David Eugene Edwards live 2004
|Origin||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Genres||Alternative country, Neofolk|
|Labels||Glitterhouse Records, Sounds Familyre, Deathwish Inc.|
|Associated acts||16 Horsepower, Lilium|
|Members||David Eugene Edwards
Gregory Garcia Jr.
|Past members||Daniel McMahon
Peter Van Laerhoven
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.
The band began in 2001 as a solo project for Edwards while 16 Horsepower was taking a temporary hiatus. 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.
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".
- Woven Hand (2002)
- Consider the Birds (2004)
- Mosaic (2006)
- Ten Stones (2008)
- The Threshingfloor (2010)
- The Laughing Stalk (2012)
- Refractory Obdurate (2014)
- 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]
- Wovenhand, Allmusic
- Wovenhand Announce Tour with Tool and New Album Release, Antimusic.com, Retrieved 6-16-10
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