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Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. to perform last half of holiday tour in parts of W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Logan County native and jazz artist Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. will perform in parts of West Virginia during the last half of his annual Home for the Holidays Tour.
The tour consists of 10 shows throughout the month of December. Other upcoming shows in the state include one at the Larry Joe Harless Community Center in Gilbert on Dec. 18 and one at the Madison Civic Center in Madison on Dec. 19.
“We’re basically coming back to the coalfield areas to help out some less fortunate people. Everybody’s bringing a non-perishable food item down to the food pantries and things like that and also to my shows to make sure some kids get some meals that they’re missing,” Murphy said on Friday’s MetroNews Morning News.
As part of the tour, Murphy will headline a special Frank Sinatra 100th Birthday Celebration at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club in Washington D.C. this Saturday.
“I’m just thankful to be apart of that,” he said. “I actually got to sing for the Sinatra family out in California at The Grove and Tina Sinatra kissed me on the cheek.”
The America’s Got Talent winner has made a career out of doing Sinatra tributes around the country. Murphy said Sinatra had a certain style that stood out to him, which is why he wants to continue his legacy.
“The music that they arranged and put together is always going to be around. It’s just timeless classics. Most people make those hits to last maybe a decade or twenty years, but then you never hear about them again, but the music that they made back then was just, everything was the heart of America,” he said.
Tickets for the performance are available at landaumurphyjr.com.
Concertgoers can purchase advanced general admission tickets for $25 and advanced tickets for $50. Fans who bring a non-perishable food item for the local food bank can attend a special after-show reception with Murphy and the band.