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Landau to be presented the WV Music Hall of Fame Spirit Award

Tickets now on sale for WV Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Performance

Honoring Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.

and Hall of Fame inductees Tim O’Brien, Peter Marshall, Kathy Mattea, the Swan Silvertones, Paul Simon, and Steve Harvey

Tickets are now on sale for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame’s 2013 induction ceremony. The event will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet with inductees and presenters, admittance to the Governor’s Reception, and after-show party.

The ceremony welcomes the fifth class of inductees and will be broadcast live across the state on WV PBS.

Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will be presented with the 2013 Spirit Award.

The 2013 Hall of Fame inductees are: Melvin & Ray Goins, Peter Marshall, Wayne Moss, Tim O’Brien, Ada “Bricktop” Smith, Eleanor Steber, and The Swan Silvertones.

The living inductees – Melvin Goins, Tim O’Brien, Peter Marshall and Wayne Moss – will be present to accept their awards and perform. In addition, there will be performances by Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr., Mollie O’Brien, Curtis and Friendly Womack (of the Valentinos), opera singer Betsy Bare, and Shayla Leftridge.

Former major league ballplayer and current ESPN commentator John Kruk and Mollie O’Brien will co-host the event.

During the ceremony, there will be videos and letters of congratulations from Paul Simon, Steve Harvey, Al Kooper, and a film director so famous he requested that his name not be used in press releases.


General admission tickets are $60. “Preferred Tickets” are $200 each and include admittance to the Meet and Greet, the Governor’s Reception before the event, and the after-show party.

Tickets are available at Taylor Books and through the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame web site ( and HoF office (304-342-4412). Doors open at 7 p.m. Showtime is 7:30.

Bios, photos, and music samples are available on the WV Music Hall of Fame web site (

 For more information about the 2013 Induction Ceremony or the WV Music Hall of Fame, call (304) 342-4412, email or visit their website at


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