The Matthew Davidson Band received an early Christmas present this week when confirmation was received that we would be performing at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival! It's exciting to be part of this event and we appreciate being invited. Performing with Matthew in New Orleans will be Kyle McClanahan on drums, Chris Campisi on bass, and Greg Walton on keyboard. "Have band, will travel!" Give us a call!
Matthew's page on Jazz Fest website
We appreciate everyone who reads this newsletter, books the band, attends our shows, and helps us spread the word! Merry Christmas to all of you!
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Music City Texas Concert - Linden, TX - Sat., Jan. 14th
We're really looking forward to this concert! We'll be performing at 6 PM, opening for Jonathon "Boogie" Long. He's from Baton Rouge, LA and won Guitar Center's 2011 "King of the Blues" contest. Buy tickets soon and put them in someone's stocking, so they will have a "Blue Christmas"!
Our band T-shirts can be purchased at our gigs or can be ordered online at www.matthewdavidson.net. (Click "Merchandise").
About Matthew Davidson -
"Even though the list of blues-related deaths is long for 2011, all across the country kids and young adults are getting into the Blues. Matthew Davidson is wowing audiences across the south and he is only in his mid-teens." ~ American Blues News, Dec. 2011
"Matthew began performing professionally in 2010 and has already achieved an immense amount of recognition, support and admiration." ~International Musician Magazine, Sept. 2011
"This young man is....amazing. If he possesses this kind of talent NOW, we shudder to think how good he will be in just five years! Do yourself a favor, and look him up on YouTube. Grab the popcorn and prepare to be astonished." ~ MyTexasMusic.com newsletter
American Federation of Musicians Local 116 is currently having a membership drive. The drive will last until the end of the year. Membership dues are $150 for adult members and $85 for youth members. (Regular local and national initiation fees of $90 are wavied during the membership drive).
For more information, contact John Howe, Local 116 President, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the union office at 318-222-5183.
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Matthew Davidson, Joe Osborn, Maggie Warwick and Michael Long