Ha Ha Tonka
Coming straight out of the Ozarks in southern Missouri, Ha Ha Tonka specialize in wide open, effortless anthems that owe as much to high lonesome Ozark mountain music as straight up rock‘n’roll.
After signing to Bloodshot Records, Buckle in the Bible Belt was released on September 11, 2007. "St. Nick on the Fourth in a Fervor" released as the first single from that album.
The band's website says that their "dark view of the realities of socio-economic hardship, backwoods prejudices and drug abuse is leavened by wry humor and a deep appreciation for regional storytelling traditions." One reviewer stated that "Ha Ha Tonka make the kind of roots rock that fits the mood of America. It's restless, edgy and increasingly willing to address the dark side of This Land."
Over their history, Ha Ha Tonka has recorded five critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, appeared on late-night TV on CONAN as well as on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations.
Through it all, these Ozarks natives have made friends, found love, started families, and grown and matured together. During the pandemic, the band finished their sixth studio album!