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Published: 2009/05/27

Unique Covers and Collaborations Mark Spring Hookahville

This past weekend the spring edition of the bi-annual Hookahville festival took place at the Frontier Ranch Music Center in Columbus, OH. In addition to multiple sets by ekoostik hookah, the event featured appearances by Les Claypool, The Wailers, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, Toubab Krewe, Great American Taxi, Secret Chiefs 3, Freekbass and The Ark Band, among others.

Though the two-day event was short on sit ins, Steve Kimock anchored a unique version of his new band Crazy Engine that featured George Porter Jr. on bass, with Bernie Worrell on keys and John Morgan Kimock on drums. As is tradition, ekoostik hookah stacked its encore with a few unique covers each night. On Friday, the band placed Pink Floyds Run Like Hell in the middle of Water Bearcomplete with three backup singers. The following night the band offered a five-song encore that included covers of Chicagos Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?, Traffics Low Spark of a High Heeled Boy and Joe Cockers The Letter. The festival hosts also teased Frankie Vallies Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You, before closing its encore with Deep Purples I Don’t Know.
The fall edition of Hookahville will take place in Columbus, OH from September 4-6, featuring ekoostik hookah, Leftover Salmon and several additional artists. Early Bird tickets are now available.

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