Matthew Davidson News ~  Oct. 1 , 2013   



Greetings! ,  

The Matthew Davidson Band will be back on the road for the next two upcoming weekends! First up is a performance at MusicFest El Dorado on Sat., Oct. 5th from 2:00 - 3:30 PM on the Murphy USA Stage. Click HERE for ticket information. We're excited to be a part of this festival, which is a four-time winner of  the "Arkansas Festival of the Year" award! Just because it's called Musicfest doesn't mean that music is all this festival has to offer. Come early and stay late for vendors, shopping, food and fun...including a Kids' World area with inflatables, face painting, and games. 
 

After MusicFest, MDB heads in the opposite direction to return to New Orleans! They will be performing at the Louisiana Seafood Festival at City Park Festival Grounds on Sat., Oct. 12 at 11:00 am. Here's some info from the festival's website: 
Our three-day festival offers more and more every year:

 

* An Incredible Musical Lineup 
 
* A 4,000 Square Foot Covered Pavilion featuring celebrity chef demonstrations.
 
* A Kid's Pavilion with special activities from the Louisiana Children's Museum .
 
* An Arts & Crafts Village showcasing gifts, décor and more.
 
* Food and Beverages from some of the best vendors in the state.
 
* FREE Admission - bring your friends and family!
 
 
  
Digifest South Concert - MDB with special guest Jimmy Wooten -photo by M.C. Rollo

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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Digifest South
MDB enjoyed opening for Super Water Sympathy at the Digifest South Kickoff Concert under the Texas Street Bridge in downtown Shreveport. We appreciate Jimmy Wooten for sitting in on bass for the show, and thanks to M.C. Rollo and Mollie Corbett for the photos that they took! 
Photo by M.C. Rollo
Through the eyes of a child....Photo by Mollie Corbett
Greg Walton - Photo by Mollie Corbett
Kyle McClanahan - Photo by Mollie Corbett
Jimmy Wooten - Photo by Mollie Corbett

"At: Guitar Center" - Sept. 2013
The Sept. issue of "At:Guitar Center" can be viewed online HERE. Matthew is featured under the heading "Tomorrow's Guitar Heroes" on page 24!


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
 
"Matthew just puts on a fantastic show and is a great showman for his age. He's so professional and experienced and he's played in so many big arenas already in his young career. He's super polished and polite and a good entertainer. He's a good kid."
~Nancy Canson, Co-Director of Boogie Woogie Program in Marshall, TX, "Marshall News-Messenger", Sept. 14, 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

 Media:

Marshall News-Messenger - Sept., 2013

K94.5 - New Single/Guitar Center Mag. - Sept., 2013

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
Digifest South
At: Guitar Center
Music on the Couch
"Up with Downs" Buddy Walk
Music
MDB T-shirts
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
Music on the Couch - now online

Matthew was a guest of Vinny Marini, host of "Music on the Couch" on Mon., Sept. 30th. Click HERE and scroll down to the Blog Talk Radio player.  Matthew's segment begins at the 139:15 mark. 


"Up with Downs" Buddy Walk - Oct. 19th

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the 2013 "Up with Downs" Buddy Walk on the campus of LSU-S in Shreveport. Click HERE to register, or to make a donation. The walk starts at 9 am, with The Matthew Davidson Band performing from 10:30 am - Noon.

"Up With Downs in cooperation with the National Down Syndrome Society annually hosts the Shreveport\Bossier City Buddy Walk. This event is designed to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness in our community during the month of October. You'll find that this is a wonderful family-friendly event that is a great way to meet and mingle with family and friends while celebrating the abilities and achievements of those with Down syndrome.

The Shreveport/Bossier City Buddy Walk has become the primary fundraiser for Up With Downs. We'd love to see you join us on Saturday October 19th as we celebrate together."

For more 2013 Buddy Walk information, please contact Jennifer Griffith at 318-655-1252 or email upwithdowns@hotmail.com.
Music
 
  
Matthew's new single "Heartbreaker" is now on iTunes and Amazon! "Heartbreaker" was written by Matthew and Greg Walton. It will only take one dollar and one minute to show your support. We hope you will click HERE to download "Heartbreaker" from iTunes now! (If you have an extra minute, please leave a Rating and Review on iTunes while you're there). Thanks!
 
2012 Debut EP:
Photo by Neil Johnson/Design by Brad Kozak
You can order a physical copy online from Matthew's website, or download it from iTunes. 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., Oct. 5 - MusicFest - Downtown El Dorado, AR - 2:00-3:30 PM

 

Sat., Oct. 12 -Louisiana Seafood Festival-New Orleans, LA- 11:00-11:45 am

  

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., Oct. 26 - House of Blues Voodoo Stage - Dallas, TX - 9:00-11:30 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