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Hurricane Irma Meal Pack with Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

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Thursday, Sep 14, 2017

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Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, co-owners Richard Erickson and Lowell Picket have organized a meal pack in order to contribute to the wider effort providing relief to those whose lives have been shaken by this natural disaster.

On Thursday September 14th, Dakota will be hosting a meal pack in partnership with Harvest Pack. We invite anyone who wants to join us to volunteer starting at noon, packing 15,000 meals to be shipped to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank. Bread of the Mighty serves a five county area in Florida: Alachua, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette and Levy. The pack is expected to last for about two hours, but volunteers can stay for as long or as little as they’d like. Come for your lunch hour or stay the whole time – whatever works!

We will be joined by singer and winner of America’s Got Talent Landau Eugene Murphy Jr., who will be performing Thursday evening at 7pm. Landau and his band will be working alongside the volunteers, packing meals for the relief effort. Everyone who volunteers will be offered a 20% discount on tickets to Landau’s performance.

Additional donations made that day will also be given to the Bread of the Mighty Food Bank donation.

The following is a statement from Landau’s team:

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr, the Columbia Records artist and season six winner of NBC TV’s “America’s Got Talent” will be participating in the event prior to his concert this Thursday night and says he’s honored to participate.

“My band and I really appreciate Dakota Jazz Club and Harvest Pack for giving us the chance to roll up our sleeves and pitch in to help. When disasters like this happen, sometimes you feel like there’s nothing you can do, so we’re grateful for the opportunity to do our small part.”  

Landau just returned last week from driving 46 hours round trip with the Cora West Virginia Fire Department to deliver a trailer full of emergency supplies to the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. Since winning AGT in 2011, he’s helped raise well over a million dollars for a variety of charities benefitting children, the elderly, homeless and disaster relief efforts. 

About Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. truly has a rags-to-riches story. At the time he auditioned for America’s Got Talent, he was washing cars for a living in his hometown of Logan, West Virginia. The only nice clothes he owned were the ones on his back: a pair of jeans, a modest button-down shirt, and a jacket. Fortunately, you don’t need a slick wardrobe to win America’s heart; you need talent and personality, and Murphy has a great deal of both. Wowing the judges with his story of homelessness and determination—not to mention his stellar interpretations of classics from Cole Porter, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and others—Murphy walked away with the million dollar grand prize in front of 14 million viewers. According to show insiders, Murphy won America’s Got Talent by the biggest vote total in the first six seasons of the show.

After his big win, Murphy signed with Columbia Records. (Coincidentally, Columbia was the label that also launched Frank Sinatra’s solo career.) To oversee Murphy’s debut album, That’s Life, Columbia brought in producer-turned-crooner Steve Tyrell. Murphy also co-wrote a book with author Rick Robinson. The book, entitled America’s Got Talent Winner Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.: From Washing Cars to Hollywood Star, chronicles Murphy’s All-American success story.

Murphy has sold out over 100 concerts across three continents, and has performed duets with childhood heroes Patti Labelle and Glenn Leonard, former lead vocalist for The Temptations. Murphy has also raised more than one million dollars for charities benefitting children and the homeless.


What Other People Have Been Saying...

“he’s amazing. He’s being compared to greats like Sinatra and Nat King Cole, and he deserves it.” – Judith Hill