Matthew Davidson News ~  June 26,  2014   


 

 

 
 
The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at The Superior Grill on Sunday, June 29 from 6:30 - 10:00 pm. Hope you will come out and enjoy the show!
 


June 25, 2014 was The Matthew Davidson's 4th birthday! The band's first performance was with Bruce Flett and Greg Clifford on the patio at Madison Park El Chico. Thanks for your support that night, and over the past 4 years!
MDB at El Chico - June 25, 2010
 
  
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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Celebration on the Cane
MDB will be performing at "Celebration on the Cane" on the Natchitoches downtown riverbank stage on July 4th from 3:30 - 5:00 pm. The family-friendly free event will include food, classic car show, children's activities, music and fireworks. 

The Natchitoches Tri-Centennial Steering Committee has partnered with the City of Natchitoches to present an All-American Fourth of July at Celebration on the Cane on Friday, July 4, 2014 in downtown Natchitoches.  The free event will feature a classic car show, food, music, fireworks and fun. 

The festivities will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a mini-car show featuring classic Chevys on Front Street.  Front Street from Church Street to Trudeau will be closed to traffic to allow for the car show. On the riverbank, children of all ages will be able to enjoy inflatable water slides and bounce houses while food vendors will serve up Fourth of July treats such as Italian ice, funnel cakes, and meat pies.  In addition, Dog Pound Concessions will sell $2 hotdogs and $3 hotdog combos as part of the All-American Tri-Centennial Fourth of July celebration.  Trinket vendors will be on site with Fourth of July memorabilia and souvenirs.

 

At 3:00 p.m., Shreveport native Ken Krefft will remind everyone of the true meaning of the Fourth of July celebration by reciting the Declaration of Independence on the riverbank stage.  Krefft will recite the document from memory dressed in period attire.

 

Musical entertainment kicks off at 3:30 p.m. with the upbeat sounds of the Matthew Davidson Band.   The Matthew Davidson Band is a rock and blues band from Shreveport that has performed extensively in Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi.  The band will play from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 

At 6:00 pm, The Tricentennial Allstars will take the stage to perform prior to the Fourth of July fireworks display.  The Tricentennial Allstars is an eclectic mixture of musicians made up of members of Johnny Earthquake and the Moondoogs, Hardrick Rivers Revue, Bill O'Con & Badd Apple and many more Natchitoches area musicians.This gathering of musical talent will feature at least 10 musicians on stage including a full horn section. The band will perform a wide variety of rock and roll, R&B, country, blues, zydeco and more.  The Tricentennial Allstars will perform live on the riverbank stage from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The festivities will conclude with a spectacular fireworks show over Cane River Lake at 9:00 p.m.

Admission to Celebration on the Cane is free and open to the public.

In preparation for the fireworks show, the Church Street Bridge will close to all traffic, including pedestrians and motorists, at 8:30 p.m. In addition, Williams Avenue from Whitfield to Henry Avenue will also close at 8:30 p.m. The roadway and bridge will reopen after the fireworks show is completed.

The downtown riverbank and the section of Front Street between Church Street and Trudeau will be closed to motorists all day on July 4. Those attending Celebration on the Cane should make plans to park on Front Street or elsewhere within the Natchitoches Historic District.

For more information, please call the Natchitoches Main Street Office at (318) 352-2746. 

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
Celebration on the Cane
Louisiana Jazz Cats Concert
Drummer Needed
New EP "Cross My Heart"
At: Guitar Center
Upcoming Shows
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Louisiana Jazz Cats Concert

The Shreveport Summer Music Festival hosted its Louisiana Jazz Camp this week on the campus of Louisiana State University in Shreveport. Students will perform in the Jazz Cats Concert on Friday, June 27 at the LSU-Shreveport Student Center Theater at 7:00 pm.  The Jazz Camp Faculty will be performing at the same location on Sat., June 28 at 7:00 pm. Both concerts are free.
Drummer Needed


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: http://www.matthewdavidson.net/Music.html. We hope you will check it out! Thanks for your support!
 
Reviews:
 

"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

Fri., June 27 - Matthew at Louisiana Jazz Cats Concert - LSU-S Student Center Theater - 7:00 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 

 

Thurs. July 17 - Nicky's on Viking Drive, Bossier City, LA - 6:30 - 9:30

  

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 -  6:45-7:15 pm

  

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