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Concert Video: Wovenhand (7/6/2002, Cornerstone)

Wovenhand’s electrifying performance represented what Cornerstone was all about for me.

Back in the early ’00s, I purchased a MiniDV recorder and set out to record as many concerts as possible. The audio and video quality isn’t the greatest — some of the videos are shaky because I recorded them in the middle of the concert venue without a tripod or microphone — but the nostalgia factor is off the charts.

This was, without a doubt, the best performance I saw at Cornerstone 2002. David Eugene Edwards gave an electrifying performance, singing with otherworldly passion as he stared down the audience (most of whom probably had no idea who Wovenhand was or what they were in for when the band started playing). The songs were amazing; I still get chills during “Glass Eye” and the climax of “Your Russia,” the final song of the set.

As I left the tent that night, I felt like I’d experienced something truly special. Wovenhand’s performance represented what Cornerstone was all about for me, i.e., seeing an artist truly on the edge of the Christian “culture” that permeates our lives so much share his unique and haunted view on matters of faith.

(Partial) Setlist:

  1. Wooden Brother
  2. Blue Pail Fever
  3. Glass Eye
  4. Aeolian Harp (Under the World)
  5. The Good Hand
  6. Story and Pictures
  7. Arrowhead
  8. Last Fist
  9. Your Russia

Here’s my full review of Wovenhand’s concert, as well as everything else I saw that day at Cornerstone 2002.

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