Matthew Davidson News ~  Jan. 10, 2014   

Happy New Year! We hope you had a great holiday with your family and friends. 

We're hoping to have another busy and fun year in 2014. First on the schedule is a performance by Matthew and Greg at Bistro Byronz on Sat., Jan. 25th from 7:00 - 9:00 PM. 


Update on the  "Grammy Amplifier" contest: Thanks to those of you who took the time to support Matthew in this contest. He finished the first round at position #11 out of 25 finalists, and has now moved on to the judging round. We really appreciate your help in making this possible. 

Please check out the band's schedule in the newsletter below and see if they will be playing near you. We hope you will forward this newsletter to your friends. Thank you for your support!


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New Music in 2014
Matthew, Greg and Kyle spent some time recording over the holidays. New music coming in 2014!
A Blues Christmas
Thanks to The Brotherhood of the Guitar and the Director of Artist Relations at Guitar Center for sending this Fender Blues, Jr. amp in time for some December performances. 

About Matthew Davidson -  
"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." ~Nick DeRiso, Something Else Reviews, Oct. 2013 
"We were impressed  with the band's performance, poise, and stage presence. And of course, Matthew's proficiency on the guitar! We'll be hearing more from him, I'm sure."  ~Stephen Lundgren, Stage Manager, 2013 Louisiana Seafood Festival 


In This Issue
New Music
A Blues Christmas
Music Scholarship for Greg Walton
At: Guitar Center
Upcoming Shows
Join Our Mailing List
AFM Local 116 Music Scholarship
Congrats to Greg Walton, MDB's keyboardist, for being awarded a $500 scholarship from the American Federation of Musicians Local 116. We're proud of you, Greg! 

Greg and John Howe, Local 116 President
Matthew's Music
Matthew's 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., Jan. 25 - Matthew and Greg at Bistro Byronz - Shreveport, LA - 7:00 - 9:00 pm   


Fri., Jan. 31 - Matthew and Greg at Arthur's Bar & Grill, Southern Trace Country Club, (Members and their guests only) Shreveport, LA   - 6:00 - 9:00 pm


Sun., March 16 - "Hearts for Heroes" 5K Race - Shreveport, LA - 4:00 pm


Friday, April 11 - "Holiday in Dixie" - Festival Plaza - Shreveport, LA  - 8:30 - 10:30 pm


Sat., April 12 - "Party for the Planet" - Alexandria Zoo - Alexandria, LA - 11:00 am - 2:30 pm


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


The band is looking for venue and festival performance opportunities for 2014. Please reply to this email with any suggestions! Thanks!