Praytell is the Chicago-based musical duo of married couple Jon Guerra & Valerie Strattan Guerra. Mixing nostalgic harmonies, poetic lyrics, & musical story-telling, Praytell was born to be a home for songs that didn’t fit the clean lines of the duo's other musical projects.
National and international sold-out tour rosters include Andrew Belle, Amy Grant & Vince Gill's Christmas at The Ryman, and Praytell headline Christmas tours, in addition to commercial and film score work and extensive international travels.
Valerie’s been a clinical social worker in Chicago, working with refugees for the last ten years. Jon is the son of immigrant parents from Cuba and Argentina. Praytell knows as well as anybody that the world doesn’t need just another cute folk-pop duo. Love, life, and longing are anything but cute when you get down to it. But, as they say, it's all better together.