Matthew Davidson Band News          
February 7, 2013



Greetings! ,  

The Matthew Davidson Band enjoyed performing on a float in the Krewe of Centaur parade last weekend. The weather was perfect, and there was a huge crowd. Special thanks to our bassist Zack Ebey and his dad, Doug Ebey, for setting up the sound system on our float. Click below to watch a 2-minute summary of a 3-hour gig!   
The Matthew Davidson Band in the 2013 Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade - Shreveport, LA
The Matthew Davidson Band in the 2013 Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade 

Photo by Henrietta Wildsmith

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Sucarnochee Revue set for Feb. 9

"The Sucarnochee Revue will record live in Livingston on Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. Held in Bibb Graves Auditorium, the concert will feature guitar phenom Matthew Davidson. Other artists slated to perform include Britt Gully,  J. Burton Fuller, Mississippi Chris Sharp and Piper Lauderdale, the Stage Hands, and Jacky Jack White.

Davidson, a Shreveport, La., native, is a fourteen-year-old award-winning guitarist who began performing professionally in 2010. In a recent article, International Musician magazine said Davidson has "achieved an immense amount of recognition, support and admiration." 

Davidson's musical influences are as diverse as The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Maroon 5 and John Mayer. Davidson is a talented triple-threat: guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, and he performs rock, blues and pop with equal command. In 2012, Davidson released his debut EP "Step Up," produced by Joe Osborn. Matthew was nominated for Offbeat magazine's "Best Emerging Artist" of 2012.

The concert begins at 7 p.m. at Bibb Graves Auditorium on the campus of the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama. Tickets are $8 at the door."
                     ~Betsy Compton - Jan. 29, 2013
Online Auction for Christus Sutton Children's Hospital



Click HERE to browse items in the online auction. All proceeds go to CHRISTUS Sutton Children's Medical Center, a Children's Miracle Network Hospital. They have a 40-bed, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, a 16-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a 22-bed Pediatrics Unit and the region's only 24 hour/day Pediatric Emergency Department.
About Matthew Davidson -  

 

"Wonder kid Matthew Davidson may only be 14 but he definitely knows a little something about the blues. 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, Where Y'at Magazine, New Orleans, LA - December 2012

 

"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." ~Louisiana Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne, Louisiana Public Broadcasting - December 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 

 

In This Issue
Sucarnochee Revue
Sutton Children's Auction
Mardi Gras Parade
Account for Chris Osborn
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Upcoming Shows
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Krewe of Centaur Mardi Gras Parade



  
Donation Account for Chris Osborn

Joe Osborn's grandson, Chris Osborn, recently had a massive heart attack. Miraculously, he is at home recovering, but he will not be able to work for a while. An account has been set up for Chris at Ouachita Independent Bank, 9010 Ellerbe Road, Shreveport, LA 71106. Anyone who would like to make a donation for Chris and his family to go towards medical bills, prescriptions and household bills can stop by that location and drop it off in person, or mail it to the above address. All checks should be made out "To the benefit of Chris Osborn". Joe's family appreciates all of the prayers, visits, and support.
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:

 

  

Sat., Feb. 9 - Matthew at Sucarnochee Revue - Bibb Graves Auditorium, Livingston, AL - 7:00 PM 

 

Sat., April 6  - Fest for All - Baton Rouge, LA

  

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