Matthew Davidson News 
~  March 9, 2015 



The newsletter took a winter break, but Matthew didn't! He's been busy participating in programs and performances at Caddo Magnet High School: Mardi Gras Pep Rally, Coffeehouse, Open House and Black History Program. Check out the pictures in the newsletter below to see all that's been going on!


We're excited to tell you about the band's upcoming performances this year! (The schedule is listed at the bottom of the newsletter). MDB will be performing at Holiday in Dixie at Festival Plaza on Friday, April 17 at 8:30 pm. The band will be up early the next morning (Sat., April 18) performing at "Sprint for the Seals" at the Stoner Boat Launch at 10:00 am. Here's more info on this event:



Jonas Kelsall and Rob Reeves gallantly lost their lives on Aug. 6, 2011 while serving our country in Afghanistan. It is their bravery and service that is being celebrated with this 5K race. All race proceeds will be donated to the "Heart for Heroes" Program - Samaritan Counseling Center Shreveport-Bossier
 - in the name of Jonas Kelsall and Rob Reeves. 

Date and Starting Time: Saturday, April 18th, 2015. The race will begin at 10:00 am. 

Registration: Early registration is $20 through Fri., April 17th. Race day registration is $25 (cash only). For early registration, you may pay with a credit card online at
 or pay with cash or check at Sport Spectrum (6970 Fern Avenue) or at Caddo Magnet High School (1601 Viking Drive). Register Early! No shirts guaranteed to people who register after April 6.

Race starts and finishes at the Stoner Boat Launch on Clyde Fant Parkway.

Post Party - The Matthew Davidson Band will perform at the post-race party. Snacks and drinks provided. 

Click HERE to register. 


2014 Sprint for the Seals


Thanks to The Shreveport Times for including Matthew in a recent feature -   "What Makes a Prodigy?". We appreciate the support!

Written by John Prime: "Davidson, who has been performing professionally since 2010, got his first guitar at age 3, started taking lessons on an acoustic guitar in the second grade and won his first electric guitar in the 2007 James Burton Foundation's Guitar Showdown.

Two years later he was the youngest of eight guitarists chosen to play with Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the 2009 ARTBREAK. He joined the Shreveport chapter of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 116, at age 12.

"I don't know when I had that 'light bulb' moment," said Davidson, who also steps away from calling himself a prodigy. He said at some point he just noticed he seemed to be improving and enjoying the music and the moment more.

"I had a lot of fun doing that Kenny Wayne Shepherd show and fell in love with it, being in front of a big crowd," he said. "I thought 'I might like to give this a try." He credits the support of his mother, his father, his friends and others with making what success he has had to date possible.

"It helps to have a great support system," he said. "Parents, friends and peers or adults friends in music. That's a huge part of the motivation."

Davidson also has been lucky enough to have boosters in the community who include rock music great Joe Osborn.

"That kid is growing daily as a musician," says Osborn, who has performed as part of the famed Los Angeles rhythm section The Wrecking Crew, has appeared on literally hundreds of Top 10 tunes. His nimble bass work has graced songs ranging from Simon and Garfunkel's "The Boxer" to the Fifth Dimension's "Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In."

"He's not just a kid playing a guitar, he's a musician," Osborn said. "I've played with him a lot, in the studio and live, and I know what it feels like to play in a studio with somebody that 'feels it.' With him, it's like playing with a seasoned veteran."


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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Caddo Magnet Jazz Band - Mardi Gras Pep Rally


Superior Grill  - New Year's Eve
Photo by M.C. Rollo
Photo by M. C. Rollo

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

"Matthew Davidson is an inspiring young artist. Watch out world, here he comes!" ~ Rich Redmond - Drummer (Jason Aldean)/Producer/Speaker

"Davidson is one of Shreveport's most talented teens. See him. And don't ignore the well-crafted original tunes on his CD's."     ~Robert Trudeau, Editor of Shreveport Blog


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In This Issue
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Caddo Magnet High School - Black History Program
LBJ's Voting Rights Address

Caddo Magnet High School Coffeehouse - Jan. 30

Caddo Magnet High School Open House - Jan. 11
Caddo Magnet High School Jazz Band
Accompanying Nia Savoy
MDB at the reception
Upcoming Schedule


Friday, April 17 - Holiday in Dixie - Festival Plaza, Shreveport, LA - 8:30 - 10:30 pm


Sat., April 18 - Sprint for the Seals - Stoner Boat Launch, Shreveport, LA - 10:00 am


Sun., April 26 - Texas Crawfish Festival - Spring, TX - 3:00 - 4:00 pm


Sat., May 23 - Little Walter Music Festival - Alexandria, LA - 1:00 - 2:00 pm


Sat., May 23 - Mudbug Madness - Festival Plaza, Shreveport, LA - 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Sat., May 30 - Dallas International Guitar Festival - Fair Park - Dallas, TX - Time TBD


Wed., July 1 - "Red, White & Boom" at Ellerbe Road Baptist Church, Shreveport, LA  - 7:00 - 9:00 pm


Sat., July 11 - Wedding Reception

Sat., Aug. 8 - Visitor Appreciation Day at Alexandria Zoo - Alexandria, LA  - 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

For booking contact:

Matthew's Music
Matthew's 2nd EP "Cross My Heart" is available on iTunes and AmazonYou can order a physical copy online HERE. 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