“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.”
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.