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Gordy Pratt, classical guitarist and stand-up musical comedian, will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday at the 1905 Opera House in Wessington Springs. (Publicity photo)

Musician/comedian Gordy Pratt to perform Sunday in Wessington Springs

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WESSINGTON SPRINGS — Classical guitarist and stand-up musical comedian Gordy Pratt will be performing in concert at the 1905 Opera House in Wessington Springs on Sunday.

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The show, sponsored by SACOTA and the South Dakota Arts Council, begins at 2 p.m.

Called the “Victor Borge of the Guitar,” Pratt mesmerizes audiences with his unique blend of worldclass guitar playing and stand-up musical comedy. His 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.”

In Pratt’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, Pratt, who offers up a healthy dose of “Baby Boomer Humor.”

Pratt has appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and shared the stage with Kenny Chesney, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Beach Boys and many others.

For nearly 20 years, Pratt has performed stand-up musical comedy as “The Original Fabulous ONE GUY” for hundreds of corporations and organizations around the country.

Pratt studied classical guitar and ancient music at Ithaca College, Ithaca, N.Y.; the Royal College of Music, London, England; and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. While in San Francisco,

Pratt toured with La Corte Musical, a medieval Spanish music group, playing on ancient instruments.

In addition to his most recent CD, “Rusty Old American Dream,” Pratt has produced a classical solo guitar album, “String Theory,” and a historical CD, “Seth Bullock: Spirit of the West,” among others. His music is available at www.gordypratt.com.

Advance tickets for the concert are $5 for adults and $3 for students; and are $3 more at the door. They can be purchased from SACOTA board members or at American Bank & Trust or call (605)-539-1019 or (605) 539-1305.

Leave a message with name, phone number and number of tickets desired. These tickets will be held at the door.

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