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Wovenhand
David Eugene Edwards live 20040525.jpg
David Eugene Edwards live 2004
Background information
Origin Denver, Colorado, United States
Genres Alternative country
Years active 2001–present
Labels Glitterhouse Records, Sounds Familyre, Deathwish Inc., Sargent House
Associated acts 16 Horsepower, Lilium
Website Official website
Members David Eugene Edwards
Ordy Garrison
Chuck French
Neil Keener
Past members Daniel McMahon
Paul Fonfara
Shane Trost
Peter Van Laerhoven
Gregory Garcia Jr
Pascal Humbert

Wovenhand (also spelled as Woven Hand) is an alternative country band from Denver, Colorado led by former 16 Horsepower lead singer David Eugene Edwards. Woven Hand's music combines elements of neofolk, alternative country, post-rock, punk, industrial music, folk rock, old-time music and native American music, among other influences.[1] Conceptually and lyrically, Wovenhand reflects Edwards' strong Christian faith.

History[edit]

The band began in 2001 as a solo project for Edwards while 16 Horsepower was taking a temporary hiatus.[2] Woven Hand's first live shows were performed by Edwards and multi-instrumentalist Daniel McMahon; the self-titled debut album was released in 2002 on Glitterhouse Records. Performances following this record featured Edwards, McMahon, drummer Ordy Garrison and cellist Paul Fonfara. 2003 saw the release of Blush Music, the score to a dance performance mostly composed of reworked material from the first record. Touring behind this album featured Shane Trost replacing Fonfara.

In 2004, Consider the Birds was released on the Sounds Familyre label, which has also released the previous Woven Hand releases domestically. Edwards performed the bulk of the instrumentation in the studio; he and Garrison toured behind the record as a two-piece. 16 Horsepower disbanded the following year, and Edwards further focused his attention on Woven Hand. Peter van Laerhoven, a Belgian guitarist, was added to the lineup, while McMahon and Trost became inactive with the group.

After 2006's Mosaic, Pascal Humbert, a founding member of 16 Horsepower, became the band's bassist. 2008's Ten Stones was the first record from the group written and performed collaboratively – the project had thus evolved into a proper band, albeit with Edwards firmly at its head. In 2009, the band operated as a three-piece, sans Van Laerhoven.

Their fifth studio album, The Threshingfloor was released in June 2010. Shortly thereafter, the group announced touring plans opening for the progressive metal band Tool.[3]

September 2012 saw the release of Wovenhand's sixth studio album, The Laughing Stalk, produced by Alexander Hacke (who along with Edwards is participating in the reunion of Australian post-punk band Crime And The City Solution). Wovenhand's lineup for the album was changed once again, as Humbert quit and new bassist Gregory Garcia Jr. along with second guitarist Chuck French were brought in. The resulting record was described as being "the most heavy incarnation that ever existed of Wovenhand".[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Blush Music (2003) [performance score]
  • Blush (Original Score) (2003) [performance score]
  • Puur (2006) [performance score]
  • Black of the Ink (2011) [Book + 6-track EP re-recorded Best-of]
  • Live at Roepaen (2012) [CD/2LP + DVD]

References[edit]

External links[edit]


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931 news items

Westword

Westword
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:31:42 -0700

Chelsea Wolfe is about to kick off a series of shows with Denver's Wovenhand playing support. They'll start this Saturday, August 29, at the Bluebird Theater. The pairing is perfect, as both projects are possessed of great musical darkness and intensity.

The Providence Journal

The Providence Journal
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:11:15 -0700

SUNDAY. "Bach and Friends at Quarter Till": Zabriskie Memorial Church of Saint John the Evangelist, 61 Poplar St., Newport. 848-2561 saintjohns-newport.org. Organ music of J.S. Bach and Sir Edward Elgar; 15-minute program with video monitor to view ...

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:25:46 -0700

David Eugene Edwards chuckles into the phone following a sound check last week at a club in Tourcoing, France. The impeccably courteous front man and visionary light behind the fire-and-brimstone fundamentalism of Americana indie band Wovenhand is ...

Jerusalem Post Israel News

Jerusalem Post Israel News
Fri, 01 May 2015 07:37:30 -0700

Considerably, Wovenhand's music is not easily accessible and the Israeli crowd did not show up in droves like in other recent international shows at the Barby. Yet still there was an audience of approximately four to five hundred people who came to ...
 
The Providence Journal
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:03:45 -0700

Tribeca, aoul, Motown and disco, Ciara Restaurant and Lounge, 678 Killingly St., Johnston. 354-8800. 9 pm-1 am. Wovenhand, country, and Marissa Nadler, folk, rock and pop, Columbus Theatre, 270 Broadway, Providence. 621-9660, columbustheatre.com.

Houston Press

Houston Press
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 04:05:06 -0700

Cheap Trick: Sun., November 29, 7 p.m., $29 to $57.50. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston, 888-402-5837. Chelsea Wolfe: With Wovenhand. Fri., September 18, 10 p.m., $15. Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, Houston, 713-521-0521. Christian Lee Hutson: With ...
 
PopMatters
Wed, 18 Jun 2014 00:08:06 -0700

From 16 Horsepower through the last almost 15 years of Wovenhand, David Eugene Edwards hasn't touched much that didn't thrive on tension and looming darkness. The sound itself has changed, moved forward, stepped sideways, but the intensity has ...
 
Consequence of Sound
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 21:00:08 -0700

I don't believe in God, but I have complete faith in Wovenhand lead singer and songwriter David Eugene Edwards. Which is alarming, because Refractory Obdurate sounds a clamorous warning that something is nigh. Rather than a direct message, Edwards ...
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