OCTA 18th Anniversary – Paper Beat Scissors

Next we travel on to Montreal, Canada. Tim Crabtree is originally from the UK, but he has been living in Montreal for years. He operates under the name Paper Beat Scissors and has been releasing deeply moving chamber folk for a decade or so. Big congratulations to Tim on the release of his new album Parallel Line that just came out on 13th of September on Forward Music Group. That was also the eve of this festival, so I’ll return to that after this anniversary week. Meanwhile we can spend a little while in the arms of this beautiful acoustic live version of album cut Grace.

Paper Beat Scissors at Facebook
Paper Beat Scissors 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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OCTA 18th Anniversary – Rachel Toups

We are carrying on with the outdoor theme, but leave the Finnish landscape behind us and travel all the way to Sunday Rocks in Florissant, Colorado. Rachel Toups is a musician and visual artist from Los Angeles, California and her debut album Sundog came out in March, 2019 on Peconic. I love this beautifully haunting and meditative folk album and and I’m very honored to present this mesmerizing live video of the album closer There. Follow the bandcamp link below to hear/buy the whole marvellous record.

Rachel Toups at Facebook
Sundog album at Peconic’s Bandcamp
Rachel Toups 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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OCTA 18th Anniversary – Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus

Next we are holding on to the last bits of the summer with the first Finnish entry of the day two. Finnish folk rock band Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus shot their summery festival entry during their outdoor concert at Kurpitsatalo, Tampere in early August. The song Ansaksi meille is an outtake from their awesome 2019 album that came out on the 31st of May on Lumpeela julkaisut. If you want hear more, a good place to start is this music video for the song Kaikki oli paremmin ennen.

Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus at Facebook
Janne Tapion Sisäinen Avaruus Website

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OCTA 18th Anniversary – Matt Paxton

We’ll take our party gear across the border to Canada. Singer-songwriter Matt Paxton from Hamilton, Ontario is another long time favourite and his music has been featured here several times during these years. It all started when I found his 2011 album How The Land Lies and here’s Matt Paxton with a lovely version of Harbour Town from that particular album. Hit that bandcamp link below to find this song and the rest of that beautiful record. His most recent project The Rumblings of Spring just released their excellent self-titled debut EP this summer, so follow those links too if you want to hear the most recent sonic adventures of Matt Paxton.

Matt Paxton Website
Matt Paxton at Bandcamp
Other Songs Bandcamp (more Matt Paxton albums)
The Rumblings of Spring at Facebook
The Rumblings of Spring 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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