American Idol’s “Murphy” to Perform at Fair

NEW PALTZ – Thursday August 4 The Ulster County Fair welcomes American Idol contestant “Murphy” to the main stage.

A talented singer songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland, Murphy is a songsmith with a unique story that has sent him on a journey in life that only few have experienced. For the past 8 years, Murphy has traveled across our nation playing his music to all who would stop and listen. From New Orleans to Santa Barbara, New York to LA, Murphy makes his living playing his distinctive style of folk, soul, rock and roll on the streets of America.

After moving to Seattle Washington in 2020, Murphy auditioned for the TV show American Idol where he became a fan favorite following the performance of his original song “The Painted Man.” Fans of the show cried out at his departure, so much so that it led to him performing in the show’s 2021 finale.

Murphy now continues his dreams of playing music and making a difference in the lives of those who made a difference in his. His debut single, “The Painted Man,” is due out in early 2022. He has already garnered millions of fans on social media and is excited for what new journeys lie ahead as he continues to tour sharing his songs.

Murphy will perform on the Ulster Fair main stage Thursday night August 4 at 7:30pm. The performance is included with the price of Fair admission. Discount tickets are available on line at

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