Take it away, Wikipedia. A huge thanks to Krista for this AMAZING site.

thesixtyone (t61) is a streaming media website that uses collaborative filtering to organize, promote, and sell music uploaded by artists, many of whom are independent musicians. The site was founded by James Miao and Samuel Hsiung. It was released in alpha form January 2008.

The site takes its name from Highway 61, a route with deep connections to American music culture. According to the site’s “bazaar” where users can purchase songs or mp3 albums uploaded by artists, “thesixtyone’s guiding principle is to enable the creative middle class, providing talented artists the opportunity to make a living making music.” The site also allows artists to license their music under Creative Commons licenses and allow free downloads.

www: Official website and Facebook Page for your love and adoration.

Take one female singer-songwriter, and add one piano.

Stir in one male singer-songwriter with acoustic guitar slowly.

Simmer gently.

thecivilwars

I could give you more details about both Joy Williams and John Paul White. But I won’t. I’ll just say check out their free live 10 song EP on their MySpace page.

And that this is one of those songs that just haunts you.

You only know what I want you to
I know everything you don’t want me to
Oh your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine
Oh you think your dreams are the same as mine
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
I always will

I wish you’d hold me when I turn my back
The less I give the more I get back
Oh your hands can heal, your hands can bruise
I don’t have a choice but I still choose you
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
Oh I don’t love you but I always will
I always will
I always will
I always will
I always will
I always will

The Civil Wars – Poison & Wine

www: The Civil War’s MySpace and Facebook Page.