Matthew Davidson News ~  April 3, 2014   


 
  
The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing on the patio stage at Nicky's Mexican Restaurant at 2701 Viking Drive in Bossier City on Sat., April 5th from 6:30 - 10:00 pm. 
PLEASE NOTE:
Patio seating at Nicky's is for ages 21 and up only, so we hope our adult fans can join us for this show!
 
 

The band is excited to be invited back for the fourth time to perform at Holiday in Dixie on Friday, April 11. Come join us at Festival Plaza from 8:30 - 10:30 pm!

Photo by John Linden

 

 

Matthew visited several colleges in the Nashville, TN area over Spring Break. While in town, he was invited to sit in at the weekly Nashville Blues Society Monday Night Jam in downtown Nashville. Thanks to everyone in the Andy T & Nick Nixon Band for their hospitality! Click on the video link below to hear "Sweet Home Chicago". 

Nashville Blues Society Jam - Andy T & Nick Nixon Band  w/ guest Matthew Davidson
Nashville Blues Society Jam - Andy T & Nick Nixon Band w/ guest Matthew Davidson

 

 

The Matthew Davidson Band enjoyed performing at "Patty in the Plaza". Thanks to  K94.5 for this article they posted on their website in conjunction with "Patty in the Plaza":

 

"The Matthew Davidson Band, fronted by local guitar wunderkind Matthew Davidson, opened up Patty in the Plaza with some original songs and covers. You wouldn't expect someone who just got his driving permit to possess such skill, but the 16-year-old Davidson certainly has it in spades. Shreveport's been garnering national attention for its wealth of talented musicians, and Davidson seems poised to follow suit." ~ Townsquare Media

 

    

 

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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Party for the Planet - Alexandria Zoo - Sat., April 12

The Matthew Davidson Band had a blast last year at "Party for the Planet" at Alexandria Zoo and appreciates the invitation to return this year. Performances will be from 11:00 - 12:30 pm and 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Click HERE for event details and hope to see you at the zoo!
"Shreveport's Bluebirds soaring into 27th Year" -  article in "The Shreveport Times" by John Prime

Thanks to John Prime for asking Matthew to comment on what the Bluebirds have meant to his career. Click HERE for the complete article. 

"I will always be grateful for all that Bruce Flett and The Bluebirds have done for me," says one local guitarist on the rise, Matthew Davidson, still not old enough to buy a beer or vote, and barely old enough to drive or join the service. "I first met Bruce at a musicians' jam at Christian Services Hospitality House in April of 2010. He invited me to sit in the next week with The Bluebirds at El Chico for Cinco de Mayo. All of The Bluebirds were so nice and welcoming to me that night, and took me under their wing.

"Bruce kept inviting me to play with them after that night, and less than two months later, The Matthew Davidson Band was performing on the patio of the Madison Park El Chico," continued Davidson, who also has received support and encouragement from such legendary local players and session giants as guitarist James Burton (Elvis, John Denver, Emmylou Harris) and Joe Osborn (Fifth Dimension, Carpenters, Johnny Rivers.) "Bruce was the bassist for my band for over a year, and we have played together on other occasions since then."

The Bluebirds' extended family also has helped such budding talent. "Jerry Beach became my guitar teacher for a while, and I really enjoyed my lessons with him and look up to him," Davidson continued. "All of The Bluebirds ((Bruce, Jerry, Robin, Zeke (Seighman), and Stan(ton Hoffman)) taught me so much and I had a great time performing with such talented musicians. Those performances with them were the real beginning of my music career and I'll never forget that." - John Prime, The Shreveport Times, March 26, 2014

Patty in the Plaza - March 15


Nashville Blues Society Jam - March 24

Belmont University college tour - Nashville, TN
#BelmontOrBust
Matthew and his twin sister Sarah

Drummer Needed
Ideally, we are focusing our search for  teen musicians between the ages of 15-19, but we are open to receive information from anyone who is interested.



 
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
Party for the Planet
The Bluebirds 27th Birthday
Patty in the Plaza
Nashville Blues Society
Belmont University
Drummer Needed
Bugs Henderson Tribute Concert
Sprint for the Seals
Bistro Byronz
Music
At: Guitar Center
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Bugs Henderson Memorial Concert - Sat., April 19

Featuring - Jr. Mike Clark & The Journeymen , Wes Jeans, The Alan Fox Band, Donnie Pendleton, Rose Henderson Group, SoulFarmer, Jamie Raye, Daboogiemen, Matthew Davidson, Grant Cook, Chris Oliver, Jackie Don Loe, Perry Jones, Bobby Chitwood, Bart Allen Fields-Realty, Joseph Amanda Drew. 

Dallas's FIRST opportunity to FINALLY come together to honor of the career, life and legacy of Bugs Henderson! Join us for a night full of love, laughter and memories. 

Poor David's Pub in Dallas, TX
Open Jam from 6-8 pm
Bands start at 8 pm
Click HERE for the Facebook event. 

Matthew had the opportunity to perform with Bugs on four occasions. Each time, Bugs was encouraging, gracious and fun! We appreciate his support and wish we could have had more time to get to know him better. Good memories!
Bugs & Matthew 2010
Bugs & Matthew 2010
Bugs and Matthew 2011
Bugs and Matthew 2011

"Sprint for the Seals" 5K Race - March 16

Bistro Byronz - March 22


Matthew and Greg enjoyed performing at Bistro Byronz. Mark your calendar for their upcoming shows at this venue: July 25, Aug. 16 and Dec. 20.
Matthew's Music
New Music Coming Soon!
 
  
Matthew's single "Heartbreaker" is 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., April 5 - Nicky's Mexican Restaurant Patio Stage, 2701 Viking Drive, Bossier City - AGES 21 AND UP ONLY ON THE PATIO - 6:30 - 10:00 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., April 19 - Bugs Henderson Tribute - Poor David's Pub - Dallas, TX - 6:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Sat., May 3 - Caddo Magnet High School Prom, Shreveport, LA

 

Fri., May 9 - AlleyFest in Downtown Longview, TX - 4:00 5:00 pm

 

Thurs., May 15 - Spring Concert at Provenance Community, Shreveport, LA - 6:00 - 8:30 pm

 

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

 

 Fri., May 30 - Free Fridays Forever - under the Texas Street Bridge - downtown Shreveport - 5:00 - 8:00 pm

 

Tues., June 17 - Concert in the Park - Hulen Park Gazebo, Cleburne, TX - 8:00 - 9:00 pm

  

Fri., July 25 - Matthew & Greg at Bistro Byronz - Shreveport, LA - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

 

Sat., Aug. 16 - Matthew & Greg at Bistro Byronz - Shreveport, LA - 7:00 - 9:00 pm

  

Fri., Sept. 12 - T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Longview, TX 8:45 - 10:00 pm

 

Sat., Dec. 20 - Matthew & Greg at Bistro Byronz - Shreveport, LA  - 7:00 - 9:00 pm