Matthew Davidson News ~  September 9,  2014   


 

 

    

We're happy to finally be able to see and share footage of Matthew and his band from "Cities in Blue - Texas". This program was part of a series that aired on HiFi Television in Canada. These clips were filmed in 2012 at the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival in Linden, Texas. Interviewed in these segments are: Russell Wright, Bernita Walker (T-Bone Walker's daughter) and Matthew Davidson. (Narrated by Danny Marks.) Click HERE for more information about the "Cities in Blue" series. Click on the arrow below to see selected segments from the hour long program.

"Cities in Blue - Texas" - clips featuring Matthew Davidson - filmed in 2012

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival which will be held for the first time in Longview, TX on Friday, Sept. 12 at 8:00 pm. 

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival Begins This Week
Posted: Sep 07, 2014 on KYTX Website
By Kevin Boyce 
LONGVIEW (KYTX) - "The sound of guitars will soon flood the Maude Cobb Convention Center. The 9th Annual T-Bone Walker Blues Festival will take center stage. Chairperson of the Cultural Activities Advisory Commission Debbie Fontaine says she hopes it generates interest in what she describes as "real" music.  "People think blues is a lost art. When you see someone young playing older music, it generates interest with 12, 13, 14 year olds. " - Debbie Fontaine, Cultural Activities Advisory Board

She says nearly 150 Longview hotel rooms have already been reserved for the 2-day festival and that number is expected to grow quickly. That means money for other Longview arts. Longview has a 9 cent hotel occupancy tax  that is used to fund things like the Longview symphony, and a handful of museums. The festival is named after East Texas Blues legend Aaron Walker and has attracted some big names in the world of blues.  Jimmie Vaughan, Rick Derringer, and Matthew Davidson are all on the schedule. The festival begins Friday." Click HERE for the complete schedule. 

Photo by Ron Munden  - taken at the 2013 T-Bone Walker Blues Festival

 
 
The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at "Grapefest" in Grapevine, TX on Sunday, Sept. 14 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm on the DFW Audi Main Stage. Click HERE for details. 
 
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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T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Fri., Sept. 12 - 8 PM
Matthew Davidson is honored to be invited back for his 5th performance at the T-Bone Walker Blues Fest. His band will be performing on Friday, Sept. 12th from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. Headliners for 2014 include Jimmie Vaughan and Rick Derringer.


Click HERE to purchase tickets to the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival on Friday, Sept. 12. Tickets to the outdoor stage only are $20 and can be purchased at the gate. However, you can purchase a reserved seat indoors for $25 (or more), and this ticket will also allow you access to the outdoor stage.
ArkLaMiss Fair - Monroe, LA 

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at The ArkLaMiss Fair in Monroe, LA on Sat., Sept. 20 from 6:30 - 10:30 pm. The fair's location is on the grounds of The Monroe Civic Center. Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for children (ages 2-11). Click HERE for more details.  

Louisiana Music Factory 
 
Matthew's second EP "Cross My Heart" can now be purchased at Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans. To order online, click HERE
  

"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 -  

 "I think Matthew is going to continue to grow and be a huge artist one day." ~ James Burton, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist for Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, and many more
Photo by John Linden

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In This Issue
T-Bone Walker Blues Festival
ArkLaMiss Fair - Monroe, LA
Louisiana Music Factory
At: Guitar Center
"Boo at the Zoo" - New Orleans
Upcoming Shows
"Cross My Heart" EP
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"Boo at the Zoo" - Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, LA

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at "Boo at the Zoo" at Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, LA on Friday, Oct. 24 from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now! A limited number of tickets will be sold for each night of "Boo at the Zoo". Click HERE for details. 

Upcoming Schedule

  

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


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un. Sept. 14 - Grapefest - Grapevine, TX - 4:30 - 6:00 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

 

Wed., Nov 5th - Fri., Nov 7th - "The Wiz" - Caddo Magnet High School - 6:30 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