Matthew Davidson News: The Brotherhood of the Guitar   ~  May 23, 2013   

Greetings! ,  

We reported the good news about Matthew being invited to join The Brotherhood of the Guitar in a previous newsletter. Last month, acclaimed photographer Robert Knight visited Shreveport to interview and photograph Matthew. This segment by KSLA (CBS) Entertainment Reporter Jabari Thomas is a great summary of this event and honor for Matthew:
Entertainment Reporter Jabari Thomas Interviews Brotherhood of Guitar member Matthew Davidson
Entertainment Reporter Jabari Thomas Interviews Matthew Davidson and Robert Knight

The following segment for The Brotherhood of the Guitar was filmed by Robert Knight at both Matthew's house and the Guitar Center in Shreveport:
Matthew Davidson - The Brotherhood of the Guitar Interview - April 2013
Matthew Davidson - The Brotherhood of the Guitar Interview - April 2013

Guitar Center Store Manager Charles Leon, Jabari Thomas, Matthew Davidson and Robert Knight

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Photo Shoot with Robert Knight

We enjoyed Robert Knight's recent visit to Shreveport. The first stop was at Matthew's house, to tape the video that is linked in the article above.

Our next mission was to find an interesting outdoor location before the sun set. First we headed to downtown Shreveport and found an alley (never noticed this one before!):

Then we headed to "somewhere off of North Market":

After the shoot, we enjoyed a fun dinner at Herby-K's. The next morning, we met at Guitar Center before the store opened for more filming:

Watch for Matthew to be featured in a fall issue of "At:Guitar Center", their monthly buyer's guide which is mailed to subscribers and available for pick-up in stores. 

We appreciate Robert sharing his time and talent to photograph Matthew for The Brotherhood of the Guitar project! Watch for more photos that he took of Matthew in upcoming newsletters, but here's one of our favorites:
Photo by Robert M. Knight

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 Robert M. Knight


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
Robert Knight Photo Shoot
Ernie Ball Welcome Gifts
Hard Rock Cafe Dallas
Band Buzz
MDB T-shirts
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
Welcome Gifts from Ernie Ball

Ernie Ball is one of the sponsors of The Brotherhood of the Guitar. They sent a very generous welcome gift to Matthew - strings, polish, guitar straps, picks, and more. We appreciate their gift and their support for young musicians!

Hard Rock Cafe - Dallas 

The Matthew Davidson Band is looking forward to performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas, TX on Friday, July 19 from 8-10 PM! Click HERE for event details and please help us spread the word to your friends in the DFW area. 
Band "Buzz"
We appreciate the recent positive comments made about MDB!

"Thank you for making Party for the Planet at The Alexandria Zoo a great success! Have heard nothing but compliments and excitement! You guys rock! Hope you'll be back this way again." ~ Amy Katz, Friends of The Alexandria Zoo

"We're excited to bring this incredibly gifted, young talent to the RiverMarket. Matthew has been recognized by some heavy-hitter blues musicians across the country, and it's obvious he's well on his way to securing an impressive name for himself in the music industry. We're fortunate to have secured him during the budding of his career." - Adrienne LaFrance, Downtown Monroe RiverMarket Manager - The News Star, April 26, 2013 

"We struck gold at the Monroe, no talking about the abundance of free samples, but The Matthew Davidson Band. They are awesome. Crossroads by Clapton is jammin!"  - Melissa N. - Facebook post

"Matthew and Greg did an outstanding job playing at the assembly for Spring Hill High School in Longview,Texas yesterday! Everyone had a great time!" -  Ken Chinn, Board of Directors of Music City Texas and founder of "Play it Forward Project" (Facebook post)

"Matthew Davidson is a wonderful guitar player, especially for his age, and will go far.   He's a very polite and personable young man, too. There's a lot to be said for good manners these days!" - Pat Austin, "And So it Goes in Shreveport" blog
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
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. 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


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


Fri., Aug 2 - Matthew at The Sucarnochee Revue-Temple Theatre, Meridian, MS-7:00 PM


Sat., Aug 3 - Louisiana Soundtrack Experience - Arcade Theater, Ferriday, LA - 7:00 PM


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