Praytell was born to be a home for songs that didn't fit the clean lines of our other projects. It was born because we wanted a musical voice that didn't have to follow the rules.
Mixing nostalgic harmonies and poetic lyrics that we can't help but sing, with electronic mood swings and funny true stories, Praytell is a collaboration between musical storytellers Jon Guerra & Valerie Strattan Guerra. Also, we're married (to each other!).
Valerie's been a clinical social worker in Chicago, working with refugees for the last nine years. Jon is the son of immigrant parents from Cuba and Argentina. Praytell knows as well as anybody that the world doesn't need another cute folk duo. Love, life, and longing is anything but cute when you get down to it. But that doesn't mean it can't feel good. We'll still be singing about breakups, Brooklyn, and bettin' the farm. It's all a journey.
We are Praytell: storytellers, troubadours, partners in croon.
Listen in. Praytell has something to sing. And we sing it better together.