Shawn Pratt - Lead Guitars, Mandolin, Vocals
Shawn has been playing anything with strings on it since the age of four, and started playing guitar in clubs at the age of 10 while growing up in Southeast Alaska. After graduating high school, he moved to Seattle to study guitar and spent time working as a session guitarist for local Seattle recording studios, helped write radio jingles, and spent time touring the Western US with The Forbes Band/Gemini, during which time the band got signed by Geffen Records through David Bandy at Conceptual Entertainment.
Since then Shawn has played at Seattle's Paramount Theater, Jazz Alley, Disney World, and numerous clubs, resorts, casinos, and other venues throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He has studied guitar under jazz guitar greats Tal Farlow & Herb Ellis, and has worked professionally with Bobby McFerrin, Lee Greenwood, and Manhattan Transfer.
With his last band "No Not Now", a renowned Top-40 rock band playing the mid-Atlantic region, he recorded a number of original songs that received air play on two major radio stations, and one playing nationally including Seattle’s FM 99's morning show. Shawn has a very unique guitar playing style that is a fusion of jazz, rock, blues, and bluegrass. He LOVES playing and it shows!