It's easy to stumble over the band's name. Ha Ha Tonka sounds like they're making fun of a child's toy truck. But the name has the same roots as the band's music, coming from a state park in the Ozark Mountains in Ha Ha Tonka's home state of Missouri.

Their music draws on traditional folk music and Ozark roots, making a kind of stomp-along sound that will suit fans of indie rock, alt-country, roots and everything in between.

Their fourth album, Lessons, comes out Sept. 24 but you can listen to it now.


Ha Ha Tonka



posted by Mike Miner on Sep 17, 2013