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 #11170  by bobbybobbob
 Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:04 pm
Hey all,
Has anyone heard of Ekoostik Hookah? They are a great jam band based out of Ohio. I'm going to there NYE show this year, super excited.

I was just wondering if anyone else has heard of them. They play big venues in Ohio, have a huge fanbase in the Midwest, and even played with Bob Weir & Ratdog, but it seems like no one has ever heard of them.

Give them a listen, they are great: ... sbeok.flac

Happy Holidaze,

 #11171  by LazyLightnin
 Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:22 pm
hell ya man ive been seein them since i was 13. ive seen more hookah shows than any other band. hookahville's a great festival.

 #11172  by squire758
 Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:17 am
yea we're all about hookah. good times.

 #11194  by tigerstrat
 Mon Dec 18, 2006 12:51 pm
I saw them in September 1991 at the campground/waterpark place near Richfield Coliseum. Good fun, college-y sounding jam band, but nothing I would have expected to be touring nationally just a few years later. Left me with a vaguely WSP-ish vibe... HUGE fun at those Richfield shows.

 #11223  by tigerstrat
 Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:13 am
Anyone familiar with the waterpark campground? I wanna say it was called ... Dover Lake? Could be way off... I think I might have also stayed there after Phish Blossom Center show of 1995, but the Dead scene there in 1991 was EPIC.

The first night there was the most amazing huge drum circle that I have ever taken part in, and I have been to two national Rainbow Gatherings! I think Hookah played on an afternoon, before folks left for the lot

 #11269  by b weird
 Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:43 pm
I've heard of Ekoostik Hookah but I've never heard them play. Are they a cover band or do they play originals? How 'bout Grateful Dead do they play Dead?

 #11306  by waterbear
 Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:13 pm
I heard that they played Cold Rain and Snow at their halloween festival but I think they play mainly originals. Their bass player and lead guitar player used to be in a GD cover band called Supplication but I dont think their stuff is on the LMA. Three words, SFS

 #11311  by Dwreck
 Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:48 pm
I really really enjoy Ekoostik Hookah. They are an excellent band with an excellent family. I have met many great friends and my beautiful wife from following this band. They have numerous originals and throw in a nice cover now and then. As far as covering some is a cover they did at their memorial day weekend Hookahville festival. ... 04_vbr.mp3

Now please don't compare them to the Dead because NOTHING is comparable to the Dead.
Here is an original from the same Hookahville with J. Popper and Chan from Blues Traveler.... ... 05_vbr.mp3

Heck here is the link to the show if you want to check it out.

Sorry for all of this...I get a little excited when I see things about Ekoostik Hookah...

 #11319  by schwahelee
 Fri Dec 22, 2006 8:08 am
:smile: Like Derek, I'm a huge EH fan as well, living in Ohio makes it nice cause they are Ohio Grown and play around here alot. I would recommend everyone to see a show sometime or another to see what they think. I believe Sweney, the guitar player, is one of the best out there playing. If you'd like to check out a video of a James Brown cover they've just recently done, check this out... ... 1525887669

Happy Holidaze to you all.

 #11363  by LazyLightnin
 Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:35 pm
schwahelee, do you remember oroboros? Jim Miller's old band? I still have a double disc of theirs after all these years, it must be 15 years old. its alright i guess. 8)

 #11733  by schwahelee
 Thu Jan 11, 2007 7:51 am
Don't remember that.

But I do have something for all of you...

We at Yurple Bliss have created an incredible DVD of Fall Hookahville 9.2.06, and it is online for download now, FREE. You will need a Bittorrent client in order to download it - if you don't have one you can get one and find out how to use it at <a href="">BitTorrent</a>

Here is the BT link to the DVD, this is disk one, disk two will be available soon:

<a href="">Set 1 EH 9.2.06</a>

(thanks Bryan for the seed).

Also repost if you have Hookah friends on your friends list, the more people on the torrent, the faster the download and it benefits everyone. Please try and leave it up after you have finished downloading so folks can upload off of you.