Matthew Davidson News ~  July 26,  2014   


 

 

  
  
Thanks to K94.5 for always being so supportive of MDB! Check out this link at their website for a post about our concert opening for Austin Mahone. The article was also posted at ontheteenbeat.com


The James Burton Guitar Showdown (Talent Contest) is an opportunity for elementary, middle and high school guitarists. Email or call Eddie Schiro for an application (see contact information below) or click HERE to download the application form (Past winners are not eligible to participate).  The auditions are Sat., Aug. 16, with the finalists competing at the James Burton International Guitar Festival on Sat., Aug. 23rd at 3:30 pm. (Matthew won his first electric guitar in the 2007 James Burton Guitar Showdown!) 

Matthew (age 9) with James Burton at the
2007 Guitar Showdown

 
Please check out the band's schedule in the newsletter below and see if we will be playing near you. We hope you will forward this newsletter to your friends. Thank you for your support! 
 

 

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Nicky's in Bossier City

 

"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!


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
Nicky's
At: Guitar Center
Superior Grill
James Burton Guitar Festival
Upcoming Shows
"Cross My Heart" EP
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Superior Grill - Sun., Aug. 17th

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Superior Grill in Shreveport on Sunday, Aug. 17th from 6:30 - 10:00 PM.  

James Burton International Guitar Festival
 
Click HERE for the complete festival schedule and lineup. The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the "James Burton 75th Birthday Bash", which will be on Friday, Aug. 22 on the Riverside Stage in downtown Shreveport. MDB's performance time is 6:15 - 6:45 pm, with James Burton performing at 8:00 pm. Admission is free for this event.
Upcoming Schedule

  

Sun., Aug 17 - Superior Grill - Shreveport, LA -6:30 -10:00 pm

 

Fri. Aug. 22 - James Burton International Guitar Festival, Riverside Stage, Shreveport, LA -  6:15 - 6:45 pm

  

Fri., Sept. 12 - T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Longview, TX -  8:00 - 9:00 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

 

Sun., Sept 28 - South Street Art Festival - 1:00 -2:00 pm - Arlington, TX

 

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

 

Fri., Oct. 24 - "Boo at the Zoo" - Audubon Zoo - New Orleans, LA - 5:30 pm

 

Fri., Dec. 19 - Holiday Trail of Lights Event - Alexandria Zoo - Alexandria, LA - 6:00 - 7:30 pm

 

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: 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