay Your Burden Down" and "The Sea of the Unwritten." They also released live album "Like a Bird."