Ethan Setiawan: mandolin
Sam Leslie: guitar
Julian Pinelli: fiddle
Jacob Warren: bass
with Avery Merritt: fiddle on 7,10
Produced by Ethan Setiawan
Recorded by Dan Bui at The Record Company, Boston MA
Mixed by Dan Bui
Mastered by Eric Kilburn at Wellspring Sound
Design and photography by Louise Bichan
All tracks composed by Ethan Setiawan, except Metaphorical Door, composed by Sam Leslie, Avery Merritt, and Ethan Setiawan, and Booth Shot Lincoln, trad.
Without Julian, Sam, Jacob, and Avery, this record wouldn’t exist. Thank you for your insane and inspiring musicianship and friendship.
Thanks to Dan and Eric for making this record sound so lovely.
Thanks to Joe K. Walsh for incomparable advice on tune writing.
Thanks also to Dan Klingsberg, Ethan Hawkins, Sadie Gustafson-Zook, Grant Flick, Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, Don Stiernberg, Chris Good, all my Kickstarter backers, Jenny Woodruff and the Acoustic Music Seminar, the Berklee String Department, the American Roots Music Program at Berklee, Brighton House residents past and present, Louise Bichan, Sam Setiawan, and Avi Setiawan.
Finally, thanks to Ben & Susan Setiawan for nurturing my love for, and putting up with, the mandolin. I love you.
Ethan Setiawan has a command of the mandolin far beyond his twenty-five years. A past winner of both the National Mandolin
Championship and the Rockygrass Mandolin Championship, his new record Gambit moves aptly between stylistic influences, harkening back to the experimental string band music pioneered in the early 80s while presenting entirely original compositions....more