Matthew Davidson News ~  June  25, 2013   

Greetings! ,  

The Matthew Davidson Band had a great time performing last weekend at The T-Bone Walker Blues Festival in Linden, TX. The crowds were friendly and the hospitality was over-the-top. We appreciate their ongoing support!
Photo by Ron Munden
Up next on the band's schedule is their first performance at The Superior Grill in Shreveport on Tuesday, July 2 from 6:30 - 10:00 PM. We hope you can join us!
Please check out the band's 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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T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Music City Texas
Photo by Ron Munden
Matthew Davidson by Ron Munden
Kyle McClanahan by Ron Munden
Greg Walton by Ron Munden
Zack Ebey by Ron Munden
Matthew Davidson by Ron Munden

Jerry Beach and Matthew

Loyola University Jazz Band Camp

Matthew and Greg enjoyed spending a few days in New Orleans last week on the campus of Loyola University. The 4-day jazz camp was taught by Loyola faculty, and culminated in an evening performance at Roussel Hall. 
"Deb" Dynasty - Los Paloma Event Center

Matthew had a great time performing with The Bluebirds at a Duck Dynasty-themed debutante party at Los Paloma Event Center in Benton.
Photo by Paul Schuetze - The Shreveport Times
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 Ron Munden


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
T-Bone Walker Blues Festival
Band Buzz
Red, White and Boomj!
Fun Guide
T-Bone Walker Blues Fest
Hard Rock Cafe Dallas
MDB T-shirts
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
Red, White and Boom! 
Ellerbe Road Baptist Church

A free evening of Music, Fellowship, and Fireworks

The music of Motown and more! Matthew will be performing with church and community musicians, and fronting a set of classic rock music between the two Motown sets. 

Live music begins at 7:30, followed by fireworks at 9:00 PM.
  Don't forget your lawn chair!
Thanks to the Shreveport-Bossier Convention & Tourist Bureau for highlighting our upcoming performance at Superior Grill in their latest "Travel Talk" newsletter!

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival
The Texarkana Gazette

Cake in VIP Hospitality Tent

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!
 "Matthew has become a very, very good guitar player with strong vocals and his band kicks butt. I am so proud of him."
                     ~ Jerry Beach on Facebook
 "I was at the Relay for Life and saw you guys! I love y'all! You guys are awesome!"        ~Bailey F. on Facebook
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 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:


Thurs., June 27 - Matthew with The Bluebirds at Shreveport-Bossier Chamber After Hours - LeRivage Apartments - 5:00 - 7:00 PM


Fri., June 28 - Matthew at "Red, White and Boom!" - Ellerbe Road Baptist Church - 7:30 PM


Tues., July 2 - Superior Grill, Shreveport, LA - 6:30 - 10:00 PM


Thurs., July 4 - Matthew with The Bluebirds at Sportspectrum Firecracker 5K - Mall St. Vincent - 9:15 AM


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., Aug. 31 - Bedford Blues and BBQ -Bedford, TX - 5:00-5:45 PM


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