West Virginia’s own Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the winner of NBC TV’s America’s Got Talent and Columbia Records recording artist, will be performing at the Governor’s official Inauguration festivities Monday night January 16th at the The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Murphy will close the evening with a special up close and intimate performance in the Greenbrier Casino.
Tickets and more information are available at www.inaugurationwv.com. This will mark Landau’s second inaugural performance; four years ago, he performed for Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and guests at the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex.
Murphy, whose new album was released last month, wrapped up his annual holiday tour ringing in 2017 with a sold out New Years Eve performance with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston December 31st. His special guest for the West Virginia Inaugural festivities will be Postmodern Jukebox vocalist Maiya Sykes. The Los Angeles based vocalist was also a member of “Team Pharrell” on season seven of NBC TV’s The Voice in 2014.
Landau has maintained close ties to his home state, and continues to live in his hometown, the City of Logan West Virginia, and tour out of Charleston with his West Virginia-based Landau Big Band. This past summer, his CD single “Come Home To West Virginia” hit the Top 10 on the ITunes Jazz Chart.
Murphy said he’s looking forward to performing songs from his brand new album for the Governor and his guests, and added: “It’s a real honor for the band and me to be asked to perform for the Governor’s Inauguration, and at a beautiful location like The Greenbrier. I’m very proud to be from West Virginia, and I tell people all over the world when I’m on tour about how great our state and it’s people are. I’d especially like to thank David Dodd, Corey Warlick, Governor-elect Jim Justice and everyone involved for the invitation. Now, let’s get ready to have some fun!”