Peter "Madcat" Ruth

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Peter “Madcat” Ruth is a Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Madcat has established an international reputation through his exhilarating, riveting virtuosity on the harmonica. His expertise on this instrument has amazed audiences world-wide. He is equally at home playing blues, folk music, jazz, country, or rock and roll. Performance Magazine refers to him as “A harmonica virtuoso who is rapidly approaching legend status.”

Madcat’s experience is extensive. He has been an invited guest performer at many harmonica festivals in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. His harmonica playing is heard on over 130 CDs and LPs. National television and radio appearances, symphony orchestra performances, radio and television advertisements, and harmonica workshops all attest to Madcat’s reputation as one of the best and most versatile harmonica players in the world.

Besides being an expert musician, Madcat has such a good time playing music that audiences, ranging from pre-schoolers to senior citizens, delight in his performances. His enthusiasm is unpretentious and contagious.

But Madcat doesn’t just play harmonica, he’s also an excellent ukulele player and teacher! Madcat has been playing ukulele for 60 years.