The Matthew Davidson Band – “Rock and Roll Christmas” by George Thorogood – Natchitoches, LA

“Wonder kid Matthew Davidson may only be 14 but he definitely knows a little something about the blues. After recently releasing his EP album, Step Up, a four track blues-rock album including an electric cover of Jimmy Eat World’s early 2000s pop classic hit, “The Middle,” Davidson has become something of a name worth talking about. His unprecedented knack for music along with the mentorship and influence of renowned veteran musician Joe Osborn has helped him put his guitar/musical skills on full throttle. Davidson is only in the first stages, chalking out his path to blues-pop, rock stardom. After less than a decade of playing, Davidson has become an award-winning guitarist and vocalist. He has been planting his name all over the airwaves from being the chosen guitarist of Kidd Kraddick’s “Rock Band Camp” to accepting the 2011 Robert Johnson Blues Foundation New Generation Award. Stage hopping around the Southern states, the Shreveport, La. native and his four-piece band, The Matthew Davidson Project, has an ever growing list of festival performances including: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Natchitoches Jazz/R & B Festival, The T-Bone Walker Blues Fest in Linden, Texas and headlining the 2011 Mississippi Blues Marathon in Jackson, Miss. Step Up is only a taste of what is to come for Matthew. His mature funk’d out guitar skills are inevitably demonstrative of this kids natural talent and devotion to music. You’ll never hear another 14-year-old hone that Louisiana Southern blues-funk rhyththe way that Davidson has.” -Kimmie Tubre ( “Step Up” Review in Where Y’at Magazine – New Orleans, LA – Dec. 19th, 2012)