Memorial Day Performance in Barboursville
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the Sinatra-singing season six winner of NBC Television’sAmerica’s Got Talent, will appear in concert on Memorial Day, May 26th, 2014, at 7:00 PM at the Barboursville Park Amphitheater. Landau will be accompanied by members of his own Big Band touring group.
General admission tickets are $20.00 in advance and $30.00 on the day of show. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs or blankets. A limited number of patron tickets are available for $50.00; these tickets are for priority seating and include a chair. Tickets may be purchased at any First Sentry Bank location, Barboursville City Hall, and at all locations of First State Bank. Gates open at 6:00 PM for the 7:00 PM show. The opening act will be Barboursville’s own heralded singer Emily Kinner with her band The Fringe.
The Barboursville Park Amphitheater is a state-of-the-art facility that can accommodate several thousand people in a lovely hillside environment. It has been the site of many community concerts and most recently hosted veteran entertainer Lee Greenwood who performed for the 200th Anniversary of the founding of Barboursville. There is ample parking and a pristine setting for all guests.
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. thrilled fans of NBC television’s hit series America’s Got Talent as the dreadlocked crooner that won America’s hearts, walking away with the largest number of winning votes in the history of the series. Landau’s classic crooning and smooth style has spread well beyond AGT audiences worldwide. From headlining Caesars Palace in Las Vegas to Harlem’s famed Apollo Theater and all points in between, Landau has performed all across the country and internationally, having toured China with fellow AGT winner Michael Grimm and performed for U.S. troops stationed in Europe.
Landau’s first Columbia Records album, “That’s Life,” produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell, debuted at #1 on the Billboard jazz charts in 2011. He released his follow-up holiday album “Christmas Made for Two” in 2013, featuring Christmas classics, new sounds of the season, and a special guest cameo from Glenn Leonard, former lead singer of the Temptations, on their soulful duet of “Silent Night.” Landau’s autobiography published by Headline Books titled “Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. – From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star” spent several weeks in the top spot of Amazon’s Jazz Books chart late last year.
Landau’s third album, recorded at the famed Capitol Records Studio “B” in Hollywood, is slated for release later this year. The new project will feature Landau’s soulful, original spin on Great American Songbook standards, a handful of R&B flavored classics, and two new original songs co-written by Landau and multi-platinum producer/songwriters Dapo Torimiro (John Legend, Jordin Sparks, Brandy, David Archuleta, Justin Bieber), and Bill Meyers (Madonna, Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Olivia Newton-John, Four Tops). Grammy winner Jeffrey Weber produced the new Landau CD.
Landau has appeared on dozens of major network and cable TV and radio shows, received the Reality Television Personality of the Year award, was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, and performed in both the nationally televised Macy’s Christmas Parade and Hollywood Christmas Parade. Landau has received his home state’s two highest honors, named “West Virginian of the Year” by the Charleston Gazette newspaper and named “Distinguished West Virginian” by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. Landau has also been recognized as one of the “Ten Outstanding Young Americans” for 2014 by the United States Jaycees, sharing the honor with past recipients including Bill Clinton, Jack and Bobby Kennedy, Elvis Presley and fellow West Virginia native General Chuck Yeager.