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

Blue Mother Tupelo – The Work of Our Hearts

An Article by Brenda Germany  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson “When all things are kind of right – right mentally and right with the music, it’s a special thing to be able to share our songs. We want to be right in our heart about making the music, and when… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line Returns to Austin for South By Southwest 2019

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson For the seventh straight year, The Southland Music Line aka “The Line” has made its way to Austin, TX for several days of exciting music and fun during South By Southwest (SXSW). We have been introduced to an untold number… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: 100 Men D.B.A. Hall – Bay St. Louis

An Article by Brenda Germany  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Beginning this month, The Southland Music Line will debut an original series of MS Blues Trail articles and photo collections exploring well known and even a few off-the-beaten-path locations along the Blues Trail. First unveiled in 2006 by the MS… Continue Reading

Josh Ritter at The University of South Alabama: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson On the evening of Thursday, March 7, 2019, The Southland Music Line photographer, Stephen “Andy” Anderson had the privilege of attending a much anticipated event featuring Josh Ritter, songwriter-musician and author of “Bright’s Passage”, at the University of South Alabama… Continue Reading

Edward David Anderson Opens for Los Lobos at “The Vinyl”

An Article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen Anderson “It’s my dream job and I get to do it…making a living by playing my songs. It’s like, what else could you ask for?” – Edward David Anderson Edward David Anderson, or EDA as his fans refer to him, is a… Continue Reading

Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue with Jimbo Mathus – A Honky Tonk Double Play

An Article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson “Authentic isn’t a time capsule, it’s something older then taking regard for that and moving it forward. Authenticity is something that you go into with truth in your heart.” – Vanessa Niemann, Gal Holiday With that philosophy in mind Gal… Continue Reading

“40 Years of Making Year End Music Lists: 1979-2018” by Johnny Cole

What does “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp (1979) and “Sideshow Love” by Will Kimbrough (2014) have in common? In the year of their release, they were both named my favorite album of the year. The same can be said of such albums as 1982’s “Nebraska” by Bruce Springsteen, 1989’s “New… Continue Reading