Murphy, Ryan to perform at Smoot
PARKERSBURG — America’s Got Talent winner and West Virginia native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will return to Parkersburg for another performance at the Smoot Theatre, this time joined by fellow AGT winner Biana Ryan.
The concert featuring Murphy (Season Six winner) and Ryan (Season One winner) will be 8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Smoot at 213 Fifth St.
Tickets are $30 to $40 and are availabe by calling 304-422-PLAY (7529) or www.smoottheatre.com.
Murphy is the soul-and Sinatra-singing season six winner of “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 is being joined for the first time on stage 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.