Matthew Davidson News ~  June 7,  2014   



We're excited to share the news that Matthew has been selected to attend Grammy Camp in Nashville, TN next week! Grammy Camp Nashville, hosted by Belmont University and produced by The Grammy Foundationoffers selected high school students a 5-day summer music experience, focusing on all aspects of commercial music and taught by industry professionals. Applicants were selected based on submissions of performance and interview videos. 

The Matthew Davidson Band enjoyed performing at "Free Fridays Forever" under the Texas Street Bridge. Thanks to everyone that attended!
Photo by Barbara Beaird 

Thanks to Offbeat Magazine (New Orleans) for reviewing "Cross My Heart" in their June issue (click HERE for the complete review): "Davidson shows his age and tastes with a very pop-radio ready, five-song album that includes two bluesy numbers...Davidson's diversity and willingness to venture out of the blues mold he was cast into will serve him well as he matures. If songs like "Overseas" and "Diamond Ring" are indicators, under the right guidance (and if he drinks his milk), Davidson could grow into yet another Shreveport blues master." ~Nick Pittman, Offbeat, June 1, 2014
Offbeat Magazine - June, 2014


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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Free Fridays Forever in Red River District
Photo by David Becken
Photo by David Becken
Concert in the Park - Cleburne, TX
The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the "Melody Road" Concert Series in Cleburne, TX on Tuesday, June 18 from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. The free concert will be at Hulen Park Gazebo. From the press release: Layland Museum is happy to present for the 11th year free Tuesday night concerts in the Hulen Park gazebo in June, from 8:00-9:00 p.m.  Bring lawn chairs, picnics, dogs and "family" to enjoy the cooler part of the day and our community as we go down "Melody Road" with feel-good country, blues, and Texas red dirt music.

Superior Grill - Sunday, June 29 - 6:30 - 10:00 pm

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 
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In This Issue
Free Fridays Forever
Concert in the Park - Cleburne, TX
Superior Grill June 29
Free Fridays Forever
Drummer Needed
New EP "Cross My Heart"
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Free Fridays Forever in Red River District
Photos by Barbara Beaird

Drummer Needed
We thought we had the drummer position filled, but things changed and now the search is back on! Please reply to this email with suggestions, and please share with your friends. 

Matthew's Music
New EP!
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!

"It's not just that the 16-year-old Matthew Davidson writes his own music, a considerably rare thing among blues prodigies. And it's not just that he deftly combines these rootsy leanings with towering pop hooks. It's not just his boyish good looks, either. It's all of that, as Davidson crafts a sophomore project that is as intriguing as it is offbeat. In the end, Cross My Heart is both a blues record that often moves far afield from the blues, and a pop record with real soul. And it works, principally because of the endless approachability that Davidson brings to things." ~Nick DeRiso, Something Else Reviews, May 14, 2014


"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."~Derick Jones, The Shreveport Times, April 23, 2014 


"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

June 9-13 Matthew at Grammy Camp - Nashville, TN 


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


Sun., June 29 - Superior Grill - Shreveport, LA 6:30 - 10:00 pm


Fri., July 4 - Celebration on the Cane - Natchitoches, LA - Downtown Riverbank Stage - 3:30 - 5:00 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. Aug. 22 - James Burton's Birthday Celebration - Red River District under the Texas Street Bridge - Shreveport, LA - 6:45


Fri., Sept. 12 - T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Longview, TX -  7:15 - 8:15 pm


Sat., Sept. 27 - Private Event - Dallas, TX


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