Ekoostik Hookah, Danksgiving Family Band, Vibe & Direct

The Kent Stage Presents

Ekoostik Hookah, Danksgiving Family Band, Vibe & Direct

Vibe & Direct

Sat, March 11, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12 Advance & $15 at the door

Ekoostik Hookah
Ekoostik Hookah
One of the most dynamic acts on the road today, ekoostik hookah is the nucleus of a growing 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 thousands of fans who routinely travel hundreds of miles to hear them play.

The Ohio-based band began jamming during weekly open-mic nights when vocalist/keyboardist Dave Katz, lead guitarist Steve Sweney and bassist Cliff Starbuck had full-time gigs with popular bands. The ensemble quickly found a following and began this odyssey when a stranger who heard them at a party bankrolled a trip to the studio to record Under Full Sail. By the end of recording, band members had committed themselves full-time to ekoostik hookah. Drummer Eric Lanese, who joined in 1993, Ed McGee, who assumed singing, songwriting and rhythm guitar duties in 1996, and the newest member, Johnny Polansky on percussion round out the band's line-up.
Danksgiving Family Band
This year The Danksgiving Family Band is back with an all-star lineup! They'll be performing an extended set of Grateful Dead music for your enjoyment.

The Danksgiving Family Band is:

Jim Tauscher and Jim Garibaldi from Aliver Hall
Dave Katz from Ekoostik Hookah
Jim Miller from The Jim Miller Band
Tony Kazel from Yosemight AND
Jim Fultz from The Mucklebuck
Venue Information:
The Kent Stage
175 East Main
Kent, OH, 44240