Matthew Davidson News ~  July 13, 2013   

Greetings! ,  

The band is excited about performing this Friday night at The Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas! We would really appreciate your help in spreading the word to your friends in the Dallas area. MDB will play from 8:00 - 10:00 PM. Please tell the hostess that you are there to hear the band to be seated in the stage area ($5 cover). 

MDB had a great time performing for the first time at the Superior Grill on July 2! We appreciate the great turn-out for the show. Check out more photos in the newsletter below.
MDB visiting with friends who drove over from Marshall, TX

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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Superior Grill - July 2

                           MDB with guest vocalist, Paige Cox

                     Matthew with twin sister, Sarah
Matthew with The Bluebirds

Matthew enjoyed performing with The Bluebirds at the Shreveport-Bossier Chamber After-Hours at Le Rivage Apartments and at the Sportspectrum Firecracker 5K.
Matthew and Bruce Flett
The Clarksdale Sound Stage
Matthew enjoyed spending a few days in Clarksdale, MS tracking some songs at The Clarksdale Sound Stage. We appreciate bassist Joe Osborn and Gary Vincent, owner of The Clarksdale Sound Stage. Their support and generosity - offering their time, talent, and facilities - was overwhelming!
Matthew and Joe Osborn at The Clarksdale Soundstage
Thanks to Sean Apple for inviting Matthew to perform a few songs at Hambone Art and Music. 
Matthew and Sean Apple
Visiting with Watermelon Slim

Sucarnochee Revue - Meridian, MS
Matthew performed on The Sucarnochee Revue last February in Livingston, AL and is honored to be invited back to perform again on Friday, Aug. 2nd at The Temple Theatre in Meridian, MS.

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
Superior Grill
The Bluebirds
Clarksdale Soundstage
Sucarnochee Revue
Firecracker 5K
Louisiana Soundtrack Experience
Blue Dog Cafe
Band Buzz
MDB T-shirts
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
Firecracker 5K
Louisiana Soundtrack Experience-Sat., Aug.3
Oxford American's Louisiana issue kicked off a yearlong promotion of Louisiana music, which has included free music showcase events across the state.
The fourth showcase will be held in Ferriday, LA on Sat., Aug.3rd. The Matthew Davidson Band will be opening the concert at 6:00 PM, followed by Kenny Bill Stinson and Easy Eddie & the Partyrockers. 


3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Panel discussion: Preserving Our Musical Heritage moderated by Oxford American Louisiana Music issue guest editor Alex Rawls featuring Kenny Bill Stinson, Susan Roach, J.D. Davis, and Tommy Polk.

4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne and BP America present Sunshine By The Stars: Celebrating Louisiana Music, a film starring Harry Connick Jr., and featuring the Marsalis family, Better Than Ezra, Tim McGraw, Rebirth Brass Band, Trombone Shorty, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Guy, Buckwheat Zydeco, Irma Thomas, Zachary Richard, Zion Harmonizers and Mickey Gilley.

6 p.m. - 8:45 p.m. Live music concert featuring The Matthew Davidson Band, Kenny Bill Stinson and Easy Eddie & the Party Rockers.
Blue Dog Cafe - Layafette, LA - Sun., Aug. 11th

Matthew and Greg  will be performing at The Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette, LA on Aug. 11th from 11 AM - 2 PM during their Sunday Brunch. Click HERE for more information. 
Bedford Blues & BBQ - Sat., Aug. 31st

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at The Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival in Bedford, TX on Sat., Aug. 31st at 5:00 PM. Click HERE for more information. 
Band "Buzz"
We appreciate the recent positive comments!
"We all had so much fun! Love coming to watch the boys play!" ~ Macey M. on Facebook (after Superior Grill show)
"We had an awesome time with y'all! Love us some Matthew!!"       ~Debbie B. on Facebook (after Superior Grill show)
"Matthew is unbelievably good for any age and maturity. But to be able to play like that at 15 years old is undeniably a gift from the guitar gods!" ~ Glen Rowe 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:


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 - 6:00 PM


Sun., Aug. 11 - Matthew and Greg at The Blue Dog Cafe Sunday Brunch, Lafayette, LA - 11 AM - 2 PM


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


Wed., Sept. 11 - Private Event at Sam's Town Ballroom 


Sat., Sept. 14 - Second Saturday - Marshall, TX - 9:00 - 11:00 PM


Sat., Oct. 5 -MusicFest - El Dorado, AR - 2:00 - 3:30 PM


Sat., Oct. 19 - "Up with Downs" Buddy Walk - LSU-Shreveport - 10:30 am - Noon