Leland Sklar Sharing the Spotlight at Café Istanbul

Leland Sklar?……We’ve all heard him and if the name doesn’t ring a bell, his long gray trademark beard usually causes some to reply: “Oh yeah! I know who he is!” Leland Sklar performing live at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans (Photo by Stephen Anderson) Leland Sklar has been non-stop since… Continue Reading

B.B. King’s Indianola Homecoming: The Last Time

Albert King, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sam Chatmon, Memphis Minnie, Charley Patton, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown,  Reverend “Blind” Gary Davis,  Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Ma Rainey, Elmore James, Sister Rosetta Tharp, T-Bone Walker, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins, Dave “Honeyboy” Edwards, Eddie “Son” House,  Lead Belly, Mississippi… Continue Reading

Mississippi Delta-Born “Bronwynne Brent” Delivers Her Music At Jack’s By The Tracks

A few years ago there was a void of interesting new female singer-songwriters on the scene. Not everyone can be on the level of Joni Mitchell or Rickie Lee Jones, nor can they be even compared to some of the artists that showed up at the Lilith Fair festivals and/or… Continue Reading

Keeping Up With Kelcy Hyde: Nashville’s Next New Sensation?

Nashville, TN next to The Ryman (Photo by The Southland Music Line) Kelcy Hyde….you may ask, “who is she?” – Could she be Nashville and Country Music’s next new sensation?   Nothing is ever a ‘sure thing’, especially in the music business, but there are times when ‘the determination of an… Continue Reading

Sweet Sounds By The Harbor: The Coffeehouse Sessions featuring Em & Me

  There are times when the setting provides music with that ‘something special’.  Such an occasion occurred on the cloudy, misty evening of Thursday, April 13th, at the ‘Coffeehouse Sessions’ in The Pass Christian Book Store & Cat Island Coffeehouse. This delightfully warm establishment chocked with Southern charm and hospitality is located on historic Scenic… Continue Reading

The Lone Bellow Comes To T-Bones Records In Hattiesburg, MS

    When we first heard that one of the most acclaimed new bands of the last two years, “The Lone Bellow”, was coming to perform at the small T-Bones Records & Cafe in Hattiesburg, MS, we suspected that this could be one of those times that music fans often refer… Continue Reading

From Muscle Shoals to Magnolia Springs, AL: Willie Sugarcapps Gives Us A Sample of What’s To Come

Springtime along the Gulf Coast is one the best times of the year. The azaleas in full bloom and the warm breeze from the Gulf of Mexico stirs the excitement as the new growth of leaves appear as light green on the huge Southern Live Oaks. The people of this… Continue Reading

Rollin’ In The Hay – Live at Tacky Jacks

There are nights that outshine all other nights with so many things in life including “Live Music”.  On Friday, April 4th, 2014, Stephen “Andy” Anderson (Photographer with The Southland Music Line) had the privilege of seeing one of his favorites perform live at Tacky Jacks in Spanish Fort, Alabama, just… Continue Reading

AUSTIN BOUND: SXSW 2014, PART 5 (of 5) – “A Photo Retrospective”

The SXSW 2014 “A Photo Retrospective” has been moved to The Line’s Photo Section:  SXSW 2014 Photo Collection One SXSW 2014 Photo Collection Two The Line’s Photographer Stephen Anderson at SXSW 2014 (Photo by The Southland Music Line) (Above) These four girls wouldn’t leave poor Stephen aka Andy alone for… Continue Reading