|Fun on the 4th |
|Photo by Matt Dodson|
|Save the Date - Pierre Bossier Mall - Sat., Aug. 4th. |
About Matthew Davidson -
"Along with his incredible talent also comes a kind demeanor, infectious smile and solid drive and determination. Matthew's focus is clear and although his ambition seems uncharacteristic for his age, his personality, professionalism and sound continue to catapult him to new heights." ~SB Magazine, May 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 Ron Munden|
SB Magazine - May, 2012
|Bossier Press-Tribune - July 4 Article by Amanda Crane|
"Leading the band is 14-year-old guitarist and vocalist Matthew Davidson of Shreveport. Davidson jumped into the music scene two years ago and has made his name known around the country. After browsing his dad's CD collection, Davidson said he was introduced to music icons - The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Elvis. Davidson picked up a toy guitar for the first time at the age of three and won his first electric guitar in the 2007 James Burton Guitar Showdown.
Five years later, Davidson added a Robert Johnson Signature Gibson L-1 guitar to his collection as the recipient of the 2011 Robert Johnson New Generation Award. The award, which recognizes promising young blues musicians, is an annual honor given in memory of the King of the Delta Blues Singers. "It's an honor to be recognized by the Johnson family because [Robert] is the grandfather of the blues," Davidson said.
Not only does he draw inspiration from the blues, but classic rock sensations. From one genre to the next, Davidson said each have led him to finding new musicians he finds inspirational.
"All of the classics have introduced me to new genres of music like blues and pop," he said. "They also helped me find some of my favorite guitarists that I look up to."
Nationally, Davidson has performed at the B.B. King Museum and the B.B. King Homecoming Concert in Indianola, MS and the Delta Blues Fest in Greenville, MS. Locally, Davidson has played at The Strand Theatre and the Municipal Auditorium, home of the famous Louisiana Hayride.
Although he's on the road often, Davidson said there's nothing that compares to playing for a hometown crowd.
"Every gig is special to me, but playing for people who have supported and helped you from the beginning is more meaningful," he said.
Davidson said his performance tonight will include classic rock tunes as well as modern hits from John Mayer and Maroon 5.
"There's going to be something for everyone," he said.
Joining Davidson on stage will be Kyle McClanahan on drums and Greg Walton on keyboard. The Matthew Davidson Band will perform under the Texas Street bridge tonight from 6:30 until 8:30.
Matthew is the son of Alan and Ella Davidson. For more information on the Matthew Davidson Band, visit www.matthewdavidson.net"
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Sat., Aug 4 - Pierre Bossier Mall Back-to-School event - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Fri., Aug. 10 - Matthew and Greg at Bistro Byronz - 7:30 - 9:30 PM
Sat., Sept. 1 - Private Party - Dallas, TX
Sat. Sept. 22 - Private Party
Sat.., Oct 13 - Fireant Festival - Marshall, TX - 8:00 - 10:00 PM