Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Mississippi John Hurt & The Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Festival 2019

An article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson As we continue to explore the Mississippi Blues Trail, we come to the marker honoring the legendary Mississippi John Hurt, located near Avalon, Mississippi. Mississippi John Hurt (1893-1966) became famous after having been rediscovered during the American folk music revival… Continue Reading

Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone: 50 Years Later- A School Girl Crush Revisited

While “Yesterday” will always be my favorite song and Paul McCartney my first true love, the summer of 1966 was one of great changes.  At the ripe age of 13 my budding cynicism helped me realize that, though my love was pure, luring and keeping Paul as my own was… Continue Reading

From A Small Mississippi Bayou to The Rest of the World – Jimmy Buffett is Honored by His Birthplace of Pascagoula, MS

On a Saturday afternoon in September of 2015, Buffett returned to his birthplace, where the the town of Pascagoula honored him with the dedication of a small, yet significant bridge that crosses over the murky waters of Baptiste Bayou as it flows through the Mississippi Sound and into the Gulf… Continue Reading

It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But We Still Like It) The Rolling Stones Bring Their 2015 Tour to The South

If Rock Music had a Mount Rushmore, a few names would quickly be mentioned following Elvis and The Beatles. One of those names that rises to the debate instantly would be The Rolling Stones. For years, the age old debate has been Beatles or Stones? Depending on the mood, the… Continue Reading

The Road Leads To Birmingham: Sugarcane Jane Opens Show For Steve Winwood

The last time I had the privilege of seeing Steve Winwood, one of the musicians to his side was none other than Anthony Crawford (now of Sugarcane Jane; and Willie Sugarcapps). It is crazy how time flies – that was during Winwood’s “Roll With It” tour of 1988-89. (I had… Continue Reading

Glen Campbell: We’re Gonna Miss You

When first deciding to write something about Glen Campbell and the most recent documentary chronicling his life, recent tour and his heartbreaking battle with Alzheimer’s “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me”, I didn’t want to be just mentioning what a the countless number of articles and movie reviews have been saying… Continue Reading

The Line’s Midsummer Mini Tour of The Southland: Highlights – Chris Knight, Dave Rawlings Machine, Otis Gibbs & Billy Joe Shaver

Regularly, The Southland Music Line sets off on the road for a series of live music events. Our goal is to see and report on some of the best music we can find throughout the South and abroad. Trips to Austin’s South By Southwest annual festival, New Orleans’ Jazz &… Continue Reading

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