Shreveport Teen Matthew Davidson Releases EP
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Matthew Davidson Steps Up with Release of Debut Recording
Shreveport, LA – Aug. 22, 2012 Fourteen-year-old guitarist/vocalist Matthew Davidson has released his debut recording, produced by legendary bassist who discovered The Carpenters and member of L.A.’s famed Wrecking Crew, Joe Osborn. The 4-track EP titled “Step Up” is a blend of Matthew’s diverse musical influences, from rock to blues.
Davidson got his first taste of guitar at the age of three, when he received a toy guitar for Christmas. In 2007, he won his first electric guitar in the James Burton Foundation’s Guitar Showdown. Since then, he’s won numerous accolades, including being named the recipient of the 2011 Robert Johnson Blues Foundation New Generation Award and being selected as the 2011 Kidd Kraddick Rock Camp Guitarist. He’s played everywhere from The Dallas House of Blues and The New Orleans Jazz Fest to B.B. King’s Blues Club in Memphis and The Strand Theatre in his hometown of Shreveport, LA.
Osborn, who plays bass on this recording, first heard Matthew perform two years ago at The Municipal Auditorium. Recognizing Matthew’s talent, Osborn took Matthew under his wing, mentoring him and guiding him through this first recording project. “Matthew’s musicianship is far beyond his years,” said Osborn. “When I play with Matthew, it’s like playing with a seasoned professional. And Matthew is always a gentleman.”
With musical influences as diverse as The Beatles, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Maroon 5 and John Mayer, Davidson is a triple-threat: guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, performing rock, blues and pop with equal command.
Davidson’s 4-track EP is available for download on iTunes and Amazon. A physical copy can be ordered online at www.matthewdavidson.net or from CD Baby. The EP is for sale in Shreveport at Disc Daddy located at 1267 Shreveport-Barksdale Highway in the Shreve City Shopping Center. The EP is also for sale at Louisiana Music Factory in New Orleans.