Matthew Davidson News ~  August 6, 2013   

Greetings! ,  

This past weekend was one of the best so far in Matthew's performing career, and we appreciate everyone that helped make it possible! The picture below was taken at The Temple Theatre in Meridian, MS not long before the crowd gave Matthew a standing ovation and started calling out for "more", "one more". What a night in Mississippi! Thanks to Jacky Jack White and Ken Flynt for their support of Matthew. Ken first heard Matthew perform at the B. B. King Homecoming Concert in Indianola, MS in 2011 and has been following and photographing Matthew ever since. Ken connected us with Jacky. We really appreciate the unexpected helpers along our journey....from that 100 degree afternoon in Indianola to the "air-conditioned" headliner at The Temple Theater.
The Temple Theatre - Meridian, MS - photo by Ken Flynt
The fun continued on Saturday.The Matthew Davidson Band had a great time performing in Ferriday, LA at The Arcade Theater as part of the Louisiana Soundtrack Experience Concert sponsored by Oxford American Magazine and the Louisiana Tourism Office. We appreciate being a part of this special concert series. Thanks to the band for traveling to Ferriday in time for the early afternoon sound check, and to the sound engineer for his part in making this one of our best shows to date. Thanks to the crowd for the standing ovation at the end of our set...and for all of the positive comments afterwards!
Louisiana Soundtrack Experience - The Arcade Theater - Ferriday, LA

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. Hope you can help us spread the words to your friends in the area!

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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Louisiana Soundtrack Experience-Sat., Aug.3
Arcade Theater - Ferriday, LA
Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne and Matthew
Documentary filming - Crain Video Productions

New Music On the Way!

Matthew and Greg have been collaborating on creating their own songs this year. These songs have already been making their way into the set lists at The Matthew Davidson Band's performances. We're now working on studio recordings of these songs so we can share them with a wider audience. Stay tuned for more updates on the new music on the way!

El Chico - Sat., Aug. 24th
The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Madison Park El Chico on Sat., Aug. 24th from 6-9 PM. 
About Matthew Davidson -  
"Matthew Davidson has been playing guitar for about six years. It looks like 16 when you see him play." ~Kidd Kraddick in 2011, host of nationally syndicated radio show "Kidd Kraddick in the Morning". 
"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
Louisiana Soundtrack Experience
New Music
El Chico
Sucarnochee Revue
Bedford Blues & BBQ
Band Buzz
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
MDB T-shirts
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
Sucarnochee Revue - Friday, Aug. 2nd
The Temple Theatre - Meridian, MS
Photo by Ken Flynt
Visiting with fans after the show

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 love you folks. Thanks for working with us. Matthew is a fine young man with an unlimited bright and bold future. God bless you and keep you safe on the Journey"  - The Sucarnochee Revue  - Facebook page


"We really enjoyed your band last night. Great talent!" - Frances C. on Facebook after the show in Ferriday, LA


"Matthew is a very amazing 15-year-old with the voice, talent... he has it all. Hope he goes far in life with his singing ...I was there Saturday and I thought he was amazing.......he sure can play that guitar........he can make it smoke..........." - Debbie B. on Facebook


"I know you will treasure your experience with Kidd Kraddick forever. He knew his stuff, and he knew you had it, Matthew!" - Jack Canson, Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Co-Director -  from Facebook

"I have enjoyed the songs that you guys have created." - David Becken - from Facebook

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 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.    
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. 
Upcoming Schedule:


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


Sat., Aug. 24 - Madison Park El Chico- Shreveport, LA - 6:00 - 9:00 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


Sat., Oct. 26 - "Feast-ival" - Plano, TX - 2:00 - 3:00 PM


Sat. Nov. 2 - Greater Baton Rouge State Fair - Baton Rouge, LA - 2:30 - 4:00 pm and 4:30 - 6:00 pm


Sat., Nov. 16 - Highland Jazz and Blues Festival with Jerry Beach Blues Jam - Shreveport, LA 2:15-3:15