Matthew Davidson News - April 28, 2015



Last weekend was music-filled...the best kind! Check out photos of the fun from Superior Grill, Artbreak and The Texas Crawfish Festival.

This weekend - The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the "Crawfish Throwdown" at Wilson's Lake Bistineau Inn in Doyline, LA on Saturday, May 2 at 7:00 pm. It's an all-day family-friendly event! See more details on this event below in the newsletter.

And for something about some Jazz at Artspace (downstairs) on Thursday, May 7 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm? The Caddo Parish Talented Arts Program (Visual Artists - both middle and high school) will be having their spring art show opening night reception. Students from the Talented Arts Music Program at Caddo Magnet High School will be providing the entertainment.  Here's a sample of what you can expect to hear:
"Impressions" (John Coltrane) - Jazz - Caddo Parish Talented Arts Program Concert


We are very excited to announce that Matthew will be performing as a guest soloist with The Shreveport Symphony on Sat., May 16 at "Picnic Pops" at Betty Virginia Park. (Rain location - Byrd High School) Hope you will save the date for this free community concert! 




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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Texas Crawfish Festival  - Spring, TX - April 26

Photo by David Becken
Photo by David Becken
Photo by David Becken

Artbreak - Caddo Parish Jazz Honor Band - April 25

Superior Grill - April 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

"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
Photo by David Becken

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"Crawfish Throwdown"- Wilson's Lake Bistineau Inn -Sat.,May 2

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Wilson's Lake Bistineau Inn on Sat., May 2 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  The restaurant is located at 630 Horseshoe Bend Blvd. in Doyline, LA. 

Here are the event details from the Crawfish Throwdown Facebook page:

The gates open at noon. Fun all day long! 

Come hungry..the crawfish will be ready to eat all day (great deal on price). Crawfish eating contest, crawfish callling and even crawfish juice drinking contests.  Fun for the while family. Bring your kids and your lawn chairs.

Great live music with The Matthew Davidson Band at 7 pm and Extreme Caution at 9:30.  $10.00 cover. (Children 10 and under are free.) No coolers or pets. Phone number 987-2228

Little Walter Music Festival - Alexandria, LA

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at the Little Walter Music Festival in Alexandria, LA on Sat., May 23 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. The festival will be held at the Alexandria Amphitheater (behind Alexandria Museum of Art on the Red River Levee).


Mudbug Madness - Shreveport, LA

The Matthew Davidson Band will be performing at Mudbug Madness in Shreveport, LA (Festival Plaza) on Sat., May 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. 

Upcoming Schedule


Sat., May 2 - Crawfish Throwdown - Wilson's Steak & Seafood, Doyline, LA - 7:00 - 9:00 pm


Thurs., May 7 - Matthew with Caddo Magnet Talented Arts Program Jazz Group - Student Visual Art Reception - Artspace (downstairs) - 5:30 - 7:30 pm


Sat., May 16 - Shreveport Symphony Picnic Pops (with guest soloist Matthew Davidson) - free concert at Betty Virginia Park, Shreveport, LA 6:00 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


June 1-5 - Grammy Camp in Nashville, TN


June 15-19 - Louisiana Jazz Camp, LSU-S


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


Sat., July 11 - Wedding Reception - Petroleum Club


July 13-17 - Advanced Jam Music Camp in Nashville, TN


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

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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