Compass is the solo project of published singer-songwriter Christine de Michele, who makes music to explore life’s curiosities through a traveler's lens.
In 2017, Compass released "Maritime Cowboy" - a concept album and character which nods to her past, present and future.
After a 30-day public street performance experiment throughout New York City, and a chance encounter with GRAMMY-winning producer, Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Patti Smith) Compass recorded Maritime Cowboy in the Catskill Mountain town of Kingston, NY.
Christine de Michele began as a performer in a village on the coast of Maine. With music, she traveled to the Caribbean and New Zealand where she sang gypsy jazz for sailors and backpackers. Curiosity and regard for the eclectic brought collaborations with folk-rocker Brad Roberts of Crash Test Dummies, DJ/rapper Princess Superstar (Moby, The Prodigy, Grandmaster Flash), jazz artists: Dov Manski of People's Champs, Rob Duguay and Brian Landrus (The Temptations, Feist, Esperanza Spaulding), Irish artists: All-Ireland Accordion Champion Marin O'Connell, performer/director Cariad O'Brien and traditional Irish fiddler/violist Marie Louise Bowe.
She lives in New York City.