AUSTIN BOUND: SXSW PART 2 (of 5) – “An All-Star Tribute to Jimi Hendrix”; “Celebrating the Music Legacy of Memphis, TN”

An All-Star Tribute to Jimi Hendrix During the late afternoon of Thursday, March 13, many festival goers at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas began making their way across the river from the downtown venues to *Butler Park. Something special was about to be unveiled with the help of an… Continue Reading

AUSTIN BOUND: SXSW 2014, PART 1 (of 5)

   Since 1987, the city of Austin, the state of Texas and The South open up their doors to the entire world with The South By Southwest Festival which continues to grow, becoming more famous each passing year. Recognizing achievements in film, interactive media and music, tens of thousands of… Continue Reading

Backstage with Rosco Bandana at The House of Blues

To begin with, The Southland Music Line wants to thank Rosco Bandana for inviting us backstage to a really cool ‘green room’ at The New Orleans’ House of Blues.  Secondly, we want to thank The House of Blues for giving “The Line’s” photographer Stephen “Andy” Anderson signed permission to take… Continue Reading

“The Line” Travels to Atlanta to Meet Larkin Poe

Above: Larkin Poe (left) Rebecca Lovell; (right) Megan Lovell (Photo by Stephen Anderson) A wide range of bands and artists make up the concert and live music scene. To find fresh, new, exciting music many clubs, small taverns, cellar room bars, theatres, arenas and concert halls must be explored. And… Continue Reading

56th Annual Grammy Awards Report: The South Is Well Represented

Thanks to Kacey Musgraves, The Civil Wars, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams and others, we saw many Southerners receiving awards at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, from Los Angeles. The big winners of the night were made up of artists from… Continue Reading

2013: The Year in Music According to The Southland Music Line

Escondido Live in Lynchburg, VA “Before the Show” (Photo by J.G. Cole) As 2013 comes to an end, many “Best of the Year” lists are appearing. Whether it is music, movies, television shows, books or just about anything else, we can agree to disagree about many of the choices, and… Continue Reading

Article 1 (Dec. 2013) The Southland Music Line: The Origin, Behind It’s Name & The Mission

Music can be a most powerful and moving force in our lives no matter the genre or style because it has a way of reaching out. Throughout our days, certain songs can play on the radio, in a movie, television commercial or simply someone humming a tune, and this force… Continue Reading