America's Music Concert: Peter Madcat Ruth Plays the Blues at Kerrytown Concert House

Thursday March 21, 2013: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm

AADL presents this special Peter Madcat Ruth concert at Kerrytown Concert House (located at 415 N. 4th Ave in Ann Arbor) as part of its series America's Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway. This eight-week documentary film/ discussions series focuses on twentieth-century American popular music and features related concerts performed by some of the area's most prominent musicians.

Peter Madcat Ruth has established an international reputation and is a champion of the long-standing tradition of the one-man band. He sings and plays harmonica, guitar, high-hat, ukulele, jaw harp, banjo, kalimba, penny-whistle and pretty near anything else he can get his hands on. Performance Magazine refers to him as "A harmonica virtuoso who is rapidly approaching legend status." Madcat's repertoire of songs, which he has written or collected over the last 50 years, is quite eclectic. Blues and American Roots Music songs predominate, but elements of Jazz and World Music are also part of the mix.

The Ann Arbor District Library is one of fifty sites nationwide to host this program series, which is a project by the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music. America's Music has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor. The AADL series is also co-sponsored by The Friends of the Ann Arbor District Library, Kerrytown Concert House, UMS and WCBN 88.3 FM.

There is no charge for this concert and seating is open - please arrive early. Kerrytown Concert House is located at 415 N. 4th Ave. in Ann Arbor.