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German Harmonicas and the Blues – A Concert & Book Reading with Grammy Award Winner Peter Madcat Ruth and author Herbert Quelle

  • Friday, October 06, 2017
  • 7:30 PM
  • DANK Haus, 6th floor - Skyline Lounge
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Peter Madcat RuthDANK Haus is thrilled to present this unique event: a double act featuring Grammy Award winner Peter Madcat Ruth in joint performance with author Herbert Quelle.

Madcat is the quintessential champion of the one man band - he sings, plays harmonica, guitar, high-hat, ukulele, jaw harp, and penny-whistle. Tracing his musical roots back to Big Walter Horton and the Chicago Blues of the 1960s, Madcat has established an international career and is rapidly approaching legend status through his phenomenal virtuosity on the harmonica. He is equally at home playing blues, folk music, jazz, country, or rock and roll. Audiences, ranging from pre-schoolers to senior citizens, delight in his exhilarating, riveting performances. As one critic said: "He could coax a smile from a rock.

Herbert Quelle’s recently published book “Monika’s Blues” explores the relationship of the German harmonica with African-American Blues musicians. His facts, figures and fun anecdotes in the form of a fictional road trip from Chicago to the Mississippi Delta are as much about the background and history of the instrument as about social and racial questions.

Peter’s topnotch performance combined with readings from Herbert's new novel guarantee an unforgettable,  highly entertaining evening.

Snacks & Drinks Available for Purchase

Free parking on MB Financial Bank lot after 6pm

(entrance on Western & Gunnison)

Weather permitting, we will also open our terrace to catch some breathtaking views of the city.

List of registrants available for members only!

More information:

"On the trail of the German Harmonica"

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4740 North Western Ave. 
Chicago, IL 60625

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