Ha Ha Tonka
“Race To The Bottom”
Ha Ha Tonka have one of the most interesting sounds out there. Coming from West Plains, Missouri, Ha Ha Tonka is comprised of Brett Anderson -guitar, mandolin and vocals; James Cleare – absolutely everything; Lucas Long – bass & vocals; Mike Reilly – drums & vocals; and Brian Roberts – guitar & vocals. Their record company claims that “Ha Ha Tonka sit at the crossroads of Americana and indie, where Alabama meets Arcade Fire – shakes their hand and takes them out for a drink.” This is a perfect description. Fun without being maudlin, talented without pushing any of the wrong buttons, never being show-offs but being nice guys out to entertain, and, geez, that is exactly what they do. You like great music? You’ll love Ha Ha Tonka.