Matthew Davidson Band News          
September 16, 2012

Greetings! ,  

Thanks to Joe Osborn for two of the best things that happened this past week. First, posted this article about Matthew's new EP, which was produced by Joe:
Joe, Matthew and Jimmy Webb
Second, Joe arranged a meeting with Matthew and Jimmy Webb before Jimmy's concert in Nacagdoches, Texas. Jimmy is a Grammy-winning songwriter ("Galveston", "Wichita Lineman", MacArthur Park") and the current Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Joe and Jimmy enjoyed talking about their past recording days in California. It was a fun evening, and we plan to all connect again soon since Jimmy said the magic words, "How can I help?"
Speaking of help, we've certainly received a lot of that, and we're very grateful for it! So, to turn the tables a bit, MDB is going to offer some assistance...this time to Caddo Magnet High School. Hope you will mark your calendars for a fundraiser night at Madison Park El Chico on Sat., Sept. 29th from 6-8 PM. The restaurant will donate 10% of dinner sales, and MDB will make a donation as well.


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The Recording Academy - Memphis Chapter

Blade Studios recently hosted a meeting of The Memphis Chapter of The Recording Academy. The event began with a listening session conducted by the Producers and Engineers Wing. Producers and artists had the opportunity to share one of their recorded tracks with the group.This session was followed by an informational meeting about The Recording Academy. The mission statement from The Recording Academy's website is: "As the preeminent membership organization for musicians, producers, engineers and other music professionals, our mission is to advance artistic and technical excellence, work to ensure a vital and free creative environment, and act as an advocate on behalf of music and its makers." Click HERE to learn more about the benefits of joining.
As a bonus to the night, Kenny Wayne Shepherd previewed a couple of his tracks that he had just recorded at Blade Studios. After the meeting, everyone had the opportunity to tour the studio and to see KWS and his band recording.
Matthew and Alan Dyson at Blade Studios- photo by Lori Lambert
Battle on the Border - Independence Stadium

Order Matthew's new EP - "Step Up"
Photo by Neil Johnson/Design by Brad Kozak
Thanks to those of you who have already purchased Matthew's EP. The EP, produced by legendary bassist Joe Osborn, is available in Shreveport at Disc Daddy, in Bossier City at Bittersweet Flower and Gifts, and in New Orleans at Louisiana Music Factory. You can order a physical copy online from Matthew's website, or download it from iTunes. We appreciate your support! Click HERE for more information on this recording.    
About Matthew Davidson -  


"It was truly a pleasure working with Matthew. I think that he has a great future ahead of him. ~Robin Hood Brians, Robin Hood Studios, Tyler, TX -  July 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 Neil Johnson


The Shreveport Times - Aug., 2012

SB Magazine - May, 2012


In This Issue
The Recording Academy
Battle on the Border
New EP - "Step Up"
K94.5 Article
Pinetop Perkins Homecoming
Fireant Festival
Guitar Giveaway
Upcoming Shows
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Thanks to K94.5! 
Click HERE for their website post.  

Pinetop Perkins Homecomin Celebration - Sun., Oct. 7  
Matthew will be performing at the 12th Annual Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Celebration with Bob Margolin and the Youth Workshop Showcase (Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Jack Gaffney, and Austin Young). They will be performing on both the Juke Joint Chapel Stage and the Hopson Commissary Stage at Hopson Commissary in Clarksdale, MS.

The entire event runs from 2:00 - 7:00 PM, and is a benefit for youth scholarships for the Pinetop Perkins Foundation Master Class Workshops held at Hopson Commissary in the summer. Matthew was a 2012 recipient of one of these scholarships.Click HERE for more details.   
Fireant Festival - Marshall, TX - Oct. 13
The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing on Sat., Oct. 13th at the Marshall Fireant Fest from 8:30 - 10:30 PM on the stage in front of the downtown courthouse.

Guitar Giveaway

  Click HERE to make a donation to benefit North Louisiana musicians.
Upcoming Schedule:


Sat., - Sept. 29 - Madison Park El Chico - 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Fundraiser night for Caddo Magnet High School.


Sun., Oct. 7 - Matthew at Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Celebration - Clarksdale, MS


Sat., Oct 13 - Fireant Festival - Marshall, TX - 8:30 - 10:30 PM


Sat., Nov 17 - "Turn on the Holidays" - Natchitoches, LA - 12:30 - 2:00 PM