Matthew Davidson Band News          
March 18, 2012



         Blue Star Connection Donates Instruments to Sutton Children's Medical Center 

Amy Heron, Julie Chastain and Matthew Davidson at Christus Sutton's

SHREVEPORT, LA - Blue Star Connection, a non-profit organization dedicated to  

bringing music into the lives of children and young adults who are fighting cancer 
and other life-challenging situations, recently donated a variety of musical 
instruments to CHRISTUS Sutton Children's Medical Center. The initial donation 
included four acoustic guitars, one bass guitar, a drum set and an electronic 
keyboard, and the hospital is expecting more to come in the near future.


"It was like Christmas when all of those boxes arrived in my office," said Shawn
Brasher, CCLS, Child Life Program Manager at CHRISTUS Sutton Children's
Medical Center.


Blue Star Connection "connected" with Sutton Children's Hospital through local
teen musician, Matthew Davidson. He and his mother, Ella Davidson, became
aware of this organization through Matthew's performances and networking at
various blues festivals. As a former volunteer at the hospital, Ella knew that
Sutton Children's would be a perfect candidate for the program. So, she
contacted Blue Star Connection's director, John Catt, who was already in the
midst of planning a benefit concert in New Orleans. John decided that prior to the
concert, Blue Star Connection would donate instruments to Sutton Children's in
Shreveport and to Children's Hospital in New Orleans.


"I enjoy music so much," said Matthew Davidson. "It's nice to be a part of
something to bring that same benefit to others, especially to children in the


Blue Star Connection is presenting a benefit concert at Rock "N" Bowl in New
Orleans on Saturday, March 31. The lineup will include The Royal Southern
Brotherhood with special guest Tab Benoit, The Bart Walker Band, Lil' Red and
Big Bad, and Matthew Davidson. For concert information or to make a donation,
please visit  (News Release - March 12, 2012, Kristen Gary, Christus Sutton Children's Medical Center)

Matthew with a young patient at Sutton Children's


Hope you will forward this newsletter to your friends.  We appreciate your support!

 Blue Star Instrument Donations


Thanks to K94.5 for their support! 
"Matthew Davidson Is THE Man!" 

  "You have to remember Matthew Davidson from Kidd Kraddick's Rock Camp last Summer! He was clearly the most talented of the group! I'm only a little biased since he's from the SBC and because he along with his family and his band have become such close friends of the station. Matthew and his cohorts have struck again and this time, they're helping out at Sutton Children's Hospital! You guys ROCK!"
                          ---by Erin Bristol
About Matthew Davidson -  


"His style was advanced for his age," said Steven Johnson, Robert's grandson and vice president of the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation. "It was crisp; it was professional. His style with that electric guitar was amazing. I know Matthew will be a great ambassador for the Foundation".       ~The Shreveport Times - Jan. 4, 2012


"I look forward to hearing of your continued success as you enlighten the world about the great talent which is home grown in Louisiana."    Letter from Senator Mary Landrieu - Jan.6 , 2012



Photo by Mollie Corbett


For booking contact:
Ella Davidson (318) 286-4636
In This Issue
Blue Star Connection Donations
K94.5 Website Post
Rock 'N' Bowl
2012 Shows
Music in Marshall
Join Our Mailing List
Trying out the drum set
Blue Star Connection Benefit 

Mike Zito * Cyril Neville * Devon Allman - Charlie Wooton * Yonrico Scott

with very special guest TAB BENOIT!!


* 2012 Albert King Guitar Award Winner BART WALKER
featuring REESE WYNANS on keys and LYNN WILLIAMS on drums...
* Lil' Red & Big Bad
* 2011 Robert Johnson New Generation Award Winner Matthew Davidson

2012 Shows:


Sat., March 31 - Matthew at Rock N Bowl - New Orleans, La - 8:30 PM


Sat., April 14 - Second Saturday Concert on Telegraph Stage - Marshall, TX - 8:00 - 10:00 PM


Sat., April 21- Holiday in Dixie - 6-7:30 PM


Sat., May 5 - New Orleans Jazzfest - 5:15 - 6 PM


Sat., May 12 - Music in the Park at Southern Hills Park - 1:00 - 2:30 PM


Fri., June 22 - T-Bone Walker Blues Fest - Linden, TX - 7:30 - 8:30

Music in Marshall     
      The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing on the Telegraph Stage in downtown Marshall, TX on Sat., April 14th at 8:00 PM.