Gordy Pratt will play Gayville Hall Gayville Hall presents Gordy Pratt in concert at 8 p.m. on Saturday in Gayville. Paul Peterson opens.
Pratt is a well-known entertainer, guitarist, singer and songwriter from Sioux Falls. He gives as many as 150 performances a year as "The (Original) Fabulous ONE GUY," as Seth Bullock in the one-man show, "Seth Bullock: Spirit of the West," or with his wife, Janet Brown, in their annual Christmas show. He has opened for Glen Campbell, Michael Martin Murphy, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
Texas born, Pratt grew up in Colorado, West Virginia, New York and South Dakota, where he was immersed in the theatrical world of the Black Hills Playhouse at age 12 and first started playing guitar.
He studied at Ithaca College in New York and at the Royal College of Music in London before finishing his degree in classical guitar at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
He and Brown toured the U.S. with the Shakespeare Festival's Pirates of Penzance starring Kevin Kline and Linda Ronstadt and toured Europe with Ain't Misbehavin'.
Pratt has created music and comedy shows for Deadwood casinos, played throughout the state through the South Dakota Arts Council, and has become a state "treasure," according to South Dakota Magazine.
Peterson is a Sturgis artist, originally from Wakonda, who has been singing and playing solo guitar or in bands since 1989. His paintings fill the adjacent Gayville Gallery.
Gayville Hall is at 502 Washington Street in Gayville. Tickets are $10 at the door or $12.50 for reserved seating. Call 605-267-2859.