Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., Biana Ryan to perform at The Smoot Theatre
PARKERSBURG — The Smoot Theatre in downtown Parkersburg will host another appearance by America’s Got Talent winner and West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. at 8 p.m. Saturday at the theatre at 213 Fifth St.
Murphy will be joined by fellow AGT winner Biana Ryan. Tickets are $30 to $40 and are available by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or smoottheatre.com.
Murphy was the season six winner of NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” The former car washer’s Columbia Records debut album produced by Grammy winner Steve Tyrell spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz chart. His follow-up holiday CD “Christmas Made For Two” raised thousands for the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia and received nationwide airplay including Sirius/XM’s “Holly” channel.
In 2017, he released the CD “Landau,” recorded at Capitol Records in Los Angeles and produced by Grammy winner Jeff Weber. Murphy has toured across the U.S. and internationally, performing sold out concerts in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Shanghai and dozens of other cities.
As part of the America’s Got Talent Holiday Tour of Champions, Murphy has been joined by Ryan, the winner of AGT’s first season.
By the age of 11, Ryan had already made history as the very first winner of America’s Got Talent while also releasing her major label debut and earning public praise from the likes of Quincy Jones and Simon Cowell who described her as “potentially one of the best singers I have ever heard in my life.”
In between constant touring, the Philadelphia-based singer and songwriter recorded the fan favorite “True Meaning of Christmas” EP in 2009 with producer Anthony Marinelli and the “Christmas Everyday” EP which features “Why Couldn’t It Be Christmas Everyday?” that has over 2.26 million Spotify streams and has been added to compilations alongside Justin Bieber and Kelly Clarkson.