The above photo: Lisa Mills at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL (Photo by Stephen “Andy” Anderson and Design by J. Cole)
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The Southland Music Line 2016 Year-End Articles:
Part One: A Year in Review
Part Two: Johnny Cole – A Year of Travelin’ & 300+ Shows
(includes acknowledgements and links to full list of shows)
Part Three: Stephen Anderson – A Year in Photography
Part Four: Robby Amonett – A Year in Music-Inspired Art
Part Five: A Photo Retrospective (5 Pages of Photos)
Part Six: Favorite Albums & Shows
Part Seven: Lisa Mills: 2016 Music Artist of the Year
Part Eight: Readers’ Choice Awards
- Joey Cook & The Partyraddlers: Welcome to the Variety Show – A Music Spotlight
- Lisa Mills: 2016 Music Artist of the Year
- My Desert Trip Diary: Three Memorable Nights of Music (by Johnny Cole)
- A Conversation with Lilly Winwood at The Listening Room in Mobile, AL
- Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2016: The Dream Survives a Flood
- Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone: 50 Years Later – “A School Girl Crush Revisted” by Leslie Wright Mulcahy
- The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm: Friends Express Their Appreciation
- Darcy Malone & The Tangle: Still Life – A Music Spotlight
- Oh, Jeremiah: The Other End of Passing Time – A Music Spotlight
Spotlight Music of the Month
Last Month’s Spotlight Music
☆ Gotta Get Back – Seth Walker
To say we are a fan of Seth Walker just isn’t enough. We have attended a number of his shows, included him in a T.V. episode of “Music Scene” and Stephen Anderson has done several series of photos. There is something refreshing about the music of Seth Walker and never more so than on his latest album “Gotta Get Back” . It has become a personal favorite to listen to as I drive the roads in search of new music. Quite frankly, it has easily been listened to dozens of times with equal enthusiasm each time.
☆ Behind This Guitar – Mo Pitney
We had the honor of attending Mo Pitney’s show opening for Winona & The Big Noise at El Mercado’s in Austin, TX. He was one of the real standouts among the musicians we had seen throughout the week of SXSW. Unlike the pop country of today or the role of a classic wannabe impersonator, Mo has an authentic sound to his music and style of delivery. There are many songs that stand out on “Behind This Guitar” but an early favorite is “I Met Merle Haggard Today”.
☆ We All The Light – River Whyless
We were fortunate enough to become acquainted with the music of River Whyless at 2016’s South by Southwest in Austin, TX. The music from their second release, “We All the Light” once again captures something special and proves them as one of the bands to watch on the scene today.
☆ I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always – Luke Winslow-King
We have attended several of Luke Winslow-King’s shows and each brings an extreme pleasure to the hearts and ears of those in attendance. It’s great to see he has followed up 2014’s “Everlasting Love” with another that will be pleasing to fans and newcomers alike. His musical inspirations are on full and beautiful display.
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This couple has proven themselves to be true fans of great music. They have attended shows around the country from Alaska to New Orleans to San Diego to Austin. Jeff is an avid collector of guitars and enjoys playing them. His wife Patsy has spent a number of long hours assisting The Southland Music Line and her contributions are appreciated. In 2015 and 2016, Jeff and Patsy spent time with The Line’s Johnny Cole and Stephen Anderson at Austin’s South By Southwest and the Texas music landmark Gruene Hall. Their recognition as Music Fans of the Month is long overdue.
What is the true definition of a music fan? Many things factor into a reasonable answer. One thing is support of the local music scene. Julie Pittman from southern Alabama is one such person who regularly attends numerous shows. She can be seen at Alabama venues such as The Listening Room in Mobile, Manci’s Antique Club in Daphne and the ever so loved Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill. The Southland Music Line recognizes her as December’s “Music Fan of the Month” for a number of reasons including the joy of visiting with her and discussing music. Thank you Julie for your kindness and being a real music fan.
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