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Published: 2006/05/30

Homecoming at Hookah

Homecoming was the keyword of the day at the spring 2006 edition of ekoostik hookahs bi-annual Hookahville. The first Hookahville held at Ohios Legend Valley since May 2002, this years festivities featured founding guitarist John Mullins, who returned to ekoostik hookahs lineup in March. Other marquee acts included Blues Traveler and Yonder Mountain String Band.

As is tradition, ekoostik hookah offered a three-song, cover heavy encore Saturday consisting of Neil Youngs Powderfinger, Grateful Deads Jack Straw and a festival-closing rendition of Pink Floyds Pigs (Three Different Ones) (the latter of which possibly refers to the hypothetical pigs that flew when the band reunited with Mullins after ten years with another musician in his place). During hookahs set, Blues Travelers John Popper and Chan Kinchla also joined the festival hosts onstage for Washboard Annie and Life Is Good. Later in the same set, saxophonist Joe Crump, who performs with hookah keyboardist Dave Katz in Katz-N-Jammers, joined the group for Sure Cure For the Blues, Reciprocity and
A Better Man. Hookahville XXVI will be held at Legend Valley on September 1-2 2006.

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