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The Best Americana of 2013
10 Dec 2013 // 9:14 PM

Our list for 2013 is predictably diverse, ranging from progressive newgrass to tradition-minded country to old-time acoustic to California canyon rock to psych folk to singer-songwriter and all points between.

The Best Americana of 2011
19 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM

If you ask a critic or music fan to define Americana, be prepared for an avalanche of diverse responses of opinion. Still, there remain some constant benchmarks, such as pedal steel, fiddle, acoustic guitars -- and good songwriting.


Ha Ha Tonka: Lessons
10 Oct 2013 // 9:03 PM

This excellent indie quartet from Missouri broadens its sonic palette and creates its richest album yet.

Ha Ha Tonka: Death of a Decade
20 Apr 2011 // 5:00 PM

Springfield, MO's favorite sons take a look at where they've been and where they're going on their mature, nuanced third record.


SXSW 2009: Interview with Ha Ha Tonka (video)
21 May 2009 // 12:41 AM

Last autumn, this vidblogger caught Ha Ha Tonka's stunning show at a Bloodshot Records showcase in Brooklyn. They didn't disappoint in Austin, either. Here, guitarist

Music Day 4: Ha Ha Tonka
23 Mar 2009 // 12:00 AM

Photos: James Edward Crittendon

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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