Matthew Davidson News          
December 9, 2012

Greetings! ,  
Thank you very much to those of you who voted for Matthew's video in the "Sunshine by the Stars" Facebook contest. If you haven't already seen the good news on Facebook, Matthew's video with Joe Osborn won!
As the winners of the contest sponsored by Louisiana Public Broadcasting and Louisiana Travel, Matthew and Joe were invited to the red-carpet premiere event in New Orleans at The Old U.S. Mint on Wed., Dec. 5th and were treated to an overnight stay at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel. They performed their winning rendition of "You Are My Sunshine" followed by a rocking version of "Johnny B. Goode". Many notable Louisiana musicians were on hand, and Matthew especially enjoyed the opportunity to meet Harry Connick, Jr. and get his autograph!
Matthew Davidson and Harry Connick, Jr.
Joe Osborn, Beth Courtney, Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Matthew Davidson
Photo by Denise Forbes

Click the video link below for a preview of "Sunshine by the Stars:Celebrating Louisiana Music" and a clip from Matthew's and Joe's winning video (this segment aired on LPB's "Louisiana:The State We're In" on Friday, Dec. 7th):
"Louisiana: The State We're In" - LPB - Dec. 7, 2012 - featuring Matthew Davidson and Joe Osborn
Be sure to tune in to Louisiana Public Broadcasting on Sunday, Dec. 9 (tonight!) at 7 PM Central Time for the premiere of "Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music". Footage from Matthew's and Joe's performance at the New Orleans premiere is slated to be included at some point during a break in the program. The program will be streamed online at Click on the photo below for more information (be sure to scroll through the photo panel at the bottom of this website page for two photos of Matthew and Joe included with the photos of the performers on the television program): 

We appreciate your support for Matthew in this contest! Next week's newsletter will contain information about the December Southern Music Issue of Oxford American magazine. This issue is devoted to Louisiana Music, and Matthew and Joe get a mention in the editor's article! 
Please forward this newsletter to your friends so that they can tune in to tonight's LPB Premiere of "Sunshine by the Stars:Celebrating Louisiana Music". Thanks again!


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New Orleans "Sunshine by the Stars" Premiere
Matthew and Harry Connick, Jr.
Photo by Denise Forbes
Joe and Matthew by Denise Forbes
Matthew and Terrance Simien by Denise Forbes
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Matthew by Denise Forbes
The Old U.S. Mint by Denise Forbes
Matthew and Chubby Carrier by Denise Forbes

About Matthew Davidson -  


""Davidson's talent is no secret. A remarkable introduction to the 14-year-old, Matthew Davidson proves he's a force to be reckoned with on his debut release Step Up." ~Annie Reuter, Associate Music Producer at CBS Radio, Brooklyn, NY-September 2012


"There is no doubt in my mind, after listening to "Step Up", that Matthew Davidson is certainly the real deal, being equally proficient in both Pop/Rock and Blues genres. He is already great in what he does and the sky is the limit regardless of which musical direction he chooses to dominate. "Step Up" is a fantastic intro to a fantastic very talented rising star." ~John Vermilyea, "Blues Underground Network" September 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


Red River Radio Interview - Sept. 2012

The Shreveport Times - New EP - Aug., 2012

SB Magazine - May, 2012


In This Issue
New Orleans Premiere
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Upcoming Shows
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It was great to be featured in two articles posted on last week:

New Orleans Premiere
Harry Connick, Jr. by Denise Forbes

Photo by Denise Forbes

Proclamation from Lt. Gov. by Denise Forbes

Joe and Matthew
Order Matthew's debut 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.    
Upcoming Schedule:


 Fri., Jan. 18 - State Fair of Louisiana Boat, Sports and RV Show - 7:00 - 8:30 pm


Sat., Feb. 2 - Krewe of Centaur parade- 4:30 pm


Sat., Feb. 9 - Matthew at Sucharnochee Revue - Livingston, AL 


Fri., April 12 - Holiday in Dixie - Festival Plaza - 8:30 - 10:30 pm


Sat., April 13 - 59 Twenty Music Festival - Meridian, MS


June 21-22 - T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Linden, TX