The Ephrata Main Theatre and MOSAIC will welcome Wovenhand to the stage on April 10. Hailing from Denver, Wovenhand is one of those bands who have defied categorization since their 2001 inception. The live Wovenhand experience is dark and brooding, drawing on traditional American folk music and the primal propulsion of Native American rhythms and droning guitars. Their live performance is a singular, arresting, and unforgettable experience.
Wovenhand is the brainchild of songwriter David Eugene Edwards, who has been touring internationally for over twenty years. He made a critical splash with 16 Horsepower, which was described by one critic as “incendiary gospel, hallowed folk and mordant tones infused with a high, dark theatricality worthy of Nick Cave." In fact, 16 Horsepower at one time shared management with and toured with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. 16 Horsepower, along with several other Denver bands, were credited with laying the foundation for a genre now sometimes known as Gothic Americana.
Despite the international fascination and devotion to 16 Horsepower’s unique musical vision, David Eugene Edwards’ restless creativity led him to the evolution of Wovenhand. Their newest music (The Laughing Stalk – Sounds Familyre Records) feels as though it has been carved from the cleft of a Colorado mountain, with Native American language, chant, and rhythm brooding beneath guitar playing that would send a shiver down Glen Danzig’s spine.
The historic Ephrata Main Theatre could not be a more perfect setting for this rare opportunity. The refurbished 75 year old theatre maintains its original charm and elegance. This is not a show to be missed.