Matthew Davidson  News                                                                                                                                                                      Nov. 15, 2011



It was an honor for Matthew to be invited by the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau to perform at the Christmas Tree Lighting Event at the Louisiana Boardwalk this Thursday. Catch the holiday spirit as the Louisiana Boardwalk lights their 40-foot tall Christmas tree during a lighting ceremony complete with performances by area choirs, photos with Santa (including Santa's sleigh!), and more. The first 500 children will also receive a free holiday gift. Matthew will perform several Christmas tunes after the lights are turned on.


SBCTB Billboard design - look for it around town! 
Photo of Matthew by Derek Groves Photography


The Matthew Davidson Band is looking forward to returning to 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! (The 10% restaurant donation applies to dine-in sales only).




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State Fair of Louisiana

Photo by Matt Dodson


Chris Campisi, Kyle McClanahan, and Matthew Davidson


MDB meeting Blue Oyster Cult

"20 x 49 - Where Shreveport Bossier Intersects with Everywhere"


The 20 X 49 blog is a project of the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau. Click HERE to read their recent post titled "BRING YOUR KIDS, FAMILY OUT TO HOLIDAY KICK-OFF EVENT AT LOUISIANA BOARDWALK"


"It's time to turn on the Christmas lights in Shreveport-Bossier with the official holiday kick-off event this Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Louisiana Boardwalk. The Christmas Tree Lighting Event will take place at the main entrance in front of the parking garage starting at 6 p.m. with live entertainment by River Cities Jubilee, Fairfield Elementary School dancers, and the Lady of the Blessed Sacrament Choir Bell Ringers. This year's event will also feature a special performance by Matthew Davidson, a popular local 13-year-old singing sensation.

As part of the Holiday Trail of Lights, Shreveport-Bossier hosts one of the first of many lighting events across the eight city-five region trail throughout north and central Louisiana. There is no better time to get into the Christmas spirit, and what better way than by celebrating the season with holiday classics, performances by area groups and lighting a 40-foot Christmas tree with old Saint Nick himself. The first 500 kids will receive a free gift, so come early and enjoy hot chocolate and other holiday treats. It's not expected to freeze this weekend, but I presume snow will be in the forecast this Thursday evening in Shreveport-Bossier.

The Louisiana Boardwalk, a retail and entertainment lifestyle center offering shops, restaurants, a movie theatre, carousel and trolley, hosts this family-friendly community event each year. Like their Facebook page to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and specials. To see more holiday events in Shreveport-Bossier visit"  

Posted by Sarah McKinney-Williams.


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
State Fair of Louisiana
20 x 49 blog
Breaking Even in Contest
MDB T-shirts
State Fair Photos
El Chico for Kidd's Kids
Lunch on the Lawn
The Louisiana Hayride
Join Our Mailing List
State Fair   
Matthew by Matt Dodson
Kyle by Matt Dodson
Chris by Matt Dodson
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 18  
Next on  the schedule for Lunch on the Lawn is Howling Henry and The Harptones. 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.