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Andy Pratt - Home of the Brave

Charles Card's video/movie to Andy Pratt's 2010 release Home of the Brave. God, Love, War, Death. Song written by Andy Pratt, Bill Flanagan, and John Flynn, ...
Aug 31, 2011
John Strohl left a comment for Andy Pratt
"Thanks Andy, I try :-)  No always sure whether anyone is listening but I do try to contribute to the global voice for positive change."
Aug 31, 2011
Andy Pratt left a comment for Cleveland
"something like that, thanks.."
Aug 31, 2011
Cleveland left a comment for Andy Pratt
"Hello Andy.  Thanks for the friendship.  How wonderful it must have been to have been in the presence of Miles Davis.  What an absolute genius."
Aug 31, 2011
Ron Tocknell commented on Andy Pratt's photo
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70s Rock Legend Andy Pratt

"Don't worry, Andy. You did already. What I want to know is, how do I get my picture on my profile? I keep getting pictures of this grizzled old fart with a grey beard! Actually, I am the living image of George Cloony but every photo of me comes…"
Aug 31, 2011
Ron Tocknell left a comment for Andy Pratt
"Hi Andy, thanks for adding me. I did indeed check your stuff on you tube. I like your music."
Aug 31, 2011
Andy Pratt left a comment for Cleveland
"Beautiful pictures, thank you bless you If you are talking about Miles Davis I actually met him once, very interesting person, and yes a pioneer in jazz..."
Aug 31, 2011
Andy Pratt commented on Silja Saareoks-Kaldre's group Music
"Here's one of my videos...I'm from the world before computers...   Andy Pratt - Home of the Brave"
Aug 30, 2011
Andy Pratt commented on Silja Saareoks-Kaldre's group Music
"Hi Everybody It will be nice to meet you all at the festival. I'm scheduled to play some time during the first weekend, Sept 2-5. This is very beautiful country, looking forward to it. Blessings to all, Andy…"
Aug 30, 2011
Andy Pratt commented on Andy Pratt's photo
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70s Rock Legend Andy Pratt

"like how do I get my picture to show up when I do something like make a comment....not your problem of course..."
Aug 29, 2011
Andy Pratt commented on Andy Pratt's photo
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70s Rock Legend Andy Pratt

"Hi People. I'm not totally sure how to work this web site, but I'll be performing at their Clear Creek Peace and Freedom festival, the first weekend, Sept 2-5. You can find me on the Web anytime of course, Blessings,…"
Aug 29, 2011
Andy Pratt's video was featured

Andy Pratt - Home of the Brave

Charles Card's video/movie to Andy Pratt's 2010 release Home of the Brave. God, Love, War, Death. Song written by Andy Pratt, Bill Flanagan, and John Flynn, ...
Aug 28, 2011
Andy Pratt posted a photo
Aug 27, 2011
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Aug 22, 2011
Richard Lukens left a comment for Andy Pratt
"Hi Andy, Welcome to Architects.  Its great to have you (& your music!) on the site. Enjoy getting to know what we're up to & please keep contributing! All the best, -Rick"
Aug 22, 2011
Andy Pratt posted a status
"I'm getting ready to play the Clear Creek Peace Festival Sept 2-5..."
Aug 21, 2011

Boston 70s Rock Legend Still at it!

Brett Milano's Review of my memoir Shiver in the Night

Sharing his life secrets is nothing new for Andy Pratt: He’s been doing "for the past thirty years, in a string of creative and idiosyncratic albums. So as you’d expect, his biography “Shiver in the Night” is honest and unflinching as was his album of the same name. His story is a classic rock’n’roll journey: He got into music out of love, wrote a timeless song almost by accident, then hit the heights without being fully prepared. Rolling Stone declared him the future of rock, the Who’s lead singer covered his song, lovers of thoughtful songwriting took him to heart. And the sudden fame took its toll on Prattt’s relationships and his internal life. Yet for all its painful moments the story isn’t a tragic one, as the hard times led to a spiritual awakening and further musical explorations. Pratt’s book draws you right in, opening with a triumphant Boston show that was both the height of his career and a major turning point. He’s forthcoming about a privileged yet troubled childhood, and about the behind-the-scenes fallout that nearly derailed his career before it started. But you also feel his excitement at playing Beatles songs in a Harvard garage band; and the 70’s music industry where a gifted outsider could still get a major-label deal. He provides a memorable picture of Boston in the 70s, when the city was more adventurous than it is now. Pratt doesn’t let himself off the hook as he reveals failed love affairs that led to a successful one. But you also feel the confidence that hides behind his vulnerability: This is an artist who once found U2’s Bono asking if he could sing on his record, only to turn Bono down because he knew that the record didn’t need any improving. If you know Pratt’s music you’ll be fascinated by the stories behind it; and fans will be glad to know that he’s lately been performing with renewed fervor. Yet the story here is pretty much universal: Like Pratt the singer, Andy Pratt the writer hits some high and resonant notes.

 

Please check out some of my web sites, thank you...Andy

 

http://andypratt.bandcamp.com

http://www.itsaboutmusic.com/andypratt.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__7OrOxoQxI

http://www.myspace.com/andyprattrocks

https://www2.xlibris.com/bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=36742

 

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At 1:51pm on August 31, 2011, John Strohl said…
Thanks Andy, I try :-)  No always sure whether anyone is listening but I do try to contribute to the global voice for positive change.
At 9:22am on August 31, 2011, Cleveland said…
Hello Andy.  Thanks for the friendship.  How wonderful it must have been to have been in the presence of Miles Davis.  What an absolute genius.
At 7:21am on August 31, 2011, Ron Tocknell said…
Hi Andy, thanks for adding me. I did indeed check your stuff on you tube. I like your music.
At 2:39pm on August 22, 2011, Richard Lukens said…

Hi Andy,

Welcome to Architects.  Its great to have you (& your music!) on the site.

Enjoy getting to know what we're up to & please keep contributing!

All the best,

-Rick

 
 
 

        

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