Matthew Davidson  News

Oct. 20, 2011



 "The Louisiana Hayride Celebrates Hank Williams" was a great success last Sunday afternoon at the Strand Theatre! Thanks to everyone who attended and to the photographers and videographers who recorded it all. Maggie and Alton Warwick put this event together in just two weeks' time! It was a treat to hear Jett Williams sing her father's songs and it was interesting to have the actors and producers of "The Last Ride" to join us and tell us about their upcoming movie release. (See more movie details below). Matthew was honored to be included in this special concert and certainly enjoyed his turn to perform, as you can tell in the video below: 

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Matthew Davidson at "The Louisiana Hayride Celebrates Hank Williams"

Looks like the weather will be perfect for Lunch on the Lawn this Friday, Oct.21st. Come hear Matthew Davidson, Dan Garner, Mike Jordan and Randy Cassell add some fun to your Friday!



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The Louisiana Hayride Celebrates Hank Williams

Photo by Derek Groves Photography


Jett Williams, Joe Osborn, Matthew Davidson and Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne at the press conference - photo by Derek Groves Photography

Airheart - Amelia Blake, Paula O'Neal and Dan Garner
Jerry Beach and his daughter Robin by Derek Groves Photography

Hosts Ken Shepherd and Maggie Warwick

Jett Williams leading the finale - photo by Derek Groves Photography

Run With The Nuns moves to Downtown Shreveport - Sat., Oct. 22

We're looking forward to returning to Run with The Nuns on Sat., Oct. 22. Earshot Graffiti will be performing at 11:30 AM followed by The Matthew Davidson Band at 12:30 PM. Click the poster below for the detailed schedule of events.




Matthew will be headlining the "50's Rock and Roll Show" at the Gladewater Opry in Gladewater, TX on Sat., Oct. 22 at 8 PM. Tickets are $10. He'll take you back to a time where he's never been! More details to come... 

Christus Pediatric Associates Open House 


Bistro Byronz

Greg Walton and Matthew Davidson
Kyle, Matthew and Greg


MDB T-shirts! 

Joe Osborn and Matthew

Our band T-shirts can be purchased at our gigs or can be ordered online at (Click "Merchandise").  


About Matthew Davidson -  

"One of my favorite entertainers at The Louisiana Hayride Celebrates Hank Williams was 13-year-old Matthew Davidson. He stole the show with his guitar playing (used the slide like an Eric Clapton) and brought the house down with his version of "Move It On Over." " ~Elaine Etheridge, KWKH morning host and assistant program director


"Matthew is our youngest member to date, but don't let his age fool you. He is an extremely talented and dedicated young man with a passion for music and performance"."       ~John Howe, President of American Federation of Music Local 116  


For booking contact:
Ella Davidson (318) 286-4636
In This Issue
The Louisiana Hayaride
Run with the Nuns
Gladewater Opry
Pediatrics Open House
Bistro Byronz
MDB T-shirts
The Louisiana Hayride
KWKH article
The Last Ride
State Fair of Louisiana
Takin' It To The Streets
Tunes and Ten Pins
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Louisiana Hayride Concert 


Move it On Over! by Derek Groves Photography








Jett Williams
Mollie Corbett by Derek Groves Photography



Below are excerpts of statements by Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne from the press conference held this past Sunday afternoon at the Strand Theatre, as reported by KWKH.
Maggie Warwick and musicians by Derek Groves Photography
"Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Bossier City Mayor Lorenz Walker were there to help kick off  the new Louisiana Hayride with owners Maggie and Alton Warwick as a concert venue that they're looking forward to as a boom for tourism in the ArkLaTex."
Maggie Warwick, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker, and a host of musicians. Photo by Derek Groves Photography
"Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne  announced plans for "The Louisiana Hayride TV Special", for the Bi-Centennial Year Celebration - marking the 200th year of statehood, making presentations to the cast from the new movie, to Jett Williams, and to the Louisiana Hayride Foundation."

Now is the perfect time to get involved and stay informed about future Louisiana Hayride event!. Please "like" the new "Friends of the Louisiana Hayride" Facebook page and share it with your friends! 



Elaine interviewing Jett Williams

Thanks to Elaine Etheridge of KWKH for her coverage of "The Louisiana Hayride Celebrates Hank Williams." Click HERE for her article about the event, which includes audio of interviews with Jett Williams, Henry Thomas, Jesse James, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, and Bossier City Mayor Lo Walker.


"The Last Ride" -  Opens Fri. Oct. 21 at Tinseltown

"Inspired by the mysterious final days of Hank Williams' mercurial life, THE LAST RIDE is the story of that fateful road trip at the end of 1952." 

 "The Last Ride" opens in selected cities on Friday, Oct. 21. Click HERE for tickets to the showings at Cinemark Tinseltown in Shreveport. 

State Fair of Louisiana

The Matthew Davidson Band will be returning to the State Fair of Louisiana on Friday, Nov. 11 from 6:00 - 6:45 PM. They will be followed by Dragstrip Phantoms and Blue Oyster Cult! Concerts are free with fair admission.


Click HERE for the fair's complete live entertainment schedule.

Takin' it to the Streets

Thurs., Oct. 20 - 5:30-8:00 pm


Click HERE for more info. 


Tunes and Ten Pins at Holiday Lanes

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Holiday Lanes on Friday, Oct. 28 from 9-11 PM. Click HERE for their complete live entertainment schedule.