Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. Headlines April 6th Benefit Concert At Charleston Municipal Auditorium

American Idol’s Chase Likens, Davisson Brothers Band, Taylor Made, Johnny Staats and the Delivery Boys, Carpenter Ants slated to join Landau’s All Star Band for major concert event.

Online PR News – 27-March-2013 – CHARLESTON, WV – For Immediate Release
Contact: Burke Allen (703) 589-8960

(CHARLESTON, WV)Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the landslide winner of NBC’s hit television show America’s Got Talent, will perform his first ever concert at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium Saturday April 6th at 7pm, a benefit for the Community Music Association and Junior Achievement of West Virginia. And he’s bringing several other well-known West Virginia musicians to join him on stage.

Tickets are on sale now at the Charleston Civic Center box office, via telephone at 1-800-745-3000 and at in three low price tiers, $25.00, $35.00 and $40.00 in an attempt to make the concert affordable to the largest number of people.

Landau and his 18-piece big band will premiere several new songs for the 2013 tour along with favorites from his debut CD on Columbia Records “That’s Life”. The show will include a very special “Murphy Meets Motown” tribute, with Landau versions of R&B classics by Stevie Wonder, Sam and Dave, Donny Hathaway and The Temptations, who Murphy co-headlined with during a 2012 tour stop in Detroit.
“I’m honored to help raise funds for Junior Achievement of West Virginia and for my friends at the Community Music Association, and am really looking forward to coming back to Charleston to play at the Municipal Auditorium with these other really talented Mountain State musicians”, said Landau.

Also appearing April 6th at the Municipal Auditorium in Landau’s All Star Band:

• American Idol semi-finalist Chase Likens, who wowed judges Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez and Randy Jackson with his vocal prowess and country boy charm on FOX TV’s top rated program. The Point Pleasant native graduates from Marshall University this spring, and is set to go on tour this summer.
The Davisson Brothers Band has a unique style infusing a remarkable blend of country, southern rock, and bluegrass to create a distinctive sound captured in their hit single, "Big City Hillbilly." This sound, combined with the band's talent and energy, has gained the West Virginia based band a loyal fan base all over the Eastern United States.

Mandolin virtuoso Johnny Staats and his band the Delivery Boys have performed 5 times on the Grand Ole Opry, appeared on NBC's Today Show, the CBS Evening News, CMT, CNN and more. His critically acclaimed CD “Wires and Wood” featured guest appearances by Sara Evans and Kathy Mattea.

Taylor Made is Music Row Magazine’s Country Breakout Awards’ Independent Artist of the Year. This award is based on the greatest amount of overall plays on the MusicRow chart in 2012 and was awarded to the band at the Country Radio Seminar in February.

The Carpenter Ants have been around – with virtually the same lineup – for 25 years, and are West Virginia’s premiere rhythm and blues group. After more than 2,000 performances around the world, including two tours of Russia, a performance for President Bill Clinton and appearances on National Public Radio and Mountain Stage.

Landau and many of the guest artists will be available after the concert to meet attendees, pose for photographs and sign autographs in the Charleston Municipal Auditorium lobby.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame will also be participating in the concert event, with their Traveling Museum Exhibit on site. Landau is slated to perform at this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, where he’ll receive a special “Spirit” award.