Matthew Davidson News - January 17, 2016


We are saddened to pass along the news that Matthew's mentor, friend, and former guitar instructor - Jerry Beach - passed away on January 10. Bruce Flett first introduced Matthew to Jerry when Bruce invited Matthew to sit in with Robin & The Bluebirds at El Chico in May of 2010.  From that first night, Jerry was supportive and encouraging to Matthew. Matthew was blessed to be able to perform with Jerry on numerous occasions, and to take guitar lessons from him for two years. We will miss you, Jerry. Rest in peace, and rest assured that Matthew and your other guitar students who loved you so much will keep "playing the blues for you." Click on the video link below to hear Jerry performing his song that Albert King made famous, "I'll Play the Blues For You."

Please check out Matthew's upcoming schedule in the newsletter below. We hope to see you soon! Thanks for your support!

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Caddo Magnet Jazz Band at Open House - Jan. 10

Caddo Magnet Jazz Band @ Caddo Parish School Board Meeting-Dec. 15
Cass Acosta Scholarship Winner

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

"Matthew is an amazing guitarist and his music is a lot of fun. " ~ Kermit Poling, Director of The Marshall Symphony Orchestra
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd at Caddo Magnet High School!
Kenny Wayne Shepherd recently stopped by Caddo Magnet, his former high school. He visited with the jazz band and jammed with the band. It was great to see him! Kenny was in town visiting places that influenced his career, celebrating his 20th anniversary in music!
Joe Bonamassa at The Municipal Auditorium
Matthew enjoyed the chance to meet Joe Bonamassa before his recent concert at The Municipal Auditorium!

Superior Grill - Dec. 20
And in other news...
Matthew was selected as Caddo Magnet High School's nominee for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. This award recognizes distinguished achievement in community service. Matthew was also chosen as the male Elks Club Student of the Month for December. 
Upcoming Schedule

Fri., April 15 - Holiday in Dixie - Shreveport, LA - 8:30 - 10:30 pm

Sat., May 28 - Mudbug Madness - Shreveport, LA - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sat., June 4 - T-Bone Walker Blues Festival - Longview, TX - Time TBD

Sat., July 2 - Downtown River Jam - Monroe, LA - 6:00 - 9:00 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