We had the distinct pleasure of catching up with the guys in Ha Ha Tonka before their show @The Kitchen Pass in Joplin, MO (7/6/2012) and wow, what a great group of genuinely good guys! It was made clear after hearing the first few bars of the very first song that HHT is a serious powerhouse of musical talent. They’ve played in 48 states, released 3 incredible albums, played Wakarusa, Lollapalooza, SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, CMJ, appeared on MTV and recently on an episode of Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations on the Travel Channel - you really owe it to yourself to check these guys out! And luckily for you, Ha Ha Tonka is currently on tour, and with 35+ shows in 25+ states before the end of summer you have no excuse not to catch this amazing band! Check out their tour schedule HERE.
“A couple of rootsy, passionate, scruffy groups such as Mumford & Sons did their thing at the Grammy Awards this year, exposing their music to a relatively vast audience in one fell swoop. Mumford’s music is fine, but it’s a shame that Ha Ha Tonka couldn’t have taken that group’s spot. The Missouri quartet is not only authentically scruffy, it tears at the heart of American roots music with every chord like Mumford only pretends to, and its new record, Death of a Decade, basically oozes passion for the craft.” –Washington Post, Patrick Foster, 4/4/11