“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

“Mobile Hosts Bill Daniel’s Punk Rock Photo Show” by Brenda Germany

If you’ve ever gazed into an old black and white photo and marveled at the grainy detail, chances are you were looking at a Kodak Tri-x print. First released in 1954, Kodak Tri-x film, like Kodachrome, helped define photojournalism in the latter half of the 20th Century and was expressly… Continue Reading

“Photographer Stephen Anderson joins Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet at Studio in the Country” by Johnny Cole

From Left: Mike Jernigan, Jacob Hall, Ethan Snedigar, Jeremy Ault,Ben Mumphrey (Engineer at Studio in the Country), Gabriel Willis, and Rick Hirsch (Producer) In the spring of 2018 photographer and contributor to The Southland Music Line, Stephen “Andy” Anderson, joined the band Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet and producer Rick Hirsch… Continue Reading

Darcy Malone & The Tangle 2018 : New Music, The Acura Stage at Jazz Fest and More!

The night of September 17, 2016 is when The Southland Music Line first heard Darcy Tangle and The Tangle perform live. A Saturday night in Mobile, Alabama when a lot was going on around the city, which meant this New Orleans based band was met by a small crowd at… Continue Reading