Compact

Biography

The Compact is one of the most visible and highly regarded groups in New York’s Hudson Valley. Their signature sound grows from an intuitive, musical interplay and striking personality contrasts between long-time collaborators Erin Hobson (guitar) and multi-instrumentalist Steven W. Ross, whose main instrument is the bass. Their songs are musical narratives built over deep grooves, drawn from multiple chapters of the American songbook. A combination of risk-taking, and free-spirited creativity that fuses pop values with earthy rhythms, with vocal friction between Hobson’s smooth croon a[...]