Matthew Davidson Band News  ~ Brotherhood of the Guitar  ~ March 29, 2013   

Greetings! ,  

We have some great news to report this week! Acclaimed photographer Robert Knight has invited Matthew to join "The Brotherhood of the Guitar" (BOTG). The BOTG is a project launched by Knight and sponsored by Fender Guitar, Guitar Center, and Ernie Ball. The BOTG's purpose is to shine a spotlight on a select group of unsigned up-and-coming young guitar players from around the world. In this endeavor, Knight is committed to finding young guitarists - those with promising and special talent - and giving them an outlet to grow. Knight will be traveling to Shreveport in April to film an interview with Matthew and to have a photo shoot at the recently opened Guitar Center in Shreveport. Members of the BOTG are featured on the group's website, are encouraged to network with each other, and are provided performance opportunities.      

Knight's decades of musical portraits and concert photography are chronicled in the book "Rock Gods: Forty Years of Rock Photography". He has worked with such artists as Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Slash, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Maroon 5, John Mayer, and was the last photographer to capture images of Stevie Ray Vaughan just before his tragic death. The documentary film "Rock Prophecies" explores Knight's impressive career and follows him on his quest to help the musicians of today become the rock legends of tomorrow.  More than twenty years' worth of Knight's previously unpublished images are featured in the 2012 book "Slash: An Intimate Portrait". Knight's images currently decorate the exteriors of hundreds of Guitar Center stores.


We're looking forward to all of our upcoming festival performances! Please check out our schedule in the newsletter below and see if we'll be playing near you. We hope you will forward this newsletter to your friends. Thank you for your support!

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Caddo Middle Magnet 

Matthew got a nice welcome when he returned to Caddo Middle Magnet recently to play in a Piano Festival. Now we know why Mr. Burton asked us for an autographed photo and T-shirt. We appreciate all of the support and encouragement that Matthew has received over the years from his schools: South Highlands Elementary, Caddo Middle Magnet, and Caddo Magnet High School.
Holiday in Dixie - Friday, April 12th - 8:30 PM

Matthew Davidson Band T-shirts are available at band performances, or you can order one now online. Just click HERE and pay with Paypal or a Credit Card. Thanks for your support!
Band logo designed by Brad Kozak
About Matthew Davidson -  
"Matthew's got "it". I'm sure he's going to make a lot of people happy with his fine music. He's already an accomplished and powerful performer and bandleader, and I've watched him tear up an audience many times."  ~Bob Margolin, legendary blues guitarist who played in Muddy Waters' band 
"Fourteen year old rising child prodigy, Matthew Davidson, has been making major waves in the music world. Getting his first taste of guitar at the age of three, Matthew has been stunning the ears of multiple guitar enthusiasts and organizations across the country." ~William Clark, Guitar International, Jan. 2013


"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


Photo by Denise Forbes Photography



In This Issue
Caddo Middle Magnet Honor
Holiday in Dixie
MDB T-shirts
59 Twenty Festival
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
FestForAll - Baton Rouge, LA - Sat., April 6

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at FestForAll in Baton Rouge, LA on Sat., April 6th at 12:15 PM on the Galvez Plaza Stage. The band is excited about performing for the first time in Baton Rouge!
From the website: The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge will present FestForAll - Baton Rouge's premier art & music festival, April 6 - April 7, 2013! Join us for a full weekend of art and entertainment along North Boulevard in downtown's Town Square and on the grounds of the Old State Capitol and the Shaw Center for the Arts.  The hours on Saturday, April 6 are 10 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. and on Sunday, April 7 are 12 noon - 6:00 p.m.  FestForAll is free and open to everyone.
59 Twenty Music Festival - Meridian, MS


This year's 59 Twenty Music Festival has been scheduled for Saturday, April 13. The lineup features four bands on one stage from 2:45-11 p.m., as well as local artists performing on a side stage. Tickets can be purchased online at

Main Stage Schedule:

HanaLena - 2:45 - 4:15

The Matthew Davidson Band - 5:00 - 6:30

Rosco Bandana - 7:15 - 8:45

Kenny Wayne Shepherd - 9:30 - 11:00


Local Artist Stage:

Terry Faust - 2:00 - 2:30 pm

Gypsy Carns - 4:15 - 4:45 pm

Southern Drive - 6:30 - 7:00 pm

Halfslack - 8:45 - 9:15 pm

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.    
Year of Louisiana Music!
2013 is the official "Year of Music" in Louisiana. Click on the logo below to find out about music and more in Louisiana. 

Upcoming Schedule:


 Sat., April 6  - Fest for All - Baton Rouge, LA - 12:15 - 1:00 PM


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


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


Sat., April 20 - Party for the Planet at Alexandria Zoo - 11 AM - 1 PM


Fri., April 26 - American Cancer Society Relay for Life - Airline High School - Bossier City, LA

7:00 - 8:00 PM


Sat., April 27 - Downtown Rivermarket - Monroe, LA - 11 AM - 1 PM


Sat., April 27 - Going Green on the Red Festival - Coushatta, LA  5:30 - 6:30 PM


Sat., May 4 - Mayfest - Ft. Worth, TX - 10:00 - 11:00 AM


Fri. June 21 - T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Linden, TX - 6:30 - 7:30 PM


Sat., June 22 - T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Linden, TX - 7:15 - 8:15 PM


Sat., July 6 - Robert Johnson Blues Foundation New Generation Festival - Crystal Springs, MS - 3:00 - 4:00 PM