Matthew Davidson Band News          
May 28, 2012



School is almost out and plans for June are shaping up nicely. Matthew was recently awarded two separate scholarships which will both be combined to attend the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Master Class for Guitar in Clarksdale, MS from June 12-15. The Pinetop Perkins Foundation presented Matthew with a $395 scholarship, which is the tuition cost of the workshop. The Blues Foundation awarded Matthew $250 through their Generation Blues Scholarship Progam to pay for travel costs to the workshop.



Youth from across the country will be participating in these guitar, piano and harmonica workshop sessions, and they will have an opportunity to perform at both the Delta Blues Museum and Ground Zero Blues Club. Thanks to both The Pinetop Perkins Foundation and The Blues Foundation for their support of young musicians! 


Also in June is the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival in Linden, TX! The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing on Friday, June 22 from 7:30 - 8:30.


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About Matthew Davidson -  


"With sideswept, light-brown hair and a confident attitude that belies his years, Davidson is a compelling stage presence. The thrill is a long way from gone for the young artist; it probably hasn't even shown up yet. But his precocious, energetic style -- he counts Chuck Berry and ZZ Top among his influences -- is already earning him notice and accolades."        ~Alison Fensterstock, New Orleans Times-Picayune, May 4, 2012


"Matthew Davidson is blessed with a God-given, born-in-the-bone, talent. His musicianship is far beyond his age. When I play with Matthew, it's like playing with a musician with many years of experience. Always a perfect gentleman, Matthew's personality shines through in every performance. He obviously loves what he is doing!"      ~Joe Osborn, famed "Wrecking Crew" bassist who played on numerous hit records of the 60's - 70's with Glen Campbell, The Carpenters, The 5th Dimension, Simon and Garfunkel and many more 

Photo by Rick Moore



For booking contact:
Ella Davidson (318) 286-4636
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"This two-day, two-stage festival is a living memorial to the music icon that was a primary influence to most postwar blues guitarists and early rock and roll greats. T-Bone Walker's most enduring legacy was taking the guitar from a rhythm instrument to a lead instrument in a band. Honored by his peers by membership in the Blues Heritage Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was first, and foremost, a loving father, a humanitarian, and a friend to so many.  


The festival is headlined by Keb' Mo', Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, Bill Lynch and will feature a tribute to Honeyboy Edwards and Louisiana Red by Earwig Music's Michael Frank and Rocky Lawrence.  The festival will also showcase some of the rising stars in blues and standouts from the 2011 IBC Youth Showcase - The Peterson Brothers of Austin, Texas and Matthew Davidson of Shreveport, LA."

Upcoming Schedule:
June 12-15 - Pinetop Perkins Foundation Workshop at Clarksdale, MS
Fri., June 15 - Master Class Students at Ground Zero Blues Club - Clarksdale, MS


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


Fri., - June 29 - Matthew with church band at Ellerbe Road Baptist Church - "Red, White and Boom". "Music of Motown" at 7:30 followed by fireworks at 9:00.