Matthew Davidson  News                                                                                                                                                                      Nov. 9, 2011



The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at The State Fair of Louisiana on Friday, Nov. 11th at 6:00 PM followed by Dragstrip Phantoms at 7:00 PM and Blue Oyster Cult at 8:30 PM. Since Dollar Day was rained out on the fair's opening day, they are bringing it back this Friday! Enjoy one dollar gate admission, parking, rides and food...not to mention the music, which is free with gate admission. 





We're looking forward to returning to "the place where it all began" for MDB. We'll be performing at the Madison Park El Chico on Friday, Nov. 18th from 6-8 PM. This event will be a fundraiser for Kidd's Kids and K94.5 will be there! See the article below for more details.


Please especially notice the article below about Breaking Even, the 2011 Kidd Kraddick Rock Camp Band. Your votes could help the band win an opportunity to perform at Disneyland in California and win money for each band member's school music program.


Thanks for reading and we hope that you will "like" Matthew's Facebook page to keep up with the latest news!


"Born to Hand Jive!"

Matthew at "Grease" rehearsal


Matthew was invited to be a special guest in Caddo Middle Magnet's upcoming production of "Grease" (the school version). He will be playing the role of "Johnny Casino", the entertainer at the prom scene. Matthew will be singing "Born to Hand Jive" and "Summertime Blues" while the cast dances at the prom. Hope you can catch one of the three performances to be staged in Caddo Middle Magnet's auditorium:


Wed., Nov. 16th at 3:00 PM

Wed., Nov. 16th at 6:00 PM

Thurs. Nov. 17th at 3:00 PM


Tickets are $3 in advance and $5 at the door. 

Breaking Even in SchoolJam USA Teen Band Contest 

Breaking Even - Logan, Hunter, Halle and Matthew


The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced that Breaking Even is competing in the online round of the 2011-2012 SchoolJam USA teen battle of the bands competition. Local Shreveport teen Matthew Davidson is the guitarist for Breaking Even, the 2011 Kidd Kraddick Rock Camp Band.


Starting Nov. 1, Breaking Even will be featured along with teen bands from across the United States at, where people from the general public are encouraged to vote for their favorite band everyday. Online voting will run through Nov. 30. (Note: - Click HERE to vote for Breaking Even).


The nationwide contest, sponsored by NAMM, is designed to encourage teen bands across the United States to demonstrate their musical talents and enjoy the many proven benefits of making music.


If Breaking Even receives one of the highest eight scores, determined by the public vote and a panel of music judges, they will be invited to perform live along with seven other bands as finalists at the SchoolJam USA finals. The finals will be held during the NAMM Show, one of the largest musical products exhibitions in the world, on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2011, in Downtown Disney located in Anaheim, Calif.


Reinforcing the competition's mission to encourage active music making among teenagers, all of the eight finalist bands will receive prize money to purchase new gear for their band from a local NAMM Member music products retailer of their choice, as well as additional funding for their school music programs. The winning band will also travel to Europe next year to perform at the 2012 SchoolJam Germany finals in Frankfurt.


Please vote daily for "Breaking Even" in November!


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  


Photo by Derek Groves Photography


For booking contact:
Ella Davidson (318) 286-4636
In This Issue
Breaking Even in Contest
MDB T-shirts
El Chico for Kidd's Kids
Lunch on the Lawn
The Louisiana Hayride
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The Matthew Davidson Band at Madison Park El Chico-Nov 18 
We're looking forward to performing at El Chico again (4015 Fern Avenue) on Friday, Nov. 18th from 6-8 PM. This event will be a fundraiser for Kidd's Kids, a charity started by Kidd Kraddick which raises funds for sick children to take a trip with their families to Disney World. In fact, a child from Shreveport was selected to go on the trip this year. 

This location of El Chico will be donating 10% of their sales for the entire day to Kidd's Kids. (The fundraiser applies to dine-in sales only.)

During the band's performance from 6-8 PM, K94.5 will be on hand to help with the fundraiser and they will also be promoting the event on their station. 

Make plans to join us - a fun event for a great cause!

Lunch on the Lawn Fri. Nov 11  
Next on  the schedule for Lunch on the Lawn - Twang Darkly and Buddy Flett. They will be performing from 11:45 am - 1:00 PM on the Courthouse Lawn in Downtown Shreveport.

Be sure to "Like" the "Friends of the Louisiana Hayride" Facebook page and share it with your friends. Future events will be posted here and you don't want to miss anything!
"Run, Rudolph, Run"

It's almost that time of year to pull out this rockin' Christmas tune!

Give us a call at 318-286-4636 or email if you'd like The Matthew Davidson Band to entertain at your Christmas party.