The first time I heard 16 Horsepower I was on my way to India, it was my first time out of the country and truly life-changing journey. I met someone from Denver on the start of my travels, and he insisted I borrow his cassette player and listen to the entire album Sackcloth & Ashes. Ever since that first listening experience I have had a place in my heart for the beautiful voice of David Eugene Edwards. Many years later I would move to Denver and discover Edwards’s current band Wovenhand. They quickly became one of my all time favorite Denver bands. In the racks of Twist and Shout I stumbled across Lilium, a side project of members of 16HP and Wovenhand, so naturally I picked up a copy for myself. It turned out that Twist and Shout had helped press some of these CDs, and I was even more intrigued by this little gem. Over the years I have bought at least six copies of Lilium Short Stories for close friends or people I knew were 16HP fans.