OCTA 18th Anniversary – Vähäsarja

Next we meet up with one of my favorite Finnish songwriters Petri Vähäsarja who has released wonderful songs both with the band Suomen Zorro and as a solo artist. I would especially recommend his two solo records on Helmi Levyt. I love both wholeheartedly. His song for our anniversary week is a new one called Särkänniemen delfiinit. The video might be bit on the dark & blurry side, but it actually fits quite perfectly to this beautifully haunting and poignant song. And oh my what a song it is once again. Absolutely powerful in all its fragility.

Vähäsarja at Facebook
Lähden vuorille music 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 – Haley Heynderickx

We are back in Portland, Oregon for a beautiful surprise impromptu kind of performance from songwriter Haley Heynderickx. She has been one of my absolute favorite songwriters during the last year or two and I’m super happy about this little concert she made for this anniversary week. Her festival number is an unreleased song that is currently called Dedicated to My Friend, Tre. After watching her awesome festival performance below, make sure to give a spin to her remarkable album I Need to Start a Garden that came out on Mama Bird Recording Co in March 2018.

Haley Heynderickx Website
Haley Heynderickx at Facebook
Album I Need to Start a Garden at Bandcamp
No Face (music 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 – John Statz

Moving on to Denver, Colorado where Wisconsian John Statz currently resides. Well actually this great americana/folk singer-songwriter and long time friend is currently touring somewhere in the UK, but the good thing about our anniversary festival is that you can perform for us wherever you are at the moment. I’ve been a fan since the 2010 album Ghost Town and his music has been featured here several times over these past nine years. I’m thrilled to welcome John Statz to our stage to perform a wonderful brand new song called Travel On, Travel Well. Thanks for joining us and have fun out there in the UK.

John Statz at Facebook
John Statz Website
John Statz 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 – Matti Jasu

Back to the Finnish shores and more precisely Turku. Songwriter Matti Jasu is a long time favourite and his great songs have been a part of this blog for almost 15 years. First he was here with Goodnight Monsters and later on with the various incarnations of the Matti Jasu bands. He has been working a new full-length, but before that arrives he jumps on the festival stage to deliver a gorgeous live in his workroom version of Close Encounters of the Third Kind. The original can be found from the 2012 album Samurai vs Computer by Matti Jasu & The Loose Train.

Matti Jasu at Facebook
Matti Jasu Website
Matti Jasu 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 – Clara Baker

Portland gave such a warm welcome to our online birthday party that we’ll stay here for a little while. Singer-songwriter Clara Baker is a new find for me and I didn’t know her music before the release of her fabulous 2019 Shane Leonard-produced album Things to Burn. Or well the advance singles, because just hearing Doubt and Things to Burn was more than enough to tell me that I’ve found someone new to love. I fully recommend giving that beauty of an album a spin after her appearance on our festival. Here’s Clara Baker with a great version of album cut More Than Enough.

Clara Baker Website
Clara Baker at Facebook
Clara Baker 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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