OCTA 18th Anniversary – Mitä helvettiä nyt taas (encore)

We kick off the last day of the festival in Vaasa, Finland with a wonderful double encore from Mitä helvettiä nyt taas. They play for us the singles Joka päivä töitä teen and Sitä mitä pelkään and seem to have fun while doing it. Both singles originally came out in 2017 and can be found from Spotify for example.

Mitä helvettiä nyt taas 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 – Barna Howard

Wrapping up day 7 of the anniversary week with something that is very special to me in multiple ways. I think this particular song was my introduction to both Barna Howard and Mama Bird Recording Co. One came to be one of my favorite songwriters and the other my favorite record label in the world. After hearing this song and Portland Sessions video with a few more, I ordered the LP from Mama Bird and fell in love with Barna Howard’s songwriting. And here I am seven years later still loving Barna’s songwriting with all my heart and clicking love to every Lyle the Intern picture I see. Music is no damn competition, but Quite A Feelin’ was the album of the year on this blog when it came out in 2015 and the self-titled debut album was #2 back in 2012. So that’s further proof how much I love his songs and how much it matters to be able to represent this song for you. Here’s Barna Howard with a wonderful version of Promise, I Won’t Laugh. That’s it for tonight. See you tomorrow for the last day of this anniversary week.

Barna Howard Website
Barna Howard at Facebook
Self-titled debut at Bandcamp
Quite a Feelin’ 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 – The Other Years

Next our anniversary festival sets its stage somewhere outdoors in Louisville, Kentucky. That’s at least where the The Other Years are from, I’m not 100% sure where they shot this amazing video. Anna Louise and Heather Summers released their debut album as The Other Years in October, 2018 and I love it so much. The whole thing is marvellous and then there’s Talkeetna that was one of my favorite songs last year. I’m honored that they wanted to join our birthday party with an absolutely beautiful version of Siren by Joan Shelley. Guitar, fiddle and two beautiful voices is enough to create something utterly magical.

The Other Years at Bandcamp
The Other Years 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 – Joonas Holmén

We are back on the home soil and meet up with alternative rock songwriter Joonas Holmén here in Turku, Finland. I really liked his 2018 album Sterner Stuff and I’m still ashamed that I never got around to featuring it outside the playlist. Well thankfully we have this festival, so I can finally feature his music on a more proper manner. His contribution to our festival is a brand new song called The Way Things Are and oh my how great it is. This will haunt me for a long while, but only in a good way.

Joonas Holmén Website
Joonas Holmén at Facebook
Joonas Holmén at Instagram
Joonas Holmén at Spotify

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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