TRAVERSE CITY — The Madcat Midnight Blues Journey featuring the harmonica work of Peter Madcat Ruth will give two shows in the region this weekend.
Ruth is a Grammy winner who established an international reputation for his virtuosity on the harmonica. He is equally at home playing blues, folk jazz, country and rock and roll. He conducts Madcat Midnight Blues, which features the guitar and steel work of Drew Howard and the rhythm section of bassist Mark Schrock and drummer Michael Shimmin.
Today's performance is at 8 p.m. at InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door, available at InsideOut, Brilliant Books and Oryana Food Cooperative in Traverse City. Call 929-3254 for more information.
On Saturday, the group will be at the Ramsdell Theater in Manistee. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m., with tickets also at $15 advance and $20 door. Student tickets are $10 at the door only. Sales outlets include Manistee City Hall, Goody's, Hokanson's, Port City Organics, TJ's Pub and the Manistee Visitors Bureau. Call 398-9770 or visit www.ramsdelltheatre.org for more information.