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To our faithful listeners,

We've decided to formally shutdown thesixtyone.com -- our servers will go offline at midnight, May 1st 2017.

Artist tipping and music purchases will be functional until then, so please spend any remaining credits by month's end. 
A final payment will be made to artists following the shutdown.

thesixtyone was our baby for most of our twenties. We're incredibly sorry we weren't able to keep things going in the 
right direction.


Thank you for being a part of it.


James Miao & Samuel Hsiung

Erik Upshaw

instrumental and alternative     638 listeners
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I would like to personally thank everyone for all the support, feedback, comments, tips, hearts and love over the years. This has been a fantastic journey to say the least and I am sad to see it come to an end. I am so thankful for every one of you and all of your support.

Feel free to find me on my Facebook page to stay in touch in the future. Take care and God bless!


posted 2 days ago
"Keys & Melodies" is now available everywhere online!

posted 7 months ago
If you don't mind, please "Like" my music page on Facebook. Appreciate the support!

posted 8 months ago
"Keys & Melodies" is now available for Pre-Order! Release date 09.06.16.


posted 8 months ago
Hello everyone! It's been quite some time since I've been on here posting new material. In the meantime I have been diligently working on a new instrumental record featuring new tunes and classics favorites alike. It will be available sometime this year.

This week, I will be posting a new song from my upcoming release "Keys & Melodies". Thanks for the support!

posted 1 year ago
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Nashville, TN based songwriter and instrumentalist Erik Upshaw has been creating catchy hooks and writing melodic tunes for nearly 12 years. Essentially a "one-man band", Erik taught himself how to play drums at the age of 13 and has since taught himself how to play the guitar. Most recently, Erik has learned the keys. "I've always been most fascinated with drums. Ever since I was a kid in church, my eyes were glued to the drummer," states Upshaw. "So I asked for a kit one Christmas and basically just taught myself how to play by practicing for hours each day." Once he felt pretty comfortable behind the kit and after his high school band broke up, he decided he wanted to take on another instrument - the guitar. "Even today I'm no where near a 'pro' by any means [on guitar], but I did in fact find it rather easy to pick up and learn." He asked for an acoustic-electric for his high school graduation gift and immediately fell in love with the guitar. "I still own it to this day, I called her 'Keira'." Once he picked up guitar he started writing his own songs in college. About a year later he rediscovered a cheap keyboard in his attic he received for Christmas as a kid, dusted it of... (+) expand
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gretchen (level 35) wrote:
sounding sooo great... gladd to have You back with Us!! sharing Your talent...

heartss all over
♬ ♩ ♭ ♪ ♥
1 year ago
RisingTalent (level 9) wrote:
The Journey was great! Keep up the good work!
7 years ago
AnaC (level 5) wrote:
Eeek! Thank YOU!

And youre very welcome!
7 years ago
AnaC (level 5) wrote:
Just Amazing.

I love it.
7 years ago
Stromer19 (level 31) wrote:
4am is beautiful. thanks.
7 years ago
JamminLink (level 10) wrote:
The Fantasy is a fantastic piece of work man. Thanks for posting it :)
7 years ago
zenfira (level 38) wrote:
Nods at clover! Gotcha, fine tune, love it!
7 years ago
clover (level 46) wrote:
The Fantasy is beautiful, Erik. I am so glad it is playing since some other songs aren't tonight!.
7 years ago
katlen (level 16) wrote:
I love "The Journey" , thanks :)
7 years ago
celetkewicz (level 14) wrote:
you are most welcome! you do awesome work! :)
7 years ago
unclefesta (level 43) wrote:
Reflection is great :-)
7 years ago
Staceylhs (level 17) wrote:
hehe!!i couldn't stay indifferent to such awesome music;)Keep up;)YOU Rock with your piano;)
7 years ago
irwinsj (level 14) wrote:
the journey is beautiful
7 years ago
tjradio (level 35) wrote:
Just stumbled across Carol Of The Handbells - WOW!! One of my favorite songs, and I LOVE what you have done to it. Beautiful, simply beautiful.
7 years ago
redbook (level 34) wrote:
Yep, The Journey is brilliant. Make sure you replace the demo with the finished version rather than deleting and uploading as a new track otherwise listeners lose the hearts they've gained. This makes us cry.
7 years ago
libby (level 30) wrote:
"The Journey" is another musical masterpiece.
7 years ago
David Dunn wrote:
glad you like it bro!
7 years ago
livnlifeloud (level 20) wrote:
you should mention your facebook page. :)
7 years ago
livnlifeloud (level 20) wrote:
You too!
7 years ago
livnlifeloud (level 20) wrote:
Carol of the hand bells has a transylvanian orchestra feel to it. nice work! its hard to get music that is so delicate but in your face as the orhcestra.
7 years ago