America’s Got Talent winner and Logan, WV native Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will headline a special edition of Live on the Levee Friday June 23 as part of FestivALL Charleston. The event will take place on the one-year anniversary of the historic floods of last summer. While he’s known for his interpretation of classic American singers like Cole Porter, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra, Murphy continues to expand his artistic horizons and cover new ground. His past July 4 celebration performances at Haddad Riverfront Park have seen record-setting attendance.
WV’s premier rhythm & blues group, the Ants – guitarist Michael Lipton, drummer Jupiter Little, bassist Ted Harrison and vocalist/saxophonist Charlie Tee – have quietly amassed a resume that rivals many national groups. The group’s trademark country-soul sound – rich, soulful harmonies, stinging solos and a rock-solid rhythm section – captures that rare, loose-but-tight feel, and has won the band international as well as regional fans.