Hailing from Boston, MA, Corner House takes their name from the place where the four young band members found musical family in one another - their shared home in Brighton as students at Berklee College of Music. Emerging from varied genre backgrounds, the quartet reveals a singular sound that incorporates old-time, Scottish, progressive bluegrass, and folk.
Originally made up of songwriter and guitarist Ethan Hawkins, Scottish fiddle player Louise Bichan, and bluegrass mandolinist Ethan Setiawan, Corner House debuted at FreshGrass Festival in North Adams, MA, in 2017 before recording a self-titled EP and touring Scotland. Returning from overseas, they invited cellist Casey Murray to join them, unveiling the new line-up on a second EP, Smart Folks, released in 2019.
On their 2022 debut full-length album, How Beautiful It’s Been, several of their instrumentals showcase the Celtic influence in the band, with gorgeous cello and fiddle melodies. In this context, however, they are also accompanied by rhythmic and arpeggiated mandolin and guitar, emerging into improvised solos before returning to the melodic backbone of the tune.
Mutually inspired and open to any and all ideas, the group is a beautiful representation of their generation, embracing diversity in every aspect of their music-making.
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