Gordy Pratt

Gordy Pratt in CONCERT: Mesmerizing Spanish guitar playing, hysterically funny comedy and original songs and old favorites; From Rogaine to Road Kill, from the pitfalls of parenting to the process of aging gracefully (or not), from the birth of a baby to the demise of the 8-track tape, Gordy's family friendly baby boomer humor is guaranteed to make you laugh, make you cry ... make you laugh so hard you cry. Gordy's other offerings include SETH BULLOCK: The spirit of the West, a one man show about the first sheriff of Deadwood; stand-up musical comedy show THE ORIGINAL FABULOUS ONE GUY and ONE GUY CHRISTMAS.

A veteran entertainer, extraordinary guitarist, comedy writer and published songwriter, Gordy has performed his stand-up musical comedy show for hundreds of corporations, associations and other organizations, large and small. Gordy also does a full-length concert, performed throughout the United States. He has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and opened for Kenny Chesney, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys and many more.

Called the "Victor Borge of the Guitar," Gordy's unique performance style brings laughter to music and music to laughter. Gordy mesmerizes audiences as he plays Bach and Bluegrass in the same breath, Mozart on "12 cups of good, strong cowboy coffee," and a foot-stomping turn of "Classical Gas."

In Gordy's character-driven comedy, you'll meet Orville T. Saddlesore, "a chewed up old cowboy" who offers up Words of Western Wisdom; Joe California, a cool dude struggling to survive his first winter; Joe Prosciutto, a New Yorker suffering culture shock; and, of course, Gordy, a character in his own right.

A theatre and music professional for more than 30 years, Pratt grew up in summer stock theater and studied classical guitar and ancient music at Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY; Royal College of Music, London; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. The founder of Deadwood Production Company and One Guy LLC, Gordy wrote 12 history alive shows, including "SETH BULLOCK: The Spirit of the West," which includes first-hand stories and original songs. He continues to perform
"SETH" for a variety of organizations.

Technical requirements: minimum 8’ by 12’ stage area, 15 amp electrical circuit at the stage.Vocal mic / Input for guitar / General illumination. Pratt provides his own sound and lighting equipment.

Fee structure: $1,000 to $3,500. Workshops available in performance and guitar. $500-750 with a performance. SDAC support up to 50%.

Contact: Gordy Pratt
229 S 7th Street, Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 722-0229
e-mail: gordypratt@rushmore.com
website: www.gordypratt.com.

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