WUIS Bedrock 66 Live Series welcomes Missouri quartet Ha Ha Tonka and New York’s Freedy Johnston to the Hoogland Center for the Arts May 14. Tonka’s new album, Death of a Decade, has been hailed with rave reviews since its release April 2011. The band’s Ozark upbringing fuses hints of Southern rock and bluegrass into their sound, but they’ve got a modern rock edge too. Interestingly, the band’s name comes from a state park from their old stomping grounds. Singer/songwriter Freedy Johnston, who grew up in Kansas, has produced about a dozen albums and was named “songwriter of the year” in 1994 by Rolling Stone magazine.
Ha Ha Tonka and Freedy Johnston
Saturday, May 14, 8pm
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth Street
$24, $19 in advance