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Show Review – Fall Hookahville, 9/2 – 9/5/11, Legend Valley Music Center, Thornville, OH

ekoostik hookah and Little Feat

ekoostik hookah and Little Feat

Written by Bill Whiting

Photos by Scott Preston

Fall Hookahville 2011 in Thornville, Ohio lit up the hillsides on September 2-5 with a hoe down type atmosphere, and shockingly great performances by all artists involved. There was claustrophobic heat on Saturday as Cincinnati’s elite bluegrass unit, The Rumpke Mountain Boys, tore it up on the main stage with a deft mixture of front porch ballads and racing hi and lonesome instrumentals. Rumpke Mountain Boys set the standard and pace for the festival, and one hopes that they will get a chance on the main stage the next time around. The side stage at Hookahville is a good place to soak up some new sounds, and Chicago’s Thinner Teed fit the bill as they wrapped a half hour set of high energy jams into a cohesive whirlwind of epic proportions. Hookahville’s old school stalwarts, Little Feat, took no time in getting down to business. Leader Paul Barrere had a pure tone from his guitar that echoed off the hillsides at Hookahville. As Fred Tackett and Bill Payne worked together to coalesce around the defining strains of “Dixie Chicken,” Barrere led the throng in front of the stage in a perfect sing a long. Ekoostik Hookah invited Little Feat  back on stage for an inspired run through of The Band’s “Rag Mama Rag.” Continue reading

Cincygroove.com is celebrating their 4 year Anniversary on 11/18 at The Madison Theater with ekoostik hookah, Hickory Robot, and Carole Walker

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Cincygroove.com is very proud to be celebrating its 4 year anniversary on 11/18 at The Madison Theater in Covington, KY.  Music for the evening will be provided by headliner ekoostik hookah and local openers Hickory Robot and Carole Walker.  In the spirit of the upcoming Thanksgiving season, Cincy Groove will also be holding a canned food drive and a winter clothing drive.  Canned food will benefit the Freestore Foodbank and winter clothing will benefit St Vincent DePaul. Keep in mind these food  items are ALWAYS needed: canned meat products (tuna, chicken, ham, spaghetti with meatballs, chili with meat and beans, beef stew, beans and wieners, etc.) peanut butter, canned vegetables and fruits. Other non-perishable items needed include: canned soups, macaroni and cheese and personal care items (soap, shampoo, deodorant,  toothpaste/brush, feminine hygiene products, disposable diapers).  Please, no glass items.  With the cold weather fast approaching any type of new/gently used winter clothing would be preferable, but any clothes you don’t need anymore would be appreciated. Continue reading