Video Premiere: Ha Ha Tonka, “Lonely Fortunes”

Written by May 1st, 2012 at 9:38 am

Check out this great new video from Southern rockers and Bloodshot recording artists Ha Ha Tonka.The video was shot at Ha Ha Tonka State Park in Camdenton, Missouri, the inspiration for the band’s name.

“We’ve wanted to shoot a video in our namesake Ha Ha Tonka State Park for a while now,” says guitarist Brett Anderson.”It was our director Brook Linder’s idea to shoot the video with super 8mm film. The shots, colors and everything that he captured turned out really great.”

“‘Lonely Fortunes’ in a way is sort of our austerity anthem,” adds lead singer Brian Roberts. “We were largely inspired to write the song because, you know, a lot of people have it rough right now… since the recession hit and we see that driving around the country. Sometimes you can work hard and do your best and it doesn’t pay off monetarily but you are rewarded in other ways. We tried our best to capture that in this song.”

The band will hit the road with Langhorne Slim and later, Murder By Death beginning this May.

HA HA TONKA SUMMER TOUR AND FESTIVAL DATES
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May 2 @ Kentucky Derby Festival (Waterfront Park) – Louisville, KY
May 25 @ Middle East Club – Cambridge, MA *
May 26 @ Quai Des Brumes – Montreal, QC *
May 27 @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, ON *
May 28 @ The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI *
June 1 @ Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI *
June 2 @ Triple Rock Social Club – M-neapolis, MN *
June 3 @ Sausage Festival – Chicago, IL
June 6 @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO *
June 7 @ Jackpot Music Hall – Lawrence, KS *
June 8 @ Twangfest (Duck Room) – St Louis, MO
June 9 @ Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN *
June 11 @ The Earl – Atlanta, GA *
June 12 @ The Casbah – Durham, NC *
June 13 @ Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
June 14 @ Bowery Ballroom – New York City, NY *
June 15 @ Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA *
June 16 @ Beachcomber – Wellfleet, MA
June 24 @ Xerox Rochester Jazz Festival- Rochester, NY
July 12 @ Mr Smalls Theater – Millvale, PA ^
July 15 @ Heirloom Arts Theatre – Danbury, CT ^
July 21 @ Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH ^
July 22 @ Cosmic Charlie’s – Lexington, KY ^
July 26 @ Floyd Fest (Blue Ridge Parkway) – Floyd, VA
July 27 @ Floyd Fest (Blue Ridge Parkway) – Floyd, VA
July 28 @ Hampton Taphouse – Hampton, VA
July 31 @ Sol Santa Fe – Santa Fe, NM ^
Aug 1 @ The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ ^
Aug 2 @ The Casbah – San Diego, CA ^
Aug 3 @ El Rey – Los Angeles, CA ^
Aug 5 @ Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA ^
Aug 9 @ Media Club – Vancouver, BC #
Aug 10 @ Tractor Tavern – Seattle, WA #
Aug 11 @ Dante’s – Portland, OR #
Aug 12 @ Summer Meltdown Festival (Whitehorse Amphitheater) – Darrington, WA
Aug 14 @ Neurolux – Boise, ID #
Aug 15 @ Bar Deluxe – Salt Lake City, UT #
Aug 16 @ Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO #
Aug 18 @ The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE #
Aug 22 @ Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA #
Aug 23 @ Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN #
Aug 24 @ Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI #
Sept 15 @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN
Sept 16 @ Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion – Bristol, TN

* supporting Langhorne Slim
^ supporting Murder By Death and Cory Chisel
# supporting Murder By Death

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