Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. Performing At Concord University Foundation Greenbrier Dinner

For Immediate Release: 
Feb 27 2012

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312,


ATHENS, W.Va. – Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. will entertain guests at the Concord University Foundation’s Greenbrier Dinner Friday, March 16. The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. is the setting for the fund-raiser that benefits Project ROAR.

ROAR is a restoration project for Concord University’s residence halls.

Murphy’s winning performance on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” in September 2011 wowed judges and audiences and set the jazz vocalist’s career in motion.

The Logan, W.Va. resident, who worked as a car washer during the months leading up to his TV performances and once lived in his car, has headlined a Las Vegas show and released an album since the win.

Many have compared Murphy’s smooth vocals and phrasing to that of Frank Sinatra, a singer he’s always admired. His rendition of the Sinatra standard “My Way” was part of his “America’s Got Talent” performance. All the tracks from his album “That’s Life” are Sinatra tunes, performed with his own personal touch.

“I put my own voice and my own soul into this album,” he said.

He decided to honor Sinatra as a salute to the fans who voted for him. “For a lot of my fans, especially older people, I can bring back some happy memories. And, hopefully, I can create new memories for generations to come,” he said.

The Greenbrier Dinner begins with a reception at 7 p.m. followed by dinner at 8 p.m. Individual tickets may be purchased for $200 or a table of eight is available for $1,500.

The Greenbrier Resort is offering discounted room rates of $139 per night for dinner attendees.

For further information or to purchase tickets, contact Kerri E. Zaferatos, executive director of the Concord University Foundation, Inc., at or (304) 384-6056.


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Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.