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
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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.

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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


Podcast website:
https://www.harmonicahappyhour.com

Donations:
If you want to make a voluntary donation to help support the running costs of the podcast then please use this link:
https://paypal.me/harmonicahappyhour?locale.x=en_GB

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

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