Matthew Davidson News ~  July 8,  2014   



The Matthew Davidson Band is excited to be opening for Austin Mahone on Sat., July 12th at Blue Bayou/ Dixie Landin' (18142 Perkins Road) in Baton Rouge, LA! Austin is an 18-year old recording artist signed to Republic Records. He was one of Taylor Swift's opening acts on her Red tour and he headlined the 2014 MTV's Artist to Watch tour. Austin has amassed over 6 million twitter followers and over 4 million Instagram followers. The band appreciates this opportunity to perform in front of the large crowd that will be at Blue Bayou for this concert! Hope our friends and fans can be there for it!
Gates to the concert green will open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7:00. Lawn Chairs and/or blankets may be brought into the park after 6:00 P.M. A limited number of reserved chairs will be available on the Monday morning before each concert beginning at 9:00 A.M. You may call the park at (225) 753-3333 to reserve these seats. The concert is included in the price of park admission.

Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin' Concert Area

The Matthew Davidson Band at Celebration on the Cane

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 - July 4th

Bistro Byronz - Friday, July 25, 7:00 - 9:00 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
Celebration on the Cane
Bistro Byronz
Nicky's Mexican Restaurant
"Cross My Heart" EP
At: Guitar Center
Upcoming Shows
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Celebration on the Cane
Filming for Natchitoches Tourism Project

Nicky's Mexican Restaurant - Thursday, July 17
The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Nicky's in Bossier City on Thursday, July 17 from 6-9 pm. This is an all-ages show. Hope you join us on the patio!

Matthew's Music
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

Sat., July 12 - Opening for Austin Mahone at Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin - 18142 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, LA - 7:00pm 


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


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


Sun., Aug 17 - Superior Grill - Shreveport, LA -6:30 -10:00 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. 20 - Ark-La-Miss Fair - Monroe Civic Center - Monroe, LA -6:30 - 10:30 pm


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


Sat., Oct. 11 - Red River Revel - 12:15 - 1:00 pm


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