Matthew Davidson News: Play it Forward Project   ~  May 11, 2013   



Greetings! ,  

MDB had a great time at their recent performances in Texas, and this newsletter includes the photos to prove it! 

Matthew and Greg performed last Wednesday at Spring Hill High School in Longview, TX at a program presented by the "Play it Forward Project". The "Play it Forward Project" is an initiative of Music City Texas in Linden, TX. Through this project, MCT gives away musical instruments to deserving area high school and middle students to encourage them to pursue their interests in music. Sponsors gave away four guitars at Spring Hill High School. We enjoyed being a part of this program and look forward to working more with this project in the future!
Performing at the Play it Forward assembly at Spring Hill High School
Ken Chinn and sponsors preparing to present guitars
 

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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Interview with KYTX CBS 19
Guitars donated to students
One of the guitar recipients

Meet and Greet after the performance
Fun times at Spring Hill High School
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
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. 
 
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

Media: 

K94.5 - Brotherhood of the Guitar - April, 2013

The Baton Rouge Advocate - April, 2013 

KPXJ Interview - April, 2013

American Blues Scene - April, 2013

 

In This Issue
Play it Forward Project
MDB T-shirts
Year of Louisiana Music
Mayfest
El Chico - Sherman, TX
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
Mayfest - Ft. Worth, TX






 
Cinco de Mayo at El Chico - Sherman, TX
 
 
 
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. 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

 

Fri., July 19 - Hard Rock Cafe, Dallas - 8:00 - 10:00 PM

 

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

 

Sat., Sept. 14 - Second Saturday - Marshall, TX - 9:00 - 1:00 PM