About Gordy Pratt,
the original Fabulous ONE GUY
What do the Nebraska Nurses Association, the California Sugar Beet Growers and the Episcopal Dioceses of South Dakota all have in common? They all think Gordy is one funny guy. People started laughing at Gordy Pratt the day he was born. They laugh at conferences, awards ceremonies, banquets and fundraisers. When they’re not laughing they’re marveling at the way this guy plays the guitar. And he sings like a bird! He brings laughter to music and music to laughter.
Equally comfortable playing at a small-town stock show, a corporate banquet or in a 2,000-seat concert hall, Gordy’s engaging performance style delights audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Gordy’s small western town upbringing comes through in his performances. From the birth of a baby to the pitfalls of parenting to the process of aging (gracefully or not), Gordy’s family friendly humor makes you laugh, makes you cry, makes you laugh so hard you cry.
Gordy’s mastery of the guitar mesmerizes audiences. Fingers fly 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.” He’s called The Original Fabulous One Guy because he sometimes brings along Orville T. Saddlesore, “a chewed up old cowboy,” who’s not shy about offering up his Words of Western Wisdom. And his Christmas shows introduce you to a whole different gaggle of goofy characters!
Gordy appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America and shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys and many more. Called the “Victor Borge of the guitar,” Gordy has been writing and performing his brand of stand-up musical comedy since 1990.
A theater and music professional for 35 years, Gordy studied classical guitar and ancient music at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY; the Royal College of Music in London; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He toured nationally and internationally with major theatrical productions. He created the Deadwood Production Company, for which he wrote and produced 12 historical shows, which were performed more than 3,000 times.
PRATTITUDE: “I’ve lived the American Dream: I came into this world in a 20 foot trailer, now I live in a double wide.”
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