David Eugene Edwards

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David Eugene Edwards (2010)

David Eugene Edwards (* 1968 in Englewood , Colorado ) is an alternative country musician from Denver , Colorado, who made a name for himself in the music scene with his bands 16 Horsepower and Woven Hand .


David Eugene Edwards grew up in the religious community of the Church of the Nazarene , where he got his religious imprint. His father died early, and as a boy he often wandered the country with his grandfather, who tried to get people back on track with fire-and-brimstone sermons. A documentary film about him has been released under the title David Eugene Edwards - The Preacher by Sarah Vos.

Edwards married when he was 17. He has a daughter and a son.


Music has many different facets. Although it can be assigned to alternative country, the music consists of elements from folk , bluegrass , gospel and alternative rock ; sometimes it was as Gothic - Country designated.

Due to Edward's religiosity, the focus of the texts is also in the religious or spiritual area, for example pointing to the undeserved grace that God grants people. However, the texts are not exhausted in empty praise, but rather describe, in the tradition of the American itinerant preachers , the temptations of the devil and the extremely unpleasant consequences that the Rejection of the grace of God for the deceived and misguided man.


16 horsepower


  • 1995: 16 Horsepower EP
  • 1995: Sackcloth 'N' Ashes
  • 1997: Low Estate
  • 1998: Low Estate [re-release incl. Bonus tracks]
  • 2000: Secret South
  • 2000: Hoarse (live)
  • 2002: folklore
  • 2003: Olden (Night Owl Studio Session. Denver, 1993 / Kerr Macy Studio Session. Denver, April 1994 / Live. Mercury Cafe, Denver, October 1994)
  • 2008: Live March 2001


  • 2005: 16 HP
  • 2005: 16 Horsepower Live

Woven hand


  • 2002: Woven Hand
  • 2002: Blush Music
  • 2003: Blush - with Ultima Vez
  • 2004: Consider The Birds
  • 2006: Mosaic
  • 2006: Puur - with Ultima Vez
  • 2008: Ten Stones
  • 2010: The Threshingfloor
  • 2011: Black of the Ink
  • 2012: The Laughing Stalk
  • 2014: Refractory Obdurate
  • 2016: Star Treatment
  • 2018: Risha (with Alexander Hacke )

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