Two Memorable Nights at The Listening Room – Chely Wright and Bryan White

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson When The Listening Room of Mobile opened its doors in 2015, Jim Pennington, owner and operator of the venue, stated he would rather throw everything into Mobile Bay before turning the place into a rowdy bar. Of course, Jim says… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series – Natchez & Ferriday

An Article by Brenda Germany  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson It is often said that there are two sides to every story. This is undeniably true of Mississippi’s “Bluff City”, Natchez. The Southland Music Line visited Natchez to explore more of the Mississippi Blues Trail in addition to discovering both… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series – Hattiesburg & Laurel

By Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson Our journey tracing the world-renowned Mississippi Blues Trail now takes us to the state’s Pinebelt region and in particular, the cities of Hattiesburg and Laurel. In the early summer of 2019, we decided to visit the three markers in these cities deemed… Continue Reading

A Promising Outlook for the Rest of 2019 – A Spotlight on 15 Music Artists

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson We encourage our readers and friends to be on the lookout for these 15 music artists during the remainder of 2019: ● Analog Missionary (Silverhill, AL) – these veteran rockers are back! A recent show at The Listening Room of… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Harrison County Blues – Biloxi, Gulfport & Pass Christian

An Article by Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson Traveling along coastal U.S. Highway 90 in Harrison County, Mississippi in 2019, things have noticeably changed through the years. Gone are the many seafood factories, small mom & pop souvenir businesses and motor inns, now replaced with luxurious casinos, high… Continue Reading

Molly Thomas & The Rare Birds – Time for These Wings to Fly

An article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Through the years, there has always been a select group of bands and music artists that have caught my attention more than usual. In the recent past, I anxiously waited for what was next from such artists as Escondido, Larkin… Continue Reading

Sharon Kay Moore – Music That Soothes the Soul

An Article by Johnny Cole The age old saying “music soothes the soul” truly seems fitting when it comes to the latest album, “Chapters, An Acoustic Take on New and Old Stories” by southern Alabama’s Sharon Kay Moore. I first learned of Sharon Kay Moore when she was recording her… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Jackson County Blues – Moss Point, Pascagoula & Ocean Springs

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson When traveling Highway 90 from Mobile, Alabama in the direction of New Orleans, an enthusiastic fan of the Blues can easily find a host of interesting landmarks along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with deep roots in this cherished musical art… Continue Reading

An All-Star Night in Mobile featuring Red Padilla & Friends

An Article by Johnny Cole  |   Photos by Stephen Anderson When several talented musicians and performers come together to celebrate the release of a friend’s and peer’s latest music, it’s a special thing to behold. On the evening of Saturday, April 20, 2019, one such occasion, the “Soul Mexican Single… Continue Reading