Peter Madcat Ruth’s C.A.R.Ma. Quartet
Genres: Blues, Folk, Roots Music
A2SF welcomes back Grammy Award-winning harmonica virtuoso Peter Madcat Ruth and his C.A.R.Ma. Quartet! A hometown hero who has lived in Ann Arbor since 1970, Ruth is a festival fixture. In his most recent project, Ruth (who plays the ukulele and jaw harp in addition to the harmonica) continues to explore musical strands that reverberate throughout his career: American roots music, blues, folk, and jazz, presented as an eclectic mix of traditional and improvisational music. The C.A.R.Ma. Quartet features musicians from across the musical spectrum, including Grammy Award-winning tabla drummer John Churchville; bassist Brennan Andes, a founding member of The Macpodz; and guitarist/vocalist Dan Ripke, who performed with the rock-bluegrass quintet Back Forty for 15 years before taking an exploratory dive into Indian music with the band Sumkali. You can count on Peter Madcat Ruth’s C.A.R.Ma. Quartet to bring plenty of passion and decades of skill to their performance at Top of the Park this year!