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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 
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Thank you for being a part of it.


James Miao & Samuel Hsiung

The Lighthouse and The Whaler

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Hey guys if you heard our music for the first time here or have been a fan for a while please take 2 min. to help us secure a spot at SXSW 2010. Here's how you can help:

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posted 7 years ago
We will be embarking on a west coast tour in lat Feb. and March so keep checking back for tour dates. We look forward to meeting as many of you as we can!!!
posted 7 years ago
Under Mountain, Under Ground, a song off our new LP, is on Under The Radar Magazine's compilation album this issue. Head on over to your local book Barnes and Nobles and pick up a copy.
posted 7 years ago
Also see:

“Nantucket! Take out your map and look at it. See what a real corner of the world it occupies; how it stands there, away off shore, more lonely than the Eddystone lighthouse… all beach, without a background… Nantucket is no Illinois.”

When Herman Neville penned these words in 1851, he envisioned Nantucket through the eyes of a weary whaler at sea. Yet 157 years later, his words resonated with two landlocked young men in the Midwest.

Michael LoPresti and Aaron Smith could empathize with the whalers of Neville’s Moby Dick. Their music was their Nantucket, beckoning them to break away from their day jobs and go back to what they loved. It was this longing that gave way to The Lighthouse and the Whaler.

In June 2008, Michael (lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, keyboard) and Aaron (violin, guitar, keyboard) met in a field in Ohio to take photos with a friend. Taking up their instruments – a violin and a guitar – the musicians had an impromptu collaboration session as the photographer snapped his shots. By the end of the day Michael and Aaron had written their first song, aptly titled “The Field Song,” whi... (+) expand
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Fred05 (level 27) wrote:
Thank you Liam to accept the invitation ... I listen to your radio and folk rock playing "White Days" of The Lighthouse and The Whaler, a great discovery for me ... Good Sunday! Sincerely ...
10 months ago
marcares (level 32) wrote:
Shine us more of your Light.
1 year ago
Cozmo (level 4) wrote:
Yeah, this is good stuff. :)
7 years ago
krupa (level 34) wrote:
Congrats on hitting the home page!
7 years ago
nothingspecific (level 9) wrote:
This music kicks ass.
7 years ago
Eagle/Deer wrote:
very very nice. thank you for sharing. :)
7 years ago
wanderingturtle (level 28) wrote:
Absolutely LOVE this song!! <3 Need more! :-)
7 years ago
SallySilvera (level 40) wrote:
Yes! Congrats on your trip to the homepage!!
7 years ago
waltdiggs (level 24) wrote:
congrats on white days posting!
7 years ago
mkok (level 9) wrote:
Your atmospheres remind me a bit of Fleet Foxes... and it's a huge compliment because I love them!
7 years ago
waltdiggs (level 24) wrote:
no problem...thank you for sharing your music here. i'm glad to see it catching on nicely. cheers!
7 years ago
krupa (level 34) wrote:
Thanks, you guys are the best!
7 years ago
sitcommunist (level 34) wrote:
Guten Tag my friends. I'm anxiously awaiting to hear more from you. In the mean time, I leave you with a link you may enjoy. It's very pro-lighthouse.


Take care.
7 years ago
Rbakes (level 26) wrote:
Brilliant! Now I 'Heart' you even more after that... that is if i had more hearts to heart, but i don't because i just so happened to max mine out on that awesome song. maybe that was a silly thing to do but i was so frigin excited!
great stuff.
7 years ago
musicmissionary (level 32) wrote:
You're definitely off to a great start!
7 years ago
The Lighthouse and The Whaler wrote:
Thanks everyone for welcoming us to The Sixty One, we love it here!!! You all have been so awesome. We'll be adding a few more songs soon so keep coming back. Thanks again everyone!!!
7 years ago
tommadden (level 22) wrote:
Great work on White Days Boys - cheers!
7 years ago
Stromer19 (level 31) wrote:
Fantastic. Love it !

7 years ago
faberex (level 43) wrote:
Welcome to t61!
7 years ago
The Remarkable Rocket wrote:
Awesome song xo
7 years ago