16 Horsepower

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: alt-country folk americana country rock alternative Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1990s 2000s
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This Denver, Colorado, USA-based trio’s brooding, god-fearingly religious songs are reminiscent of the gothic tones of Nick Cave and Gun CluVocalist and lyricist David Eugene Edwards sings his tales of sin and redemption against a stripped down but powerful acoustic backdrop. The grandson of a travelling Nazarene preacher and a committed Christian, Edwards grew up listening to Old Testament tales of damnation and hellfire, and formed 16 Horsepower in 1992 to explore his fascination with these religious demons. He had previously played with the Denver Gentlemen, before a chance meeting with Jean-Yves Tola, drummer with exiled French alternative rockers Passion Fodder, and his bandmate Pascal Humbert, led to the birth of 16 Horsepower. Briefly based in Los Angeles, California, Humbert left the band when Edwards and Tola returned to Denver, and was replaced by double bass player Keven Soll. After two singles on the Ricochet label the band signed a contract with...

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