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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.


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]




  • 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]


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Crossmap (blog)

Crossmap (blog)
Sun, 22 Nov 2015 12:03:45 -0800

And more recently, the band, Wovenhand, led by David Eugene Edwards, released an album called, Consider the Birds, stating, "I wanted to remind myself of the birds. I am often anxious. I need to fall on my faith more." But probably the best-known bird ...

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 07:39:45 -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 ...

Noisey (blog)

Noisey (blog)
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:11:15 -0700

While we musically give nods to artists of decades past, I think we are as likely to show influence from psychedelic Finnish black metal, Wovenhand or Chelsea Wolfe as we are bands we've ingested for decades like Swans, Neurosis, Siouxsie and early Cure.

Metal Underground

Metal Underground
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 10:45:00 -0800

Titled "10100II00101," the eleven track follow-up to Scientist's self-titled debut was captured at Minbal Studio, engineered by Sanford Parker (Minsk, Corrections House, Buried At Sea), mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod ...

Consequence of Sound

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 ...


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 ...


Mon, 05 May 2014 13:26:15 -0700

I've respected his work with Wovenhand in the past and found 16 Horsepower to be a bit ahead of their time (which I hope translates as the compliment I meant it to be). There's a lot of backstory to his musical path but for all the filler that ...

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