Tractor Tavern Presents: Ha Ha Tonka, The Ramblin Years, Guests

Sat Feb 24 2018

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Tractor Tavern Presents
Tractor Tavern Presents: Ha Ha Tonka, The Ramblin Years, Guests

  • Ha Ha Tonka

    Ha Ha Tonka

    Alternative Rock

    Over their history, Ha Ha Tonka has recorded four critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, played Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits, and appeared on Anthony Bourdain's No Reservations. Through it all, these Ozarks natives have made friends, found love, started familes, and grown and matured together. Heart-Shaped Mountain is a reflection of that development and maturity. Once aptly summed as "Indie-Americana, where Alabama meets Arcade Fire, " Ha Ha Tonka has expanded their sonic palette, unveiling balanced, sublime, pop radio accessible heights and an emotionally broader, post-punk songwriting range, a la Apache Relay or a less enigmatic Jonsi, while keeping their trademark harmonizing vocals, jangly Southern revelry and crunchy hooks fully in tact. At it's core, Heart-Shaped Mountain is an album about love and growth. At a time when divisiveness fills the headlines, Ha Ha Tonka is fighting the good fight, building narrative-tributes to friends and loved ones, memories past and prospects of the future.

  • The Ramblin Years

    The Ramblin Years

    Americana

    Katie Sweeney, Sean Clavere, Daniel Dovinh, and Daniel Dunn met as students in the Seattle University Choir in 2011. After their first-ever show won the university’s battle of the bands, they became a favorite among their peers and spent a few years slaying college parties. Playing the main stage at the campus music festival in 2013, where they opened for Ivan & Alyosha and Brother Ali, soon led to packing devoted crowds into Chop Suey and the Comet Tavern. After graduating, The Ramblin’ Years released a self-produced demo in February 2014, recorded in their living room with nothing but the original songs their friends had come to love and a few cheap microphones. To the band’s surprise and delight, the release show nearly sold out Chop Suey on a rainy Sunday night and their record sold hundreds of copies.

    When the nationally-recognized Tractor Tavern invited them to open for Signature Sounds’ band Parsonsfield in May 2014, The Ramblin’ Years began performing for elated crowds in Ballard, Seattle’s neighborhood of roots-rock. Ever-increasing numbers of fans began clamoring to see their Americana rock’n’roll at The Tractor, The Sunset, and Connor Byrne Pub. Having caught the ear of Fastback Studios' head engineer and producer, Jason Lackie, the band began new partnerships with him and Fastback engineer Mitch Edwards, who assumed the role of bassist in 2014. In March 2015, The Ramblin’ Years released their first studio EP, “Nickels & Dimes”, to a packed Tractor Tavern. The single, “Come on Carla”, soon became an audience favorite with its boom-chucka rhythm and choir- sized harmonies. Nickels & Dimes included Bill Nordwall on keys (formerly of Seattle band Exohxo) and renowned mastering artist Ed Brooks on pedal steel, who also mastered the record. His daunting resume includes Pearl Jam, Brandi Carlile, Death Cab for Cutie, The Head and The Heart, The Shins, and many more.

    Riding the momentum of Nickels & Dimes, The Ramblin’ Years completed a West coast tour in the Spring of 2015 and played music festivals such as Northwest Folklife, Seattle Acoustic Fest, and Macefield Music Festival. They continued selling out Seattle venues alongside bands such as Vaudeville Etiquette, The Swearengens, and Lonely Mountain Lovers.

    The band kicked off 2016 in full force, releasing their second Fastback EP “Halfway Somewhere” in January at world-famous Neumos with the room at capacity. The record again featured Bill Nordwall on keys and welcomed Jay Kardong on pedal steel (Brandi Carlile, Sun Volt, Sera Cahoone). 2016 was a great year for the band. They played again to a maxed-out Neumos as part of Capitol Hill Block Party alongside major-label artists. They toured wineries and ski resorts all over Washington to save up money for a full length album and began growing an audience in Portland, OR.

    The start of 2017 sees the band working on their first full-length studio album with producer Jason Lackie at Fastback. They’re opening for renowned artists like Jamie Wyatt, Henry Wagons, and The Dusty 45’s, and creating a business model to take to the road full-time. Stay tuned, Ramble On!

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Tractor Tavern Presents

Tractor Tavern Presents: Ha Ha Tonka, The Ramblin Years, Guests

Sat Feb 24 2018 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Tractor Tavern Presents: Ha Ha Tonka, The Ramblin Years, Guests

$15.00 Ages 21+

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