Two Memorable Nights at The Listening Room – Chely Wright and Bryan White

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson When The Listening Room of Mobile opened its doors in 2015, Jim Pennington, owner and operator of the venue, stated he would rather throw everything into Mobile Bay before turning the place into a rowdy bar. Of course, Jim says… Continue Reading

The Listening Room of Mobile Continues Its Place in The Gulf Coast Music Scene

Since the opening of Jim Pennington’s Listening Room of Mobile, we at The Southland Music Line have enjoyed an ongoing friendship and mutual love for great music with its owner. We have shared some unbelievable moments, often witnessing music new to the area. In July 2015, we published our first… Continue Reading

A Conversation with Lilly Winwood at The Listening Room in Mobile, AL (Thur. Sept. 15, 2016)

While attending the 30A Songwriter’s Festival in January of 2016, I ran across a familiar last name listed in the festival’s impressive lineup which included Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Parker Millsap, Shovels & Rope, Grace Potter, Jim Lauderdale, Bob Schneider, and several others. Lilly Winwood, the daughter of legendary musician… Continue Reading

The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm: Friends Express Their Appreciation

The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm has grown into something quite magical, now in its sixth and wonderful year. It provides proof that dreams can come true. Music enthusiast Cathe Steele had a vision to open a place on her farm where musicians and fans could come together in… Continue Reading

The Highly Anticipated Return of Kristin Diable to Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL

On the evening of Sunday, January 10, 2016, the electrifying Kristin Diable made her much anticipated return to Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL. Callaghan’s has become one of the region’s most beloved venues by musicians and fans alike, the perfect location for such an artist as Diable. Diable’s second time at… Continue Reading

Baldwin County Public Records Showcases Its Talent At The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm

The Deep South doesn’t have long cold winters as its neighbors to the North, but on a Sunday afternoon in January 2016, winter showed its not-so-friendly face as a loyal group of music loving fans gathered together for a special occasion.   These devoted fans came together at The Frog… Continue Reading

James McMurtry Live at The Merry Widow in Mobile, Alabama

A few months ago, word spread of a new music venue on the horizon in Mobile, AL. The Southland Music Line was excited about the news.  We always look forward to opportunities of seeing great music at a variety of quality venues – hope was The Merry Widow would be… Continue Reading

Coastal Noise Goes Live at The Shed with Bluesman Wes Lee

The Southland Music has enjoyed a good relationship with Stefan Lawson and Coastal Noise since the beginning of 2015. We have traveled and seen lots of great music together and, hopefully this is only the beginning. Lawson is a musician, photographer, blogger and host of the highly successful podcast “Coastal… Continue Reading

Concert for the Coast: Celebrating Ten Years of Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

The hours before making her dramatic and ferocious landfall along Mississippi Gulf Coast and prior to New Orleans’ levees breaking and flooding the city, Hurricane Katrina with its then Category 5 force winds spun out of control taking target on a course that would forever change the lives of hundreds… Continue Reading