“Musicians have their muses, and for me it’s usually a place, and for this record it’s the West Coast.” This is how singer-songwriter Joel Van Horne, who performs as Covenhoven, sums up his latest album, A Kind of Revelation. He adds with a knowing chuckle, “this is the ocean record.”

Though based in Denver, Joel’s muse knows no bounds; previous albums placed him in untamed parts of Wyoming and then the Canyonlands of Utah.

The Pacific coast proves a perfect setting for A Kind of Revelation. Musically, its watery atmospherics create a perfect soundscape for lyrics about the impermanence of time and even our own memories.

Bandwagon Magazine calls the album a “masterful” addition to Covenhoven’s catalog, ultimately declaring that A Kind Of Revelation “paint(s) a picture worth a thousand listens.”

Swallow Hill Music is excited to present Covenhoven in Daniels Hall on Friday, November 9 at 8 p.m.

The last time Joel took the stage in Daniels Hall he opened for Sierra Hull and held the audience enrapt with his haunting vocals and acoustic guitar. This time around a ten-piece band will back him to replicate A Kind Of Revelation’s sonics in full.


Joel Van Horne, otherwise known as Covenhoven.