Matthew Davidson News ~  Oct. 9,  2013   


Hello! 
  
We're happy to report that Matthew recently placed in the Top 10 in an international guitar contest sponsored by Capitol Records and The Beach Boys! Contestants were required to play the guitar along with a previously unreleased Beach Boys track. Matthew's video was produced at The Pond Studios by Jimmy Wooten and Cody Lowery. Click "Play" below to view his
Top 10 contest entry:
 
 
 
This weekend, the band heads 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. We'd love to have a great turnout, so please share this with your friends in the New Orleans area!
 
 
 
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!
  
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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MusicFest - Eldorado, AR

"The weekend features 30 different acts ranging from folk music, contemporary rock and roll, hip hop and country. From established musicians like Frank Foster to up and comers like 15 year old guitarist Matthew Davidson, each act had a distinct sound."  - KTVE Channel 10 



"Feast-ival" - Plano, TX - Sat., Oct. 26th

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Feast-ival in Downtown Plano, TX on Sat., Oct. 26 at from 2:00- 3:00 PM.
Festival details are:
Time: 10 AM-8 PM
Where: Historic Downtown Plano, 15th Street, Haggard Park
Attendance: 10,000 - 12,000
Format: Family-friendly, activities for all ages
Key Features: Culinary and Entertainment
Beneficiary: Assistance Center of Collin County

HIGHLIGHTS
Food from Plano's Top Restaurants
Live Entertainment All Day
Living for Zachary's IncREDible HeartRun (5 K), Register to Run
Living for Zachary Heart Screenings (ages 12-22)
Fire Truck Pull, Register Your Team
Kid's Activity Area
Artisan/Merchant Booths
2nd Annual GREAT Pumpkin Race, Register Your Pumpkin 
Vintage Car Show
House of Blues Dallas - Sat., Oct. 26th

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the House of Blues Dallas on the Voodoo Stage in Crossroads Restaurant from 9:00 - 11:30 pm on Sat., Oct. 26th. This is an all-ages show and admission is free!
About Matthew Davidson -  

"Having been in the recording business for so many years and with so many great artists, I can honestly say that this young man, Matthew Davidson, has all the makings of a Superstar artist. It'll be a pleasure to watch him become that Superstar."   
~Hal Blaine, legendary "Wrecking Crew" drummer and member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame who played on numerous hit records of the 60's - 70's 
 
"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
 

 

"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
MusicFest El Dorado
"Feast-ival" - Plano, TX
House of Blues Dallas
"Up with Downs" Buddy Walk
Music
At: Guitar Center
MDB T-shirts
Year of Louisiana Music
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
"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.    
"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!


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. 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 

 

Sat., May 24 - Mudbug Madness - Shreveport, LA 4:00 - 6:00 PM