Kenny Wayne Shepherd Invites Matthew On Stage   ~ April 19, 2013   

Greetings! ,  

The Matthew Davidson Band had a great time last weekend performing at the 59Twenty Music Festival in Meridian, MS! Thanks to the Young Professionals of Meridian for inviting the band and for their hospitality while we were there.

The Matthew Davidson Band at the 59Twenty Festival

Performing at the festival would have been enough fun for one day, but an exciting surprise happened after MDB's set. Kenny Wayne Shepherd was the headliner for the festival, and he invited Matthew to join him on stage for a song! Kenny Wayne introduced Matthew as a "good kid and great guitar player" from his hometown. They jammed on "Shotgun Blues", with Kenny Wayne and Matthew trading guitar licks at one point during the song. There are some moments that you know even as they are happening that you will never forget, and this was certainly one of them. Thanks to Kenny Wayne and his band for graciously sharing their stage with Matthew. 




There will be more exciting news in the next newsletter about Robert Knight's visit to Shreveport this week to film Matthew for "The Brotherhood of the Guitar". 


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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Party for the Planet - Alexandria Zoo - Sat., April 20

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 
Interview with Matthew Davidson - KPXJ CW21 News
Matthew will be a guest on KPXJ's 9 AM newscast on Tuesday, April 23. The show airs on Shreveport Cable Channel 10 and Cable Channel 435. In Bossier City, the show airs on Cable Channels 7 and 715. We hope you can tune in or set your recorder! Matthew will talk about his recent honor of being invited to join "The Brotherhood of the Guitar" and his band's upcoming appearance at the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life in Bossier City on Friday, April 26.
59 Twenty Music Festival - Sat., April 13th
MDB's first hospitality trailer
Think MDB could get used to this!
Matthew meeting Chris Layton
Matthew on stage with the KWS Band
Kenny Wayne shaking Matthew's hand after their song together
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
Party for the Planet
Interview on KPXJ
59 Twenty Festival
MDB T-shirts
59 Twenty Festival
Relay for LIfe
Downtown Rivermarket Monroe
Going Green on the Red
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
59 Twenty Music Festival - Meridian, MS
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. 
Going Green on the Red River - Sat., April 27
The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the Going Green on the Red River Festival in Coushatta, LA on Sat., April 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 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 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


Sat., May 4 - Cinco de Mayo Celebration - El Chico - Sherman, TX - 7:00-9:00 PM


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


Sat., Aug 3 - Matthew at Louisiana Soundtrack Experience - Arcade Theater, Ferriday, LA