David Eugene Edwards

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David Eugene Edwards live in 2004.
David Eugene Edwards of 16 Horsepower performing live in 1998.
David Eugene Edwards performing live in 2010.

David Eugene Edwards (born February 24, 1968 in Englewood, Colorado) is an American musician.

He is the lead singer of Wovenhand, and also the main songwriter and the principal musician on the recordings of the band. He is the former lead singer of 16 Horsepower. Their music contains elements of old-time, folk, punk, medieval, gypsy, Native American music, and most recently late 80's and early 90's Gothic Rock. Lyrically, it deals with pain, conflict, faith, and redemption, with Edwards' personal Christian beliefs influencing much of the lyrical imagery.

Edwards, along with Jean-Yves Tola and Pascal Humbert (together as 16 Horsepower) performs on the soundtrack to the Jim White-inspired film Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus, playing the traditional "Wayfarin' Stranger." He also appears in the film, playing a fragment of "Phyllis Ruth," a 16 Horsepower song from 1997's Low Estate.

In 2012, he became a member of Crime & the City Solution. In 2018, Edwards and co-member Alexander Hacke released an album called Risha.

Edwards is married and has two children, a boy and a girl (Asher, who plays strings on 16 Horsepower's album Secret South and appears in the videos for the band's songs "Haw" and "Clogger").[1]




  • 16 Horsepower:
    • "Shametown" (vinyl 7" - 1994)
    • "Black Soul Choir" (CD - 1996)
    • "Haw" (vinyl - 1996)
    • "For Heaven's Sake" (CD - 1997)
    • "Coal Black Horses" (CD - 1997)
    • "The Partisan" (CD - 1998)
    • "Clogger" (CD - 2000)
    • "Splinters" (CD - 2001)


  • 16 Horsepower/Woven hand
    • Black Soul Choir and Haw (1995)
    • 16HP DVD (2005)
    • Live DVD (2006)
    • Live at Roepaen DVD+CD (2012)


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