Covenhoven is Colorado based multi-instrumentalist and composer Joel Van Horne, joined by a cast of Colorado musicians.
I released the first album Covenhoven in 2013. That was a thank you and a tribute to my grandfather, who built the family cabin that bears the same name in the Medicine Bows of Wyoming. I grew up with this little log cabin as a centerpiece of my childhood, and I still get to go there every summer, and in recent years it has served as a make shift recording studio, and of course one of my favorite places to go to write.
For the second album The Wild and Free (2015), I decided to continue this idea of place and environment as inspiration, so I went to another landscape that I hold dear: the American southwest... Canyonlands and Arches national parks. I fell in love with this country in my teens, when I first experienced a multi-day river trip down the Yampa, which led to many more and countless days and nights spent in the backcountry of these wild places.
Then came A Kind of Revelation (2018) ... an album made up of songs I wrote while touring the west coast. I spent time in Olympic NP and Big Sur, as well as the Oregon coast writing and forming the ideas for the record. There was a bigger focus on orchestral elements on this one, and the sea was my muse.
I am currently working on my 4th album with the plan/hope of releasing it in 2021.
- Joel Van Horne, January, 2021
Thanks, thanks, and more thanks...
In 2015, these 104 wonderfully generous and supportive people supported me by helping fund The Wild and Free. THANK YOU!!! (in no particular order)
Corrie Van Horne, Beth Rosbach, Chris DeBlaay, Jon Banks, Jeffrey Rhodes, Garnet Morris, Carl Mueller, Carrie Whiting, Sarah O'Sullivan, Sam Skeene, Gregg Cantelmo, Nate Crites, Jacquie Sewell, Rachel Young, Aimee Giese, Andre DeRosby, Talia Karim, Perry Ritter, Benjamin Rea, Stacy Price, Ryan Fechter, Joyanne McShea, Kerry Fisher, Amy Paterson, Freya Stanley-Price, Iain Fox, Laura Bostillo, Karen Wachtel, Jenna Gallagher, Kristian Cruz, Katey Laurel, Michael Thornton, Tessa Coker, AARON J BOOTON, Rob Field, Krista Kiratibutr-Martinson, Scott M. Manson, Michael John McKee, Lauryssa, Michael Gillette, Michelle Tomlin, Rachel Eisenstat, Micah Sewell, Spencer Murphy, Jacob Holmes-Brown, Andrew Micheal Guerrero, Gary Ayling, Michael Bogart, Paul Engel, Christopher Sturniolo, PinothyJ, Aaron Hansen, Tyler Olson, Craig Sanborn, Markie Hernandez, Jared Mahoney, Alyssa Berry, Seth Evans, Adrian Pottersmith, Jan Murre,, Scott Griebling, Micah Banner-baine, Forsyth & Gee, Skoob Books Intl., Lisa Vallad, Craig Sammon, David Dufresne, Scott Weidner, Chris Ecks, Tiffany Fodor, Matthew Jones, Tracy Zabel, Dylan Steffen, Mark Smith, Jenni Hinckley, Diette Crockett, Bob Rea, Michael Thompson, Abby Finch, Kit Chalberg, Melissa Ecker, John Baginski, Kathleen Brusehaber, Laura Karlis, Salim Haji, Greg Misky, Lance Smith, Jeremy Craig, Cheryl J Sanborn, Daniel B, Brian Van Horne, Pete Allison, David Van Bussum, Ryan Holly, Cory Walker, Tomm, Federico Pena, Sara Sankovich, Dave Siple, Trish Pottersmith, Lisa Santos, Tom Weidner, Sheldon Berke, Pamela & Chris Hatton.
In 2013, these lovely people helped me release my first (S/T) record.
Heartfelt thanks goes out to... Andy Guerrero, Jeremy and Emily Craig, Katey Laurel, Melissa and Tim Beard, Herb and Beth Allison, Pete and Grace Allison, Trish and Adrian Pottersmith, Justin Peacock, Eric Forsyth, Lisa and Jerry Van Horne, John Baginski, Pam Zulauf, Brian Zulauf, Dave Hedin, Greg Pfanstiel, Brian and Marge Van Horne, Jenni Hinckley, Sara Montoya, John Bunzli, Megan Burtt, Dave Tamkin, Michael and Mason Solmos, Ryan and Julie Fechter, Laurel Himes, Mary-ann Greanier, Tom Weidner, Rachael Berry, Skyler J. Van Horne, Brian Dunlap, Katie Bechter, Aaron Purcell, Judy Craddock, Salim Haji & Micol Rothman, Julie and Grace Fuller, Aree Bly, Tom Leonard, Krista Kiratibutr-Martinson, Esther James, Cheryl and Tyler Sanborn, Kelsey Sanborn, Gissel Rosario, Tim Dunn, J Smith, Scott Weidner, Cari Wood, Mark Leachman, David and Elizabeth Van Bussum, Kerry Fisher, Corrie Van Horne, Dave Beard, Jenn Ambrose, Andy Van Horne, Sarai Ontiveros, Bill Bloomquist, Sarah Gee, Ben Van Horne, Greg & Caren Misky, Jason Schulten, Rebecca Gillis, Patty Beard, Deborah S. Leonard, and Philip Roliz.
Without your generosity and support this record would not have been possible!