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Photos – Spring Hookahville 2008

Spring Hookahville Miscellaneous photos
ekoostik hookah (sound check), 5.23.2008
LOTUS, 5.23.08
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Emmitt Nershi Band, 5.24.08
Greensky Bluegrass, 5.24.08
Fat City Reprise, 5.24.08
Woodbox Gang, 5.24.08
56 Hope Road, 5.24.08
ekoostik hookah, 5.24.08
Seven, 5.24.08
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ekoostik hookah, 5.25.08
The Ragbirds, 5.25.08
Boogie Matrix Mechanism, 5.25.08
Railroad Earth, 5.25.08
Outformation, 5.25.08
Sam Bush, 5.25.08
The Werks, 5.25.08

Interview with John Mullins from ekoostik hookah

John Mullins from ekoostik hookah

John Mullins from ekoostik hookah

Interview by Scott Preston

Photos by ChristianJamesPhoto.com

One of the most original and energetic acts around today, ekoostik hookah is the nucleus of a family drawn to its lucid, improvisational treatment of psychedelic rock ’n’ roll, blues, funk, jazz and bluegrass layered with rich harmonies. Born early in 1991 in a smoky basement bar, the band has been continually evolving, cultivating a sound that has perked the ears of contemporaries and attracted fans who travel miles to hear them play. (from ekoostik.com)

ekoostik hookah’s next show is next weekend atHookahville 29 at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH. They will be playing on Saturday and Sunday night. The lineup for this springs hookahville is one of the strongest in recent memory – Sam Bush, Railroad Earth, Outformation, Lotus, The Ragbirds, Greensky Bluegrass, Papadosio, Emmitt Nershi Band, Fat City Reprise, Boogie Matrix Mechanism, Macpodz, The Werks, 56 Hope Road, Woodbox Gang, Seven.

Cincy Groove: So does ekoostik hookah have any new projects in the works?

John Mullins: Not at the moment, just getting ready for hookahville. We always rehearse a bunch before hookahville. We probably rehearse more right before hookahville than any other time of the year. We are trying to figure out what we want to do for encores and things like that. There’s definitely some songs that I haven’t brought in yet or maybe have done once that I want to go over. But hell Dave has put out 3 or 4 really good songs in the last few months. I have to start keeping up the pace. Continue reading