Tuesday, December 10 2013
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.
Monday, December 19 2011
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.
Tuesday, March 29 2011
In 2007, PopMatters named Ha Ha Tonka's Buckle in the Bible Belt one of our Albums of the Year. Now, prior to the release of new album Death of a Decade, the band reveal some surprising things, like that time they made hand-farts at B.B. King's club ...
Thursday, October 10 2013
This excellent indie quartet from Missouri broadens its sonic palette and creates its richest album yet.
Wednesday, April 20 2011
Springfield, MO's favorite sons take a look at where they've been and where they're going on their mature, nuanced third record.
Monday, June 15 2009
In crafting a more challenging album -- a more mature album -- Ha Ha Tonka have, against the odds, crafted a much better album, too.
Wednesday, September 12 2007
Clever but never smug about it, melodic yet pleasingly rough around the edges, reasonably diverse and cohesive, and smart enough not to wear out its welcome.
Thursday, May 21 2009
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
Monday, March 23 2009
Photos: James Edward Crittendon