Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast

Peter Madcat Ruth interview

June 04, 2020 Neil Warren Season 1 Episode 12
Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Peter Madcat Ruth interview
Chapters
1:14
Madcat name
2:44
Growing up around Chicago
3:23
First recordings that got Madcat hooked on harmonica
4:54
Lessons with Big Walter
9:36
Early recordings Madcat liked
10:23
Ukulele was first instrument, then guitar
11:39
First harmonica
13:23
First bands
14:34
Started playing with Brubeck brothers
18:02
Playing with Dave Brubeck, including Take Five
19:51
Rapidly switching harmonicas
21:20
Overblows
21:25
Madcat & Kane duo
23:12
Performs regularly in Brazil
24:04
Harmonica and Ukulele Project album
25:15
Plays multiple instruments
27:07
Current band
27:31
Awards
30:30
Advice for upcoming harmonica players
31:35
Playing harmonica on a rack
35:00
Teaching
35:56
Playing harmonica at top end
36:52
Ins and Outs of Rhythm Harmonica DVD
38:50
Sonny Terry style
41:04
Playing fast on the harmonica
42:48
Singing
43:48
Chromatic harmonica
44:17
10 minute question
45:02
Reading music
45:44
What harmonica Madcat plays
45:54
Embouchre
47:08
Favourite key of harmonica
47:38
Different tunings
49:12
Overblows
50:40
Amp
53:16
Sonny Terry meets Jimmy Hendrix song
54:52
Effects pedals
56:19
Mics
57:09
Future Plans
Happy Hour Harmonica Podcast
Peter Madcat Ruth interview
Jun 04, 2020 Season 1 Episode 12
Neil Warren

A grammy award winner, Peter Madcat Ruth has enjoyed a long career, from playing jazz with the Brubecks, to numerous solo projects and playing in various bands and duos and trios. Madcat has loved Sonny Terry from the start and has really mastered the style, and gives some pointers during the podcast.

Select the Chapter Markers tab above to select different sections of the podcast (website version only).

Madcat's website:
http://www.madcatmusic.net/index.html

Equipment:
Shaker microphones:
https://shakermicrophone.net

Seydel rack:
https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1847.sf/en_US/?ViewObjectID=43096716&Currency=EUR

Tuition Videos:
The Ins and Outs of Rhythm Harp:
https://www.homespun.com/shop/product/the-ins-and-outs-of-rhythm-harp/

Crossing the Great Divide video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yzYq4Z1JbA&list=PLIFByKm0UhsSacA6MfePEZji8j_gSiTLU

YouTube videos:

Take Five:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzDS9Mous5o&list=PLIFByKm0UhsRNUvAbrJHd7oOGAEBi0n7Z&index=2

Harmonica & percussion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukh3kayiz28

Sonny Terry Meets Jimmy Hendrix:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVw51Fk1hvo&list=PLIFByKm0UhsTu1OYkZjEgnwXB8ZG8hho7&index=2

Madcat & Kane: Rollin & Tumblin’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRUd8kY3L70&list=PLIFByKm0UhsRBfF_sswS2WUrtaig9ehsk

Pandemic Blues:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qonON7jl4vc&list=PLIFByKm0UhsTu1OYkZjEgnwXB8ZG8hho7



Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Sponsor website:
https://www.lonewolfblues.com

Show Notes Chapter Markers

A grammy award winner, Peter Madcat Ruth has enjoyed a long career, from playing jazz with the Brubecks, to numerous solo projects and playing in various bands and duos and trios. Madcat has loved Sonny Terry from the start and has really mastered the style, and gives some pointers during the podcast.

Select the Chapter Markers tab above to select different sections of the podcast (website version only).

Madcat's website:
http://www.madcatmusic.net/index.html

Equipment:
Shaker microphones:
https://shakermicrophone.net

Seydel rack:
https://www.seydel1847.de/epages/Seydel1847.sf/en_US/?ViewObjectID=43096716&Currency=EUR

Tuition Videos:
The Ins and Outs of Rhythm Harp:
https://www.homespun.com/shop/product/the-ins-and-outs-of-rhythm-harp/

Crossing the Great Divide video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yzYq4Z1JbA&list=PLIFByKm0UhsSacA6MfePEZji8j_gSiTLU

YouTube videos:

Take Five:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzDS9Mous5o&list=PLIFByKm0UhsRNUvAbrJHd7oOGAEBi0n7Z&index=2

Harmonica & percussion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukh3kayiz28

Sonny Terry Meets Jimmy Hendrix:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVw51Fk1hvo&list=PLIFByKm0UhsTu1OYkZjEgnwXB8ZG8hho7&index=2

Madcat & Kane: Rollin & Tumblin’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRUd8kY3L70&list=PLIFByKm0UhsRBfF_sswS2WUrtaig9ehsk

Pandemic Blues:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qonON7jl4vc&list=PLIFByKm0UhsTu1OYkZjEgnwXB8ZG8hho7



Also check out the Spotify Playlist, which contains some of the songs discussed in the podcast:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5QC6RF2VTfs4iPuasJBqwT?si=M-j3IkiISeefhR7ybm9qIQ

Sponsor website:
https://www.lonewolfblues.com

Madcat name
Growing up around Chicago
First recordings that got Madcat hooked on harmonica
Lessons with Big Walter
Early recordings Madcat liked
Ukulele was first instrument, then guitar
First harmonica
First bands
Started playing with Brubeck brothers
Playing with Dave Brubeck, including Take Five
Rapidly switching harmonicas
Overblows
Madcat & Kane duo
Performs regularly in Brazil
Harmonica and Ukulele Project album
Plays multiple instruments
Current band
Awards
Advice for upcoming harmonica players
Playing harmonica on a rack
Teaching
Playing harmonica at top end
Ins and Outs of Rhythm Harmonica DVD
Sonny Terry style
Playing fast on the harmonica
Singing
Chromatic harmonica
10 minute question
Reading music
What harmonica Madcat plays
Embouchre
Favourite key of harmonica
Different tunings
Overblows
Sonny Terry meets Jimmy Hendrix song
Effects pedals
Mics
Future Plans