September 1, 2018 | doors at 8:30pm
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Triple Ds presents:
Blood on the Harp | US Prisms
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Winding dark, atmospheric lyrics with a fierce spiritual bent around elements of
vintage folk and gospel music as well as rootsy rock & roll, Wovenhand was
founded by David Eugene Edwards, formerly the frontman with brooding
alt-country act 16 Horsepower. In 2001, 16 Horsepower went on hiatus, and as the
group pondered a new creative direction, Edwards launched Wovenhand, built
around similar musical and thematic frameworks but with a more powerful and
personal approach. Edwards initially formed Wovenhand as a trio with
multi-instrumentalist Daniel McMahon and guitarist Steve Taylor (also a member
of 16 Horsepower), though soon the lineup would expand to include Ordy
Garrison on drums and Paul Fonfara on cello. (For live work, Shane Trost subbed
for Fonfara on cello.) Edwards played nearly all the instruments on Wovenhand's
first album in 2002, released by Glitterhouse in Europe and Sounds Familyre in
the United States. In 2003, Edwards reworked several pieces from the Wovenhand
debut for a Belgian dance troupe, and the results were released on the album
Blush Music. For 2004's Consider the Birds, Wovenhand contrasted Edwards'
solo material with tracks that featured a full band, while for live shows
Wovenhand was a duo consisting of Edwards and Garrison.
The additional musicians played a larger role on 2006's Mosaic, the first
Wovenhand album after 16 Horsepower officially retired in 2005; the album also
saw the departure of Daniel McMahon, and
guitarist Peter van Laerhoven joined the group, while another 16 Horsepower
veteran, Pascal Humbert, signed on as bassist. While Wovenhand initially
functioned much like a David Eugene Edwards solo project, 2008's Ten Stones
found the group sharing songwriting credits for the first time, as well as
recording as a band throughout. Edwards went back to writing the material on his
own for 2010's The Threshingfloor, and the group supported the album's release
with a handful of dates opening for Tool. In 2012, Edwards was invited to perform
as part of a reunion tour for the acclaimed Australian alternative rock band Crime
& the City Solution, and Alexander Hacke, a former member of Einstürzende
Neubauten who also took part in the CATCS tour, joined Edwards in the studio to
produce Wovenhand's 2012 release, The Laughing Stalk, which featured Garrison
on drums, Chuck French on guitar, and Gregory Garcia, Jr. on bass. Refractory
Obdurate, with Edwards accompanied by Garrison, French, and new bassist Neil
Keener, was released in 2014, followed in 2016 by Star Treatment, the latter of
which was recorded at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio studio with hard-hitting
metal producer Sandford Parker. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
Blood on the Harp
Hailing from Atlanta, GA, Blood on the Harp bills themselves as simply, Songs about Death. This Americana/Folk string band is a ghostly tribute to the unfortunate struggles that life brings, as written and told by singer/frontman Miguel Olascuaga. Backed by punk rock, jazz, classical violin, and outlaw influences, BOTH bring out the call of the grave. Combined, this band is a solemn turn of the century gospel melody with a modern day string band fusion.