In this workshop, suitable for all levels of players, harmonica wizard Peter Madcat Ruth will use a key of C harmonica to demonstrate how to play in several different keys on one harmonica. Students should bring a key of c harmonica with them. In addition, Madcat will draw upon his years of experience as a touring musician to offer tips and tricks to help take your harmonica playing to the next level.
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 100 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.
Madcat is more than an expert musician. He is also performer who 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.
"Madcat has got to be one of the greatest jazz soloists in terms of getting an audience. He's got that magical quality. It doesn't matter if he's playing a hoe-down kind of thing that evolves into a blues and pretty soon into jazz. Audiences here and overseas go with him all the way. He's into music without categories."
- Dave Brubeck
"A harmonica virtuoso rapidly approaching legend status for his style."
- Performance Magazine