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Denver, Colorado, United States (2001 – present)

Wovenhand is the personal project of David Eugene Edwards, former frontman of 16 Horsepower, featuring a revolving cast of collaborators from Denver, Colorado, United States.

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

In 2004, Consider the Birds was released on the Sounds Familyre label, who has also released the previous Wovenhand releases domestically. Edwards performed the bulk of the instrumentation in the studio; he and Garrison toured behind the record as a two-piece.

2005 saw both the demise of 16 Horsepower and the Wovenhand debut of guitarist Peter van Laerhoven, a Belgian guitarist - McMahon and Trost were now inactive with the group. 2006’s Mosaic album featured more input from Garrison and van Laerhoven, but still read like an Edwards solo album for the most part. Touring behind the record saw the inclusion of Pascal Humbert, 16 Horsepower’s founding and long-time bassist. Nonetheless, Edwards also played solo tours at this time billed as Wovenhand.

2008’s Ten Stones, conversely, 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.


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  • wejax

    More people need to know about this band. Spread the word. [2] <3

    10 Feb 10:46am Reply
  • Obzedat

    More people need to know about this band. Spread the word.

    30 Jan 9:37pm Reply
  • alba_serpent

    с нынешним курсом валют шансы увидеть вживую упали ниже самого дна..

    28 Jan 7:53am Reply
  • LazarVuckovic

    It was strange in the beginning but now I really like Refractory Obdurate

    16 Jan 4:44am Reply
  • yume2kki

    I love you David

    16 Jan 1:52am Reply
  • Sosen

    Goddamn, this guy has a magnificent voice.

    15 Jan 5:32am Reply
  • AlphaDVA

    God came to earth

    14 Jan 7:54pm Reply
  • TheMightyWaffle

    v rekt

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • tsintskaro

    Copying and pasting somebody elses myopic sentence to launch a severe criticism of a musicians creative process does not add credibility to your argument. It's kinda shameful.

    13 Dec 2014 Reply
  • Drone_bitch

    The 2002-2004 material really puts the last couple of albums to shame. [2]

    12 Dec 2014 Reply
  • H-PE

    Good stuff!

    26 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Proselyte

    please vote for this picture

    14 Nov 2014 Reply
  • musrum

    Just confirmed for Roadburn, can't wait.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • activefinch

    Recenzja "Refractory Obdurate"

    5 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Wunster

    Great show in Helsinki! Check these guys out live if you have a chance.

    11 Oct 2014 Reply
  • tsintskaro

    Alright, I just think that the new songs suit their subject matter. I don't think anything has been sacrificed and I don't want to keep hearing the same album over and over. What I'm saying is that I don't see it as a case of inferior material at all, the quality of the writing is there. I like all the albums, but right now I'm between Refractory Obdurate and Mosaic Who knows what the next two albums will be like.

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • _duif

    No I'm not. I *like* rocking guitars. I just think the WH songs in this style are generally inferior to what came before, lacking in personality and atmosphere. If they weren't I would be totally fine with the harder sound.

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • tsintskaro

    You're confusing your own aesthetic preference with an objective notion of what constitutes song writing skills or in the case of SlaveOfN1 what it is to be 'spirit filled' or 'spirit sapped'. Yes the new material has a harder sound, and that sound is wholly appropriate to the subject matter of the songs. There is nothing shameful about the last two albums, I feel that it is a good thing that we have a songwriter of DEEs calibre who is producing a body of songs that cover so much musical territory. I like it all, I have my own preferences, and I don't feel the need to rubbish any of it.

    1 Oct 2014 Reply
  • _duif

    I agree with SlaveOfN1l. Was thinking the same thing 2 days ago at Incubate, and thinking back to the time I saw them live 10 years ago. At the hotel afterwards I listened again to 'Consider the Birds', and well, the difference is just huge. He seems to have traded in some of his songwriting skill and knack for atmosphere when he decided he wanted WH to be a hard rock band. The 2002-2004 material really puts the last couple of albums to shame. Sad, really.

    22 Sep 2014 Reply
  • manos87

    wovenhand are already writing new songs :D

    11 Sep 2014 Reply
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