Holiday in Dixie and 59Twenty Music Festival   ~ April 10, 2013   

Greetings! ,  

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Holiday in Dixie in Shreveport's Festival Plaza on Fri., April 12th from 8:30-10:30 PM. We'd love to see you there! 
On Saturday, MDB is headed to Meridian, MS to perform from 5:00 - 6:30 PM at the 59Twenty Music Festival. See the complete lineup in the newsletter below.  


Thanks to John Wirt for the interview in The Baton Rouge Advocate which ran last Friday before our performance at FestForAll. We appreciate the great support and thanks to everyone who came out to hear us in Baton Rouge! Click the photo below to read the complete interview. 




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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Baton Rouge FestForAll - Sat., April 6th
GoAuto Stage at Galvez Plaza

Kyle McClanahan by Fred McClanahan
Party for the Planet - Alexandria Zoo

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at "Party for the Planet" at the Alexandria Zoo on Sat., April 20 from 11 AM - 1 PM. 
The event runs from 10 am - 3 pm. Fee: - regular zoo admission.
Discover more about the environment, wildlife, and our natural resources at this mini earth fest. Learn how to make every day Earth Day with booths, animal encounters, live entertainment, fun games, and educational crafts. Highlights:
*Sci-port's traveling carnival for kids with interactive exhibits and demonstrations 
*20 booths with activities, give-aways, games and informational handouts 
*Visit with zookeepers and see some favorite creatures up close 
And in other news....Teen Driver Alert! 
Matthew and his twin sister Sarah completed the classroom portion of their driver's education class over their spring break, and are now in the process of having their behind-the-wheel instruction. Exciting times! By the way, everything went great at First Class Driving School in Bossier City and we recommend them if you're looking for a driving school for your teen. Call Jill at 742-9942 and tell her that The Davidsons referred you. (This is not a paid advertisement!)
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 -  
 "I covered the music scene in Shreveport from 1976 to 1991 and encountered a wide range of talented players. Matthew could easily hold his own with any of them. Talent like his is a divine gift, and I hope he takes his potential to the limit - and beyond." ~ John Andrew Prime, writer for The Shreveport Times, 2013
"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
Baton Rouge FestForAll
Party for the Planet
First Class Driving School
MDB T-shirts
Baton Rouge FestForAll
59 Twenty Festival
Relay for Life
Downtown Rivermarket Monroe
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
Baton Rouge FestForAll
Zack Ebey by Fred McClanahan
Greg Walton by Fred McClanahan
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

Bossier City Relay for Life

Bossier City's Relay for Life to benefit The American Cancer Society will be held on Friday, April 26th at Airline High School beginning at 6:00 PM. The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing from 7:00 - 8:00 PM. 

From the event website: "The journey to end cancer starts with a single step. The American Cancer Society invites you to take that step with us by joining the global Relay For Life movement. When you walk to end cancer at a Relay event, it's your opportunity to not only honor cancer survivors and remember loved ones lost, but also to raise awareness about what we can do to stay well from cancer and raise money to help fuel the world's largest walk to end cancer." Click HERE to sign up or donate.


Downtown Rivermarket - Sat, April 27th - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm-Monroe, LA

The Matthew Davidson Band will be the entertainment at the Downtown Rivermarket in Monroe, LA on Sat., April 27 from 11 am - 1 PM. The venue showcases a variety of produce, artisan handmade items, food, and entertainment in a "town square" setting. (Located on the Riverwalk at 316 South Grand St. in historic downtown Monroe).Click HERE for more information. 
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:


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