Wovenhand Tour Dates & Album Release
David Eugene Edwards' Wovenhand (former frontman of 16 Horsepower) will be celebrating the release of their fifth album TEN STONES, with U.S. tour dates that begin October 7 in Chapel Hill, NC and end in Denver October 25. The touring lineup will be: David Eugene Edwards - guitar, banjo, vocals; Ordy Garrison - drums; Pascal Humbert – bass. Co-produced by Daniel Smith of Danielson, TEN STONES was recorded at the label's New Jerusalem Recreation Room in Clarksboro, NJ, as well as at Dust Bowl Studios in Glade Park, CO. In the words of Robert Browning, Wovenhand heralds "another greater, wilder country" on TEN STONES and grazes in yet stranger pastures on its fifth release with Sounds Familyre.
|David Eugene Edwards - Wovenhand |
Songs were finessed by guest artist Emil Nikolaisen's (Serena Maneesh) driving guitar and co-engineering, the rumbling vibrations of 16 Horsepower bandmate Pascal Humbert on electric and double bass, the incisive drumming of Ordy Garrison, and the soulful guitar of Peter Van Laerhoven. On "His Loyal Love," Elin Smith, also of Danielson, adds guest vocals to Humbert's melody. These sophisticated musicians — many of whom share co-writing credit with Edwards — freshly illumine his considerable vocal range and masterful song craft.
Like a welcome draught from a bottomless well, Edwards sings ten untamed and mercy-drenched songs for thirsty listeners on TEN STONES. From the jarring folk of "White Knuckle Grip," to the eerie bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars," to the fiery foot-stomper "Not One Stone," the album forms a song-cycle that is singular in its breadth and eclecticism. Flanked by the haunting strains of the bandoneón and the drones of the double bass, Edwards' lyrical inversions stitch symbols into a tapestry of peaceable and hellish imagery—horsetails, honeybees, and bird wings meet flaming battles and barbed wire to proclaim sin's devastation and the sweetness of redemption. The music of Wovenhand is utterly unique, dizzying those who encounter it, with turnings and lashings of shadow and light.
WOVENHAND TOUR DATES
10/07 Local 506 Chapel Hill NC
10/08 Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
10/09 930 Listening Room Louisville, KY
10/10 Pilot Light Knoxville, TN
10/11 Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, GA
10/12 Gravity Lounge, Charlottesville, VA
10/14 Knitting Factory, New York, NY
10/15 Middle East Upstairs, Cambridge, MA
10/16 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia, PA
10/18 Club Café, Pittsburgh, PA
10/19 Pike Room at Crofoot, Pontiac, MI
10/21 Ladies Literary Club Grand Rapids, MI
10/22 Bottom Lounge Chicago, IL
10/23 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, MN
10/24 The Slowdown, Omaha, NE
10/25 Mercury Cafe Denver, CO