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Make a Wish

by The Compact

An upbeat, yet thoughtful, tune about a journey in search of freedom and happiness, while discovering a fading dream.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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The Compact: “Make A Wish”

This duo of guitarist and songwriter Erin Hobson and multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Steven W Ross is one of the most visible and highly regarded groups in New York’s Hudson Valley, home to a vibrant music scene that includes Woodstock. Hobson is a native of the Valley, a short ride from Ross’s hometown of New York City.  

Since 2008, the band’s recordings and live shows have grown into a deep study in sophisticated grooves, funky counterpoints and adventurous songwriting with pop hooks abound. Playful, spontaneous, rhythmic and harmonic changes draw their character from the unlikely partnership—the intuitive musical interplay and the striking personality contrasts—between the long-time collaborators- Hobson and Ross.

“Make a Wish” is The Compact’s second single, which will eventually be included on their next album. It’s a simple tune, with an upbeat groove, about relationship, decision and vulnerability.   

The pair has recorded and produced three great albums with a diverse set of originals that draw character from their striking personality contrasts. Effortlessly combining elements of various musical styles like sonic chemists, The Compact are acclaimed for their spirited live shows, marked by adventurous musicianship and irresistible grooves, often bringing audiences to their feet. The Compact marry songs and arrangements with soulful playing, combining the topical and the timeless.

Hobson’s atmospheric voice is featured on most tracks, while Ross’s vocals add a bristly polarity. The Compact can easily be found with their electric trio and as an acoustic duet, playing live around the Hudson Valley and in and around New York City, at large and small music venues and festivals. Their live band features studio and touring heavy hitters from multiple genres who live and work in the Woodstock area.  Interestingly, they choose to record and mix the new singles in their own studio, playing all the instruments on the tracks.



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