Matthew Davidson News ~  Oct. 30, 2013   


Hello! 
    
The Matthew Davidson Band is headed to Baton Rouge, LA for two shows this Saturday, Nov. 2nd at the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. The band will be performing from 2:30 - 4:00 pm and 4:30 - 6:00 pm. Click HERE for ticket information. 
We'd love to see you at the Fair!
 
Matthew Davidson at House of Blues Dallas

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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House of Blues Dallas

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

Matthew Davidson

Greg Walton

Kyle McClanahan

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, former 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
  

"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 of Matthew 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
House of Blues Dallas
"Feast-ival" - Plano, TX
"Heartbreaker" Review
Music
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"Heartbreaker" Review - Something Else Reviews

"You might, with so many deep blues connections, expect 15-year-old Louisiana guitar prodigy Matthew Davidson's new single to sound rootsy and raw. Instead, he draws in sounds and textures from a stirringly broad musical spectrum. "Heartbreaker" isn't a Led Zeppelin-like reworking of a dusty old blues side; it's a new melding of things both enduring and freshly conceived.

 

Davidson begins with an anthem's bravado, before settling into a ruminative riff - sounding something like Toad the Wet Sprocket sitting in with Ben Folds. He then slowly builds back toward a chorus that swipes a line from Pat Benatar. Those mix-and-match influences give the song a timeless pop-rock feel. Then, in an interesting head fake, Davidson rips off a flinty, deeply emotional guitar solo, recalling Stevie Ray Vaughan's early-1980s collaborations with David Bowie.

 

It seems clear that, when Davidson wasn't appearing on stage at the B.B. King Blues Club, the Pinetop Perkins Homecoming Festival and at the old Louisiana Hayride, he was listening to pop and rock sounds - both modern and from well before his time.

 

This intriguing new talent has drawn the interest of bassist Joe Osborn, who's produced Davidson's debut disc. Osborn, of course, was a member of the legendary sessions group known as the Wrecking Crew, which leapt over similar musical boundaries in the 1960s and '70s - playing with everyone from Simon and Garfunkel and the Fifth Dimension to the Carpenters and Glen Campbell.

 

As Davidson returns to the bridge, it's easy to appreciate what Osborn saw in the youngster. "Heartbreaker" comes back full circle, with Davidson launching into a chest-filling sing-along.  An empowering look at that moment when goodbye seems like the only answer, this song feels like something handcrafted for a mainstream radio audience, even as it boasts splashes of timeless grit." ~ Nick Derisio, Something Else Reviews, Oct. 27, 2013

More info in the next newsletter!

Matthew's Music
 
  
Matthew's new single "Heartbreaker" is now on iTunes and Amazon! "Heartbreaker" was written by Matthew and Greg Walton. We hope you will click HERE to download "Heartbreaker" from iTunes now!  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!


Upcoming Schedule

 

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 - 6:00 - 9:00 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