Matthew Davidson News          
December 23, 2012

Greetings! ,  
The holiday season flew's been a whirlwind since The Matthew Davidson Band performed in Natchitoches, LA at "Turn on the Holidays" on Nov. 17th! Here's a video from that performance...just in time to wish you a "Rock and Roll Christmas!" 
The Matthew Davidson Band -
The Matthew Davidson Band - "Rock and Roll Christmas" by George Thorogood - Natchitoches, LA
This performance was filmed by KALB NBC News Channel 5 in Alexandria and will be included in their program, "Spirit of the Season Through Music". See details below for airtimes.
Matthew with Miss Merry Christmas and The Christmas Belles, Natchitoches, LA
The video clip below aired recently on Louisiana Public Broadcasting during the premiere of "Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music". Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne had this to say... "The next generation of stars in Louisiana...Matthew Davidson...14 years old from Shreveport, Louisiana. He is going to be something special. He is right now and he's going to be in the future. You know, you look at Matthew and you think about Hunter Hayes, who Louisiana has watched grow up over the years...3 Grammy nominations for him this year, so...the future of Louisiana music is in good hands."   
"Sunshine by the Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music" - clip of Matthew Davidson and Joe Osborn


Thanks for all of your support during this past year! Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Turn on the Holidays - Natchitoches, LA
Tab Benoit and Matthew Davidson

General Russel Honore and Matthew
The Matthew Davidson Band
Feature in "The Natchitoches Times"

Christian Service Telethon
Tom Pace and Matthew Davidson

Chimi V's Fajita Factory - Nov. 30

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 



Red River Radio Interview - Sept. 2012

The Shreveport Times - New EP - Aug., 2012

SB Magazine - May, 2012


In This Issue
Turn on the Holidays
Christian Service Telethon
Chimi V's Fajita Factory
Where Y'At Magazine
Oxford American Magazine
Instruments A Comin'
Spirit of the Season Through Music
State Fair of LA Boat, Sport and RV Show
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Upcoming Shows
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"Wonder kid Matthew Davidson may only be 14 but he definitely knows a little something about the blues. After recently releasing his EP album, Step Up, a four track blues-rock album including an electric cover of Jimmy Eat World's early 2000s pop classic hit, "The Middle," Davidson has become something of a name worth talking about. His unprecedented knack for music along with the mentorship and influence of renowned veteran musician Joe Osborn has helped him put his guitar/musical skills on full throttle. Davidson is only in the first stages, chalking out his path to blues-pop, rock stardom. After less than a decade of playing, Davidson has become an award-winning guitarist and vocalist. He has been planting his name all over the airwaves from being the chosen guitarist of Kidd Kraddick's "Rock Band Camp" to accepting the 2011 Robert Johnson Blues Foundation New Generation Award. Stage hopping around the Southern states, the Shreveport, La. native and his four-piece band, The Matthew Davidson Project, has an ever growing list of festival performances including: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Natchitoches Jazz/R & B Festival, The T-Bone Walker Blues Fest in Linden, Texas and headlining the 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson, Miss. Step Up is only a taste of what is to come for Matthew. His mature funk'd out guitar skills are inevitably demonstrative of this kids natural talent and devotion to music. You'll never hear another 14-year-old hone that Louisiana Southern blues-funk rhythm the way that Davidson has." -Kimmie Tubre

Oxford American Magazine - Louisiana Music Issue
The December issue of Oxford American is devoted to Louisiana Music. Click on the photo below to order. 

"In Shreveport, fourteen-year-old blues-guitar whiz Matthew Davidson cut tracks with longtime Wrecking Crew vet and former Nashville session bassist Joe Osborn."

Instruments A Comin' - Municipal Auditorium
Matthew Davidson and Sonny Landreth

"Spirit of the Season Through Music"

If you're in or near the Alexandria, LA area, be sure to tune in to see MDB on "Spirit of the Season Through Music" airing as follows:

KALB NBC News Channel 5:
Monday, December 24, 2012 - 10:00 pm

Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - 6:00 am

CBS 2:
Monday, December 24, 2012 - 6:30 pm


The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the 2013 State Fair of Louisiana Boat, Sport & RV Show on Friday, Jan. 18 from 7:00 - 8:30 PM. Concert is free with your admission to show. Adult admission is $5, Children under 12 and with a parent are FREE, Parking is FREE!
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 - Bibb Graves Auditorium, Livingston, AL - 7:00 PM 


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


Sat., April 13 - 59 Twenty Music Festival - Meridian, MS - 5:00 - 6:30 PM


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