Matthew Davidson News ~  April 25, 2014   

We're excited to share this review which was published in The Shreveport Times this week: 

 "If there's anything to be said of Matthew Davidson's music, it's that you never truly know what to expect. His ability to capture the essence of his roots in jazz and blues but stay relevant are always what intrigues me about Davidson's appeal. His second EP, "Cross My Heart" (available now on iTunes), showcases a more mature singer/songwriter appeal. That's not to say that his guitar doesn't take center stage at times, but he weaves it in and out in a succinct manner.



The first track on the five-song album is "Read My Mind." It's perhaps the most "pop" song on the album. Think One Direction with a Southern rock edge. It's safe to say if Davidson doesn't make a career out of being a musician, he definitely can write potential Top 40 music. "Heartbreaker" follows with a more passionate Davidson, where "love turns to hate then all trust is gone." Davidson's band mate, Greg Walton, from "The Matthew Davidson Band" also showcases keys and vocals on the track as well as "Diamond Ring" and "One More Beautiful Thing." "Diamond Ring" is the epic rise this EP needed, and the entire song is a dreamy Louisiana listen. Kyle McClanahan, Davidson's drummer for the MDB, also appears on this track. Hearing the next track, "One More Beautiful Thing" is almost like revisiting a Beatles B-Side. It's got the catchy tunes and harmony the four-some were known for, and Davidson carries this with both Walton and McClanahan. The guitar and drum solos are beautiful. "Overseas" is my favorite track and final song on "Cross My Heart." It's got a hard beat and a stellar guitar solo that would have Stevie Ray Vaughan stunned.


Overall the album is solid and breaks away from what Davidson has done in the past, which is good as a growing musician (he's only 16). Let's see what's next for Davidson, his career can only continue to flourish." - Derick Jones, Entertainment Editor, The Shreveport Times, April 23, 2014

"Cross My Heart" is available on iTunes and AmazonYou can purchase a physical copy online at this link: or at the band's live performances. Musicians on the recording are: Matthew Davidson, Greg Walton, Kyle McClanahan & Jimmy Wooten. Two of the songs on the EP were written by Matthew, and three of the songs were co-written by Matthew and Greg. We hope you will support their effort! 


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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AlleyFest in Longview, TX
The Matthew Davidson Band performs on Friday, May 9 at 4:00 pm. 
Caddo Magnet High School Jazz Band Concert - April 17

Heliopolis - April 16, 2014 -Click HERE for the complete article by Robert Trudeau.

Music on the Couch

Matthew will be a guest of Vinny Marini, host of "Music on the Couch", on Monday, May 12. The internet radio show begins at 9 PM Central Time, with Matthew's interview scheduled for 11:15 PM Central Time. (This is the "New Music" segment, and Vinny will be playing songs from Matthew's new EP "Cross My Heart".
About Matthew Davidson -  

"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. ~

Justin Massoud, K94.5


"I covered the music scene in Shreveport from 1976 to 1991 and encountered a wide range of talented players. Matthew could easily hold his own with any of them. Talent like his is a divine gift, and I hope he takes his potential to the limit - and beyond." ~ John Andrew Prime, writer for The Shreveport Times, 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
Caddo Magnet Jazz Band
"Cross My Heart" review
Music on the Couch
Caddo Jazz Honor Band at Artbreak
Provenance Community Concert
Bugs Henderson Tribute Concert
New Music "Cross My Heart"
At: Guitar Center
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Caddo Parish High School Jazz Honor Band at Artbreak Festival
Matthew and Greg were selected for the Caddo Parish High School Jazz Honor Band. The band will be performing at Artbreak at the Shreveport Convention Center on Sat., April 26 at 2:45 pm. 
Spring Concert at Provenance Community - May 15

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing in Windrush Park at Provenance Community on Thursday, May 15 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM as part of their Spring Concert Series. This performance is free and open to the public.Bring your own chairs, blankets, snacks - and bring your friends and family! 
Bugs Henderson Memorial Concert - Sat., April 19

Matthew with Rose Henderson
Matthew's Music
New Music Has Arrived! 
Matthew's 2nd EP "Cross My Heart" is now on iTunes and AmazonYou can order a physical copy online at this link: We hope you will check it out! Thanks for your support!

"From the Beatles and Rolling Stones to Muddy Waters and U2, smart teen Matthew Davidson gets it. His new 5-song release, "Cross My Heart," is danceable and effervescent. It's the kind of pop that will make you drive better and make you look good cutting a rug in your living room. Beginning as a kid with a hot hand for blues guitar, Davidson is transitioning to vocalist, songwriter and entertainer. Surrounded by rockin' tunes and effective harmonies, Davidson's package kicks." ~Robert Trudeau, Heliopolis, April 16, 2014 

"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 26 - Caddo Parish High School Jazz Honor Band - Artbreak Festival, Shreveport Convention Center, 2:45 pm


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


Mon., May 12 - "Music on the Couch" internet radio interview with Vinny Marini - 11:15 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


Sat., July 5 - Downtown Rivermarket - Monroe, LA - Noon - 1:30 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., Sept. 27 - Private Event - Dallas, TX


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