In a world that sometimes can seem over pretentious and rueful at times and where music can seem manufactured and down right disposable, it is good to know that there are still places that exist that defy the status quo. Places that thrive on joy, grow with contentment, and truly assist with the cultivation of an all excepting collective. It does not hurt to have "No Hassles or Bad Attitudes" either. Places like Hookahville. At its permanent location Frontier Ranch in Kirkersville, OH; Hookahville has stood the test of time and only stepped forward every year, twice a year.

This year will be no different with special guests Dark Star Orchestra performing acoustically, Steve Kimock will bring his band and offer up his unique blend of music. Legendary funkatiers George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic will be in attendance as well as the great melodic bluegrass of Railroad Earth, CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band will serve up the Cajun flavor. ekoostik hookah will be playing sets both nights and if you have never seen a Hookahville performance from them, you may want to bring an air bag.

There is something to be said for longevity. It's not preeminent to just sustain now a days, you must continually innovate and be versatile. This is the 10th year Hookahville has been in existence and it would have been much easier to keep the same formula and repeat it over and over every year until it runs its course, but Hookah won't submit to this convention. With their festival as with their music they are continually refining and humanizing all aspects of both. They do what humans do best, they evolve. So everyone out there do yourself a favor, join the evolution of Schwa and always Go See Live Music.

Advanced tickets are available; please visit www.hookahville.com for festival more festival information.

Scott Rosner
JamBase | Ohio
Go See Live Music!


[Published on: 8/7/03]

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