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Ha Ha Tonka

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  • Formed: Springfield, MO
  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: hahatonkamusic.com
  • Recent Activity: 03.23.17 RT @WOWHall: Don't miss alt-country pioneers @Old97s at historic @WOWHall tonight! w/ @hahatonka! #AllAges #EugeneOR https://t.co/Zz5RWemB64
  • Ha Ha Tonka


Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Indie rock band Ha Ha Tonka were formed in 2004 in Springfield, Missouri, by singer/guitarist Brian Roberts with Lucas Long (bass, vocals), Brett Anderson (keyboards, guitar, vocals), and Lennon Bone (drums, vocals). Initially, the name of the group was Amsterband. It was with this moniker that they released their debut CD, Beatchen, and began to tour extensively. In 2006, they followed with a second self-released album, Buckle in the Bible Belt. In May 2007, they signed to independent Chicago-based label Bloodshot Records and decided on a name change, calling themselves Ha Ha Tonka after a state park in the Ozark Mountains in southwestern Missouri. Bloodshot re-released Buckle in the Bible Belt on September 11, 2007, as Ha Ha Tonka were in the midst of a tour of the Midwest. Novel Sounds of the Nouveau South appeared in 2009, garnering a good deal of critical praise, and was followed by Death of a Decade, produced by Kevin McMahon and the Ryantist, in 2011. The impressive and lightly orchestrated Lessons appeared in the fall of 2013.

Tour Dates All Dates Dates In My Area

Date Venue Location Tickets
03.24.17 The Fillmore San Francisco, CA US
03.25.17 Fremont Theater San Luis Obispo, CA US
03.30.17 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA US
05.20.17 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL US
06.03.17 White Rabbit Cabaret Indianapolis, IN US
06.04.17 Beachland Tavern Cleveland, OH US
06.07.17 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON Canada
06.10.17 MilkBoy Philadelphia, PA US
06.11.17 Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY US
06.14.17 DC9 Nightclub Washington, DC US


  • 03.23.17 RT @WOWHall: Don't miss alt-country pioneers @Old97s at historic @WOWHall tonight! w/ @hahatonka! #AllAges #EugeneOR https://t.co/Zz5RWemB64
  • 03.23.17 RT @acousticUSA: Ha Ha Tonka Moves Melodic Mountains. #heartshapedmountain @hahatonka @BSHQ https://t.co/7P1svLnvGo
  • 03.22.17 RT @BSHQ: .@TheBGSituation highlights the centerpiece of @hahatonka's new album in its Song of the Week feature. https://t.co/QqSSQrN8dU
  • 03.21.17 Tonight's show in Seattle is SOLD OUT! https://t.co/Wd2DDq65FR
  • 03.21.17 Just drove 34hrs to Seattle...Missouri Flag gonna fly on the WEST COAST! Tour with the @Old97s begins TONIGHT! https://t.co/hWUDri17yL
  • 03.19.17 Tonka tour diary - https://t.co/9O1TVyWjiS
  • 03.19.17 RT @BSHQ: Yep we're having fun. Thank you @hahatonka for putting up with this crazy shindig for ten years. https://t.co/BLsBZZnQjG
  • 03.18.17 RT @BSHQ: Today at #SXSW @hahatonka play the @TheFreehold @Wreckroom #ArlynRetreat at Arlyn Studios at 2:00pm!
  • 03.17.17 Aghhhgghhghgghhhhhhhhh !!! https://t.co/aMqtHVSaVx
  • 03.17.17 RT @TheBGSituation: Our #SOTW is @hahatonka's "Height of My Fears" - w/ lush keys, their rich, rootsy harmonies, & powerful percussion: htt…
  • 03.16.17 RT @BSHQ: Today at #SXSW @hahatonka play @SunRadioTX Day Party at El Mercado South! They play at 3:00pm, go check them out!
  • 03.16.17 RT @glidemag: .@HaHaTonka have a fantastic new LP out and we're sharing dispatches from the road for their upcoming tour! https://t.co/lti…