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The Compact / Bio

About The Compact

At the core of The Compact's sound is the songwriting team of Erin Hobson and Steven W. Ross. Together since 2008, the duo has released two albums "Talk Radio" (2009) and "Fortune Cookie Philosophy" (2011) under their own Indie label, Choking Chicken Records.

Their upcoming, and third, effort "1@AX" (one at a time) is now being mastered for an August release. Extremely diverse, each track has it's own story and feel. The emphasis on 1@AX is on diverse feels and styles. The album's title grew from the concept of writing and demoing each song over a just few days, one at a time.

The Compact regularly performs in and around the Hudson Valley with top musicians, including drummers like Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Shania Twain, Joe Jackson), Dan Hickey (Joe Cocker, They Might Be Giants, Joe Jackson), Steve Marnell and T. Xiques. They can be found in top music venues such as Bardavon / UPAC, The Bearsville Theater, The Towne Crier, The Falcon, Helsinki Hudson. They're in NYC too, at The Rockwood Music Hall, The Bitter End, Sullivan Hall, and many more. And at festivals, such as Mountain Jam, The Pleasantville Music Festival, Montauk Music Festival, The Woodstock New Paltz Fair, the Rosendale Street Festival and more.

The Compact has shared the stage with music legends, such as Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Orleans, Jakob Dylan, David Johansen, Jazz great Brad Meldhau, Robert Randolph, The Tubes, Rusted Root, The Bacon Brothers, Dave Mason, Chris Trapper, and the list goes on...

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The Compact
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Alternative / Americana / Folk Rock

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Red Hook, NY