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

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

“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

The Southland Music Line 2018 – A Year in Review

2018 marks The Southland Music Line’s 5th year of celebrating great music. When Stephen “Andy” Anderson, Robby Amonett and I decided to begin “The Line” in 2013, we set out to share our love of music with others and it has truly been an enjoyable experience. Over the past twelve… Continue Reading

Abe Partridge: 2018 Music Artist of the Year

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson Since 2014, The Southland Music Line has recognized the following musicians as Music Artist of the Year: Willie Sugarcapps (2014), The Mulligan Brothers (2015), Lisa Mills (2016) and Grayson Capps (2017). Now as 2018 comes to its close, we… Continue Reading

Luther Dickinson’s Third Annual Tribute to Walter Anderson’s “Seven Climates”

An article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson “I was just obsessed with the inspiration that art gave me. I’ll be working on it for the rest of life – I’ll always be working on it.” Mississippi Hill Country Blues guitarist and vocalist Luther Dickinson, of the famed… Continue Reading

“Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2018” by Johnny Cole & Brenda Germany

Introduction by Johnny Cole The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival in Bogalusa, Louisiana continues to be an enjoyable part of The Southland Music Line’s schedule. On Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, we attended our fifth straight year. This year, photographer Stephen “Andy” Anderson and I were joined again… Continue Reading

The 2018 Mississippi Songwriters Festival

An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson “The gift of song has a unique power all unto itself while often providing a lasting effect on others. We can all name a song that has brought joy and, at times, a profound meaning in our lives. For every… Continue Reading

“The Line Appreciates Our Contributors” by Johnny Cole

The Southland Music Line began five years ago when Robby Amonett, Stephen Anderson and I set out to document our combined experiences as we continued a pilgrimage in search of great music across the South and abroad. Over the course of these few years we have, for a huge part,… Continue Reading