OCTA 18th Anniversary – M. Lockwood Porter

We are carrying on with the birthday party in Tulsa, Oklahoma with a great song from americana singer-songwriter M. Lockwood Porter. His contribution is a live at home version of a song called Rosetta Stone that first appeared as a b-side of his 2018 single Stumbling Toward the Dawn. If you like what you hear, Black Mesa Records released his latest album Communion in the Ashes in March 2019. A damn good record with marvellous americana and heartland rock’n’roll. Important and powerful social commentary too. So check that out after this lovely festival number Rosetta Stone.

M. Lockwood Porter Website
M. Lockwood Porter at Facebook
M. Lockwood Porter at Bandcamp

One Chord to Another hits 18 years on the 17th of September and celebrates the long road with an online birthday party. During the anniversary week (14 – 22 of September) you will see unique live performances from the artists that shaped these 18 years of the blog. Follow the action on this blog and social media and feel free to comment if you so wish.

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OCTA 18th Anniversary – Marty the Random Guy

Taking our party gear to Southwest Finland and meeting up with roots singer-songwriter and cigar box guitar builder Marty the Random Guy. Actually I think Marty recorded this great contribution while staying in Stockholm, Sweden, but we won’t let the neighbors take the credit for this beautiful performance. Thrilled to have him joining our party, because he plays a lot of concerts in my corner of the world and he is always so so good. Here’s Marty the Random Guy with a song called Brick by Brick.

Marty the Random Guy at Facebook

One Chord to Another hits 18 years on the 17th of September and celebrates the long road with an online birthday party. During the anniversary week (14 – 22 of September) you will see unique live performances from the artists that shaped these 18 years of the blog. Follow the action on this blog and social media and feel free to comment if you so wish.

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OCTA 18th Anniversary – TK & The Holy Know-Nothings

The broadcast for the day 7 of the anniversary week begins outside Terminal West, in Atlanta Georgia. Portland-based psychedelic doom boogie band TK & The Holy Know-Nothings is touring across the states, but still found the time and energy to make a rather spectacular contribution to our birthday party. Here’s songwriter Taylor Kingman (with a little help from the band) singing a beautiful acoustic version of a song called Deja Vudu. The original can be found from their marvellous 2019 album Arguably OK, which is out now on Mama Bird Recording Co. If you want to hear their rock’n’roll, bar boogie and folk rock with a full band sound, there’s a bunch of superb high quality live from Laurelthirst videos on this internet-thingy. I added direct links to couple of them but there’s more too.

TK & The Holy Know-Nothings Website
TK & The Holy Know-Nothings at Facebook
Arguably OK album at Bandcamp
Hard Times (live from Laurelthirst video)
Desert Rose (live from Laurelthirst video)

One Chord to Another hits 18 years on the 17th of September and celebrates the long road with an online birthday party. During the anniversary week (14 – 22 of September) you will see unique live performances from the artists that shaped these 18 years of the blog. Follow the action on this blog and social media and feel free to comment if you so wish.

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OCTA 18th Anniversary – Steve Sloane

We are wrapping up day 6 of our anniversary in Toronto, Canada with songwriter Steve Sloane. Actually I think he put this together somewhere on the road and I can’t thank him enough for taking the time to do that. I’m very honored to have this particular song playing on this festival, because Let All In by Steve Sloane is my favorite song of the year. I just love how the emotion builds throughout the song. It’s so fragile, humane, powerful and it resonates within me on a deep level. It can be so damn hard and scary to feel something else. Not that I’ve experienced such a horrible trauma as being assaulted, forcibly confined in a stolen car, and being held at gunpoint. It happened to Steve in 2017 and his new album Near Death contains the songs that released him from the grip of near death. An exceptionally powerful album and I fully recommend listening to the whole remarkable record. Here’s Steve Sloane redoing Let All In for our anniversary week. Make sure to also listen to the album version with beautiful harmonies from Julie Arsenault and check out this live video of three other songs from this album.

Steve Sloane at Facebook
Steve Sloane at Bandcamp

One Chord to Another hits 18 years on the 17th of September and celebrates the long road with an online birthday party. During the anniversary week (14 – 22 of September) you will see unique live performances from the artists that shaped these 18 years of the blog. Follow the action on this blog and social media and feel free to comment if you so wish.

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OCTA 18th Anniversary – China

Our anniversary celebration carries on in the Bay Area. I’ve been a big fan of San Francisco-based folk rock band China led by songwriter Michael James Tapscott since their first EPs. Their magnificent new album And Then Nothing Happened came out in February on Royal Oakie and China’s contribution to this online festival is a beautiful outdoor performance of album cut Crossing the Ohio. If you want to hear more of their exceptional songwriting and folk rock songs rooted in the West Coast, check out the whole discography over at bandcamp and/or those other music videos. Here’s the live version of Crossing the Ohio directed by Yasamine June.

China at Facebook
China at Bandcamp
Marnie (music video from 2019 album And the Nothing Happened)
Everyone Thinks I’m a Loser (music video from 2016 album Pool of Tears)
Royal Oakie Records Website

One Chord to Another hits 18 years on the 17th of September and celebrates the long road with an online birthday party. During the anniversary week (14 – 22 of September) you will see unique live performances from the artists that shaped these 18 years of the blog. Follow the action on this blog and social media and feel free to comment if you so wish.

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