Matthew Davidson News ~  August 21, 2013   

Greetings! ,  

Matthew Davidson was honored to be invited to perform last month at Seacrest Studios at Children's Medical Center in Dallas, TX. The Ryan Seacrest Foundation has built broadcast media centers within five pediatric hospitals to provide both entertainment and a creative outlet to patients. After Matthew's performance, The Chinn Guitar Project, founded by Ken and Tara Chinn, presented 11 donated guitars to Children's Medical Center to be used in the Music Therapy department. The guitars were donated by Mundt Music in Longview, Texas. Click the photo below to view the event video. The song in the video, "One More Beautiful Thing", was written by Matthew Davidson and Greg Walton. 

Matthew Davidson at Children's Medical Center in Dallas
Video of Matthew Davidson at Children's Medical Center in Dallas

Thanks to Michael Granberry from The Dallas Morning News for his article about the donation and visit, which will help to raise awareness of this project. Please reply to this email if you would like to get involved. Click HERE for the complete article.

Next on MDB's schedule is a performance at Madison Park El Chico on Sat., Aug. 24th from 6-9 PM. It's always a fun time when MDB plays at El Chico! Invite your friends to meet you there!

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!

Matthew is a member of The Brotherhood of the Guitar, which is sponsored by:

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Seacrest Studios at Children's Medical Center - Dallas

Ken and Tara Chinn with guitar recipient

Second Saturday in Marshall, TX - 8:45 PM

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Second Saturday in Marshall, TX on Sat., Sept. 14th at 8:45 PM. We love performing in music-friendly Marshall! Hope you will save the date and join us!
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
Seacrest Studios
Marshall Second Saturday
Children's Medical Center
Bedford Blues & BBQ
Digifest South
Matthew's EP - "Step Up"
MDB T-shirts
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
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Children's Medical Center Magazine & Video
Click HERE to read more in "Children's Med Dallas" magazine.

Click HERE to view video of Red Balloon Network July Highlights. 

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. 
Digifest South -  Fri, Sept. 20th

Digifest South weekend will kick off with a free concert downtown under the Texas Street Bridge. The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing, followed by Super Water Sympathy! Stay tuned for more details. 
Order Matthew's  EP - "Step Up"
Photo by Neil Johnson/Design by Brad Kozak
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:



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


Fri., Sept. 20 - "Digifest South" Opening Night Concert- Under the Texas Street Bridge - 6:00 PM


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


Sat., Oct. 12 -Louisiana Seafood Festival-New Orleans, LA- 11:00am - Noon 


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


Fri., Nov. 8 - Matthew and Greg at Artspace - Shreveport, LA - 5:00 - 8:00 pm


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