St. Louis' Ha Ha Tonka is one of the hardest touring bands in the land; you can tell by how many times they've sashayed through Columbus in the past half-decade. By now they've won themselves a healthy fan base here and elsewhere, rousing listeners with a vibrant version of roots rock that's more let's-have-a-hootenanny than my-dog-is-dead.

St. Louis' Ha Ha Tonka is one of the hardest touring bands in the land; you can tell by how many times they've sashayed through Columbus in the past half-decade. By now they've won themselves a healthy fan base here and elsewhere, rousing listeners with a vibrant version of roots rock that's more let's-have-a-hootenanny than my-dog-is-dead.

Their tour behind the new album "Death of a Decade" arrives at Rumba this Saturday.