Martha SparksSociety Editor
December 19, 2012
Logan resident Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., the landslide winner of NBC’s hit television show America’s Got Talent, will perform this Saturday night, December 22, at 7 p.m. at the Coalfield Jamboree in downtown Logan.
The Landau Christmas Homecoming concert will help celebrate WVOW’s 60th anniversary; the radio station first went on the air in 1952, and was the first station in the country to play Murphy’s debut CD for Columbia Records “That’s Life”.
As a special treat for Logan area fans, Landau has invited members of the Logan High School choir to perform with him on stage during the concert. Another notable local addition to the show is Logan High School band director Marty Ojeda, who will be playing saxophone with Landau’s big band. Ojeda, a veteran Nashville studio and touring musician, has played several dozens of shows with Murphy and says he is excited to play before his hometown crowd.
Due to Murphy’s popularity in his hometown and the surrounding area that will be attending the holiday performance, officials expect the possibility of a quick sellout and encourage fans to secure their tickets quickly. Tickets are on sale now for the special Christmas Homecoming performance at Logan Bank and Trust locations in downtown Logan, Chapmanville, Man, Harts and Fountain Place Mall. Tickets are also available online at www.coalfieldjamboree.com. Tickets are $20 in advance and $30 day of show. Fans of Murphy who bring a non-perishable food donation for local food pantries to the Coalfield Jamboree will receive an invitation to an exclusive after concert VIP meet and greet with Landau, his wife Jennifer and his band.