Season 5 American Idol champ Taylor Hicks sat in with ekoostik hookah at Pittsburg, PA’s Rex Theater this weekend. Hicks, who was in town with the traveling version of Grease, joined ekoostik hookah on harmonica for “Big Ol’ Freight Train” and “Sure Cure For The Blues.” As previously reported, Hicks played in jambands before achieving national fame and has recently performed with Widespread Panic and The Allman Brothers Band, among others.

ekoostik hookah will perform at Kent, OH’s The Kent Stage on Friday. The group is also preparing for Hookahville XXXIII. The event will return to Thornville, OH’s Legend Valley Music Center, featuring appearances by Gov’t Mule, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Larry Keel and Natural Bridge and many others.