Thursday, January 05, 2012

Keeping the blues alive: Shreveport's 13-year old singer-guitarist Matthew Davidson winner of Robert Johnson Foundation Award

Matthew Davidson, Shreveport by trudeau
Matthew Davidson, Shreveport, a photo by trudeau on Flickr.

Singer-guitarist Matthew Davidson, age 13, is the winner of the 2011 Robert Johnson New Generation Award, says Ella Davidson.

"It's an award given out annually to guitarists 12 to 18 years old that helps young kids like myself keep interested in the blues and respect the blues," Davidson explained to the Shreveport Times.

Davidson seems to have a genuine interest in the traditional art form of electric blues. In videos at the viewer will see a teen who revels in the freedom and people-touching licks inherent in the blues.

In his very active band are 15-year-old drummer Kyle McClanahan, 15-year-old Gregory Walton on keyboard and Chris Campisi on bass.

Davidson was 12 at the time of the photo above.

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