The Southland Music Line 2015 – Johnny Cole: A Year of Travelin’ and 300+ Shows

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In previous articles, I have written about what an exciting year 2015 has been for artist Robby Amonett, photographer Stephen Anderson, and The Southland Music Line.

Personally, I have several people to thank for their contributions to The Line. Obviously, I thank Stephen and Robby for making this pilgrimage in search of great music with me. iT has been a fun journey and continues to be at The Line.

I have traveled to many shows in the company of good friends including Bobby Rayborn, Harry Stewart and Stefan Lawson.

received_832120123491180From Left: Me, Sugarcane Jane’s Savana and Anthony Crawford, and Bobby Rayborn in Birmingham, AL – On this particular evening, Sugarcane Jane opened the show for Steve Winwood. (Anthony has had an amazing history performing with Winwood, Dwight Yoakam, Neil Young, Sonny James and others).  Photo by Glenda Stabler Campbell

Bobby Rayborn and I made trips to Tupelo, MS (Town Mountain, Billy Joe Shaver); Birmingham, AL (Steve Winwood and Sugarcane Jane); Austin, TX (Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic); and Nashville, TN (Rolling Stones, Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Joe Walsh). Bobby and I often discuss upcoming shows across the south during my weekly stops at Jack’s by the Tracks. He is one of the most devoted music fans that I have ever known.

In 2015, I had the privilege of sitting in on some podcasts with Stefan Lawson and Coastal Noise. Stefan I made trips to shows at Birdie’s Roadhouse in Angie, LA and an annual music event in Magnolia Springs, AL that featured The Mulligan Brothers and Willie Sugarcapps.

coastal updatedI regularly join Stefan Lawson’s Coastal Noise podcast with others to discuss music and various topics.
Above: Me with Eddie Dixon, Will Lammons and Diggs Darcey. (Photos by Stefan Lawson)

I also enjoyed traveling to a number of shows with Harry Stewart. He is a true music enthusiast in every sense of the word. It’s always fun attending a show with Harry at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL, which is one of the best live music destinations in the country.

In 2015, I attended 300+ shows and traveled thousands of miles – so many highlights! One of these highlights was the opportunity to follow the Rolling Stones to several of their North American shows, including three in the South.

I will be listing all of the 2015 shows that I have attended at the end of this article.

It is hard to list favorites – there is too many to count!

Several albums released in 2015 could be named my favorite of the year; the same can be said of shows, festivals and live venues.

received_10206709693090634Enjoying one of many shows at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL (Photo by Beth Childs)

One of my favorite songs from this past year was “Museums” by John Calvin Abney, which appears on his album, “Better Luck”. My good friend John is one of several incredible musicians from the Oklahoma music scene. He was kind enough to give me the original handwritten lyrics to”Museums” (original title: “Honey, That’s Fine”) following a show in Mobile, AL. I was fortunate enough to see a few of John’s shows in 2015.

I traveled to a number of spectacular destinations across the country to see some great shows. The southern venues were no exception: Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS; Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, The Listening Room, The Merry Widow (all three in Mobile, AL); The Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, MS; Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA; Irish Coast Pub (home of the most exciting Open Jam Nights around) in Gulfport, MS; and many others.

20150123-SAA_4541Me with Larkin Poe’s Rebecca and Megan Lovell (Thur. Jan. 22, 2015). After seeing them at shows in Atlanta, GA and Easton, MD in 2014,  I was fortunate to see them again in 2015 – New Orleans (above) and later in Memphis when they shared the stage with Elvis Costello. Photo by Stephen Anderson.

Whether traveling to sensational music events such as the 30A Songwriter’s Festival in northwest Florida, South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, TX; Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival in Bogalusa, LA or some of the fine venues already mentioned, there is no shortage of places where one can find the best in today’s music.

I want to thank all the readers and visitors to The Southland Music Line and those who regularly assist with the website like fact checkers and proof readers like Sandra Cole, Connie Gibbs and Cindy Thamert; and of course, my wife and most loyal supporter, Lauri.

20150320-SCA_1795Me with Humming House at Sun Radio’s Live Broadcast at El Mercado during this year’s SXSW in Austin, TX. I enjoyed seeing a few of their shows in 2015.  Photo by Stephen Anderson

20150319-DSC_1563No year in music is truly complete until you see the legendary musician, Ray Wylie Hubbard.  I was able to see him twice in 2015 – SXSW and Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic. Photo by Stephen Anderson.

 Looking forward to 2016!

*The Southland Music Line’s Robby Amonett, Stephen Anderson and Johnny Cole will be posting their Year End Charts & Favorites on Jan. 1, 2015.

See Articles:
The Southland Music Line 2015: Favorite Albums, Shows & Live Music Venues according to Johnny Cole, Stephen Anderson and Robby Amonett (also links to Johnny Cole’s Complete & Extended Lists)
The Southland Music Line 2015 – Robby Amonett: A Year in Music-Inspired Art

The Southland Music Line 2015 – Stephen Anderson: A Year in Photos
The Southland Music Line 2015 – A Year in Review
The Mulligan Brothers: Music Artist of the Year 2015
The Southland Music Line 2015 – Reader’s Choice Awards

The Complete List of Shows and Events I attended in 2015:

January 2015

* Fri. Jan. 2 – Gram Rea & Ross Newell (of The Mulligan Brothers) @ Island View Casino in Gulfport, MS
* Sat. Jan. 3 – Nick & The Ovorols (from Chicago) @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Sun. Jan. 4 – Oh Jeremiah (full band) @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Mon. Jan. 5 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Thur. Jan. 8 – Cary Hudson @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS

* Fri. Jan. 9
– The Deluxe Trio @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Gram Rea & Ross Newell (of The Mulligan Brothers) @ The Office in Ocean Springs, MS
–  Underhill Family Orchestra w/ The Holy Ghost Electric Show @ Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS (Late Show)
* Sat. Jan. 10 – Della Memoria w/ The Mustachios @ Irish Coast Pub in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Jan. 12 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Wed. Jan. 14 – of Montreal @ Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL

* Thur. Jan. 15 – Travis Meadows @ The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts (The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance -Songs and Stories Radio Show) in Ocean Springs, MS
* Fri. Jan. 16 – The Mulligan Brothers w/ Melissa Joiner and Ryan Balthrop @ Fins on Dalphin Island, AL
* Sat Jan. 17 30A Songwriters Festival in Seaside, FL (area)
– John Moreland @ “Hibiscus”
– Jason Isbell @ “Gulf Place Amph.”
– Leon Russell @ “Gulf Place Amph.”
– Robert Ellis @ “Fish Out of Water”
– Deana Carter @ “Seaside Mtg. Hall
Hayes Carll @ “Lakehouse”
* Sun. Jan. 18 – Della Memoria @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Mon. Jan. 19 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Tues. Jan. 20 – Generationals | Della Memoria @ Soul Kitchen in Mobile, AL
* Wed. Jan. 21 – Della Memoria w/ Melissa Joiner @ Laps on the Causeway in Spanish Fort, AL
* Thur. Jan. 22 – Larkin Poe w/ Emily Kopp @ The Beatnik in New Orleans, LA
* Fri. Jan. 23 – Lincoln Durham w/ Bones @ The Beatnik in New Orleans, LA
* Sat. Jan. 24 – The Quickening @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS

* Sun. Jan. 25 – The Mulligan Brothers @ Leo’s in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Jan. 26 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Tues. Jan. 27 – Jack White @ Humphrey Coliseum “The Hump” Mississippi State University in Starkville, MS
* Wed Jan. 28 – Andrew Duhon Trio w/ Oh  Jeremiah @ The Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, MS
* Thur.Jan. 29 – Della Memoria @ Pour House in Ocean Springs, MS
* Fri. Jan. 30
– Sugarcane Jane @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Wes Lee @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
* Sat. Jan. 31
– Jimmy Lee Hannaford @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS
–  Lisa Mills @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS

February 2015

* Mon. Feb. 2 – John Calvin Abney | M. Lockwood Porter | Chad Cox @ The Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, MS
* Thur. Feb. 5 – Scott Chism & The Better Half @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Feb. 6
– Fat Mans Squeeze @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Scott Chism & The Better Half @ Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Feb. 9 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Thur. Feb. 12 – 
– Lindy Sholes Loflin, Emily Sholes w/ Doug Sholes @ Sea Grapes in Gulfport, MS
– Rosco Bandana | Patrick Mooney Band | Rooster Blues @ The Dollar Box Showroom in Hattiesburg, MS
* Fri. Feb.13 – Wes Lee @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Sat. Feb. 14 – The Deluxe Trio @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Mon. Feb.16 – The Heard (from Chicago) @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Wed. Feb. 18
– The Flaming Lips @ Iron City in Birmingham, AL
– Following The Flaming Lips show, I checked out a couple bands in Birmingham, AL.

* Thur. Feb. 19 – Sugarcane Jane @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Feb. 20 – Cary Hudson @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Sat. Feb. 21 – Sugarcane Jane @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Feb. 23 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Thur. Feb. 26 – Kyle & Karl @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Feb. 27
–  Mark Pfaff and Phil Proctor @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– The Dig @ Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat. Feb. 28
–  Great Peacock @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
– Della Memoria @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS (closing set)

March 2015

* Sun. Mar. 1 – Coastal Noise Podcast (myself with Stefan Lawson, Eddie Dixon and Will Lammons) – also: Stefan Lawson & Eddie Dixon rehearsal session in Gulfport, MS
* Mon. Mar. 2 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Wed. Mar. 4 – Humming House @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Fri. Mar. 6
– Louis “Cowboy” Johnson @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (early set)
– Jimmy Lee Hannaford @ The Tiki in Gautier, MS
– Finished the night in Ocean Springs, MS checking out a few bands.

* Sat. Mar. 7 – Banditos | The Deslondes @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Sun. Mar. 8
–  Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in SIlverhill, AL with: Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, Sergio Webb, Will Kimbrough, Brigette DeMeyer and David Olney.
–  Dylan LeBlanc @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL.
* Mon. Mar. 9
– Blue Sea @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
-The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Tues. Mar. 10 – Elvis Costello w/ Larkin Poe @ Minglewood in Memphis, TN
* Thur. Mar. 12 – John Cougar Mellencamp w/ Carlene Carter @ BJCC Concert Hall in Birmingham, AL
* Fri. Mar. 13 – Elvis Costello (solo) @ Saenger Theatre in Mobile, AL
* Sat. Mar. 14 – Banditos @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Sun. Mar. 15
–  Coastal Noise Podcast (myself with musicians Stefan Lawson, Eddie Dixon and Diggs Darcey)
–  Romacheaux @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
Sun. Mar. 15 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
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* MARCH 17-22 – SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST 2015 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS
* Tues. Mar. 17 – Sarah & The Meanies, Ben Marshal, Scarlet Tanager, Moving Panoramas, etc.
* Wed. Mar. 18 – (all day event)
Day One, Pt. 1 Kristin Diable, Phoebe Hunt, Carolyn Wonderland,
Day One, Pt. 2 : Daniel Romano, Lilly Hiatt, The Mastersons, Ray Wylie Hubbard….)
* Thur. Mar. 19 – (all day event)
Day Two, Pt. 1: The Bros. Landreth, Humming House, Luke Winslow King, Uncle Lucius
Day Two, Pt. 2: Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, Dale Watson & His Lonestars
Day Two, Pt. 3  (night event): Hayes Carll | Bob Schneider @ Threadgills in Austin, TX
* Fri. Mar. 20 – (all day event)
Day Three, Pt. 1: James McMurtry, The Hello Strangers, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Day Three, Pt. 2: Bill Kirchen, Ronnie Fauss, Del Barber
* Sat. Mar. 21 – (all day event)
Day Four, Pt. 1: Sol Driven Train, Midnight River Choir, Kevin Gordon
Day Four, Pt. 2: The Damn Quails w/ John Calvin Abney, Guy Forsyth, Gurf Morlix.
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* Thur. Mar. 26 – Sugarcane Jane at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Mar. 27 – Town Mountain @ The Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS
* Sat. Mar. 2 – Jimmy Lee Hannaford @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Mar. 30
– Ryan M. Brewer (from Indianapolis, IN) @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
– The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey) 

April 2015

* Thur. Apr. 2 – The Swans @ Vinyl Music Hall in Pensacola, FL
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Fri. Apr. 3
– Nikki Talley and Jason Sharpe @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Della Memoria @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS (final set)
* Sat. Apr. 4
– Andrew Ellis @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (early set)
– Diggs Darcey @ Venue on Bienville in Ocean Springs, MS
– Fat Man Squeeze (with guest Jackson Weldon) @ Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS (final set)
Sun. Apr. 5
– The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL with Grayson Capps,  Corky Hughes, Sugarcane Jane, Cary Laine & Dylan LeBlanc
– Art Hedgepeth & Britt Meachem  @ Blues Tavern in Mobile, AL
* Mon. Apr. 6 – The Monday Night Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Thur. Apr. 9 – Rosco Bandana w/ Eddie Dixon @ The Hard Rock Cafe in Biloxi, MS
* Sat. Apr. 11 – Willie Sugarcapps & The Mulligan Brothers @ Magnolia Springs Seafood Festival in Magnolia Springs, AL
* Thur. Apr. 16 – Molly Thomas & The Rare Birds @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Apr. 17 – Joe Cat (from Athens, GA) @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Sat. Apr. 18
– Grace Askew @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS (first show of the night)
– Grace Askew @ The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS (second show of the night)
* Sun. Apr. 19 – The Frog Pond at Blue Blue Moon Farm “Season Finale” with Willie Sugarcapps and guest Luther Wamble
* Mon. Apr. 20 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Wed. Apr. 22 – Ross Newell & Dale Drinkard, Jr. @ The Bluegill in Spanish Fort, AL

* Thur. Apr. 23 – Billy Joe Shaver @ The Blue Canoe in Tupelo, MS
* Fri. Apr. 24
– Band of Heathens @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
–  Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS (final set)
* Sat. Apr. 25 – Jeff Thompson, Eddie Dixon & Rosco Babndana @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
* Mon. Apr. 27 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Tues. Apr. 28 – Sugarcane Jane (CD Release Party for “Dirt Road’s End”) @ Fairhope Brewing Company in Fairhope, AL

May 2015

* Fri. May 1
– Emily Kopp w/ Patrick Mooney @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
– Stopped by a few places in Ocean Springs, MS, which is common of me to do on nights with an abundant amount of live music.

* Sat. May 2 – Sugarcane Jane opened the show for Steve Winwood @ in Birmingham, AL
* Sun. May 3 – Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes & John Milham “Power Trio” @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Mon. May 4 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Thur. May 7 – Truitt Williams @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. May 8 – Fat Man Squeeze @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS

* Sat. May 9
– Live Oak Arts Festival in Pascagoula, MS f/ Blackwater Brass, Stolen Faces, Blue Mother Tupelo and more.
– Blue Mother Tupelo @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Mon. May 11 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Thur. May 14 – The Flying Steinway Brothers f/ Zachary Fellman @ Hard Rock Casino (Center Bar) in Biloxi, MS

* Sat. May 16
– Wes Lee @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Bronwynne Brent w/ Jeff Lewis & Sherry Cothren of the Cynical Twins |  Kyle Reid & The Low Swinging Chariots @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
* Sun. May 17 – Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, John Milham & Anthony Crawford @ The Bluegill in Spanish Fort, AL
* Mon May 18 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Thur. May 21 – Delta Reign w/ guest Phil Proctor & Sean Murphy (CD Release Party for ‘Nothing But Sky’) @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Fri. May 22
– Sugarcane Jane @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Kaboom @ Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat.May 23 – “Lulupalooza 2015” f/ Grayson Capps, Corky Hughes, John Milham & Anthony Crawford | Andrew Duhon Trio | Mingo Fishtrap
* Mon. May 25 – Sugarcane Jane @ American Legion “Beach Park” in Fairhope, AL
* Wed. May 27 – Deluxe Trio @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Thur. May 28 – Rosco Bandana @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Fri. May 29 – El Cantador w/ This Frontier Needs Heroes “End of an Era, Pt. 1” @ Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat.May 30 –  El Cantador “End of an Era, Pt. 2” @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Sun. May 31 – “Legacy Summer Music Festival” f/ Willie Sugarcapps, Lisa Mills, Chris Spies Oh Jeremiah and Melissa Joiner

June 2015

* Wed. June 3 – John Moreland w/ Caleb Caudle ” – American Songwriter Presents” @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Thur. June 4 – Oh Jeremiah @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. June 5
– Great Peacock @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
– Sugarcane Jane @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS (later show)
* Sat. June 6 – Lilly Hiatt w/ Kent Goolsby & Kent Duncan from The Pollies on bass @ The Thirsty Hippo in Hattiesburg, MS
* Sun. June 7 – Cardinal Sons @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Mon.June 8 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Tues. June 9 – Rolling Stones w/ St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, GA
* Thur. June 11 – Morrissey @ Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA
* Fri. June 12 – Fat Man Squeeze @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Sat. June 13
– Albert Simpson @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (early set)
– Johnny Sansone w/ John Fohl @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS
– Brennan Roybal, Patrick McGinley, Johnny Hozey and Charles Flowers @ Leo’s in Ocean Springs, MS (late show)
* Mon. June 15 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Wed. June 17 – Rolling Stones w/ Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood & Joe Walsh @ LP Field (now Nissan Stadium) in Nashville, TN
* Thur. June 18 – Truitt Williams @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. June 19
– Joan Jett & The Blackhearts @ IP Casino in Biloxi, MS
– I saw a couple bands in downtown Ocean Springs following the Joan Jett & The Blackhearts show
* Sat. June 20 – Sugarcane Jane w/ Lauren Murphy @ Leslie Mulcahy’s Farm in Lower Alabama
* Sun June 21 – Joan Osborne w/ Victoria Canal @ Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA (first of two nights of music at Eddie’s)
* Mon. June 22 – Joan Osborne w/ Victoria Canal @ Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, GA (second of two nights of music at Eddie’s)
* Wed. June 24
– Open Jam with Steve Warren & Friends @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS
– Diggs Darcey & The Monday Night Band “a second show of the week” @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS

* Thur. June 25 – The Flagpole/ Athens Music Awards 2015 @ Morton Theatre in Athens, GA.
* Fri. June 26 – Wes Lee @ The Listening Room in Mobile, AL
– (later attempted to make the Della Memoria show at Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS, but failed to make it there on time.)
Sat. June 27
– Wes Lee @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS (early set)
– Joe Hell (from Austin, TX) @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS
– Idlewild String Confederation @ Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS (late show)
* Sun. June 28 – World Party @ House of Blues in New Orleans, MS
* Mon. June 29 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

July 2015:
My most active month in 2015 – Rolling Stones show(s), Neil Young, Eagles, Willie Nelson 4th of July Picnic, Midsummer Tour 2015 (up the east coast) and several thousand miles of travel.

* Wed. July 1 – Rolling Stones w/ Avett Brothers @ Carter-Finley Stadium Raleigh, NC (the only time this year when I didn’t drive to a show. I actually flew on a Gulfstream Jet from Mobile, AL to Raleigh, NC and back.)
* Fri. July 3 – Bob Schneider @ Hard Tails in N. Austin, TX (back to driving or in this case riding  – I went to Austin with Bobby Rayborn.)
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WILLIE NELSON 4TH OF JULY ANNUAL PICNIC (equal to 5 or more shows – morning to after midnight July 5th.)

* Sat. July 4 -Willie Nelson 4th of July Annual Picnic (All Day/Night Event):
The Budweiser Stage (Morning to Late in the Day)

– Part 1: Pauline Reese | Amber Digby | Hudson Moore | Folk Uke : Amy Nelson (Willie’s daughter) & Cathy Guthrie (Arlo’s daughter) | Raelyn Nelson Band (Willie’s granddaughter) | Paula Nelson Band (Willie’s Daughter)
Part 2: Dallas Wayne | David Allan Coe | Ray Wylie Hubbard | Greezy Wheels
– Part 3: Johnny Bush | Billy Joe Shaver | Leon Russell | Asleep at the Wheel |Jamey Johnson

The Pavilion Stage and An Evening of Music (Early evening to midnight)
– Part 4:  Kris Kristofferson | Chris Stapleton | Sturgill Simpson | Jason Isbell
Part 5: Kacey Musgraves | Merle Haggard | “Fireworks Show” | Eric Church | Willie Nelson
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* Sun. July 5 – Rosco Bandana @ Callaghans in Mobile, AL (I was in Raleigh, NC on July 1, Austin on July 3 & 4 and Mobile, AL on July 5)
* Mon. July 6, 2015 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Wed. July 8 – The Secret Sisters w/ Deluxe Trio @ Callaghans in Mobile, MS
* Fri. July 10
– Rosco Bandana’s Jason Sanford, Jenny Flint, Jackson Weldon @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Moonhawk @ Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS (final set)
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* JULY 12-25  MID-SUMMER TOUR 2015
* Tues. July 14 – The Hello Strangers @ Live Music Ctr in Frederick, MD
Wed. July 15 – Rolling Stones w/ The Districts and Galaxie @ Festival D’ete de Quebec | Plains d’Abraham Fields in Quebec City, Quebec (Canada) The Stones performed on “Bell Stage”, the largest outdoor stage in North America.
* Thur. July 16 – Neil Young w/ Band of Horses @ BB&T Pavilion in Camden, NJ
Sat. July 18
– Surfer Blood @ in Frederick, MD

– Dropkick Murphys @ Power Plant Live in Baltimore, MD
* Sun. July 19 – X @ The State Theatre in Falls Church, VA
* Mon. July 20 – Eagles “History of the Eagles Tour” @ Royal Farms Arena (formerly Baltimore Arena) in Baltimore, MD
* Tues. July 21 – My Morning Jacket @ Wireless Pavilion n Charlottesville, VA
* Wed. July 22 – Lilly Hiatt | Aaron Lee Tasjan @ Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC
Sat. July 25 – Sugarcane Jane @ Chattahoochee Hills | Serenbe, GA
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* Thur. July 30 – Sugarcane Jane @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. July 31 – Wes Lee @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS   168

August 2105

* Sat. Aug. 1
– The Jericho Road Show (Rambling Steve Gardner, Libby Ray Watson & Wes Lee; Bill Steber was unable to be there) @ Birdie’s Roadhouse in Angie, LA (north of Bogalusa and Studio in the Country)
– Rosco Bandana @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS (late show)
(later stopped by to visit Della Memoria at The Juke Joint in Ocean Springs, MS; their show was over by the time I arrived.)
* Sun. Aug. 2 – Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes; Carey Hudson; Rosco Bandana’s Jason Sanford, Jackson Weldon & Zach Fellman; Blackwater Brass; and Paul Kirkland (a charity event) @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Aug. 3 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Thur. Aug. 6 – Truitt Williams @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Aug. 7 – Melissa Joiner with Nick Branch and John Davis @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Sat. Aug. 13 – Adam Doleac @ Leo’s in Ocean Springs, MS

* Fri. Aug. 14 – 
– Della Memoria (Emily Sholes & Josh Smith) @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Oh Jeremiah @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS (final set)
* Sat. Aug. 15 – Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes @ Rolling River Bistro & 408 Listening Room in Natchez, MS
* Thur. Aug. 20 – Sugarcane Jane @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Sat. Aug. 22
– Lindy Sholes Loflin & Doug Sholes @ Seagrapes in Gulfport, MS
– Black Irish Texas (with an opening band) @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
* Fri. Aug. 28 – Sugarcane Jane @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat. Aug. 29 – Dr. John & The Nite Trippers | Trombone Shorty & Oceans Avenue | Rosco Bandana “Concert for the Coast” @ MGM Park in Biloxi, MS

September 2015

* Fri. Sept. 4
– Phil Proctor @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Crazy Uncle @ The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat. Sept. 5 – Fort Bayou Slim @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Sept. 7 –  The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
Wed.Sept. 9 – Uncle Lucious @ Callaghans in Mobile, AL
* Thur. Sept. 10 – Lauren Murphy & Luther Wamble @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Sept.11 – Cary Hudson @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Thur. Sept. 17 – Della Memoria @ Long Beach Live in Long Beach, MS
* Fri. Sept. 18
– Fat Man Squeeze @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Jimmy Lee Hannaford @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat. Sept. 19
– Jimmy Buffett w/ Mac McAnally “Jimmy Buffett Bridge Dedication & Concert” @ Pascagoula Beach in Pascagoula, MS
– Wes Lee @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Wed.Sept. 23 – Stefan Lawson and Eddie Dixon @ The Juke Joint in Ocean Springs, MS
* Thur. Sept. 24
– Sugarcane Jane @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Brandon Green @ Leo’s in Ocean Springs, MS

– Crazy Uncle @ The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS
* Fri. Sept. 25
– Otis Gibbs @ Satori Coffeehouse in Mobile, AL
– Coleman-Mason Band @ The Juke Joint in Ocean Springs, MS
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* SAT. SEPT. 26 – BOGALUSA BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL @ Cassidy Park, Bogalusa, LA
Part 1: Terry “Harmonica” Bean, Mia Borders, Johnny Sansone
Part 2: Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentleman, Royal Southern Brotherhood, Keb’ Mo’
Part 3: More artists were on a second stage. Stephen Anderson photographed them all.
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* Mon. Sept. 28 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Wed. Sept. 30 – Deluxe Trio @ Callaghans in Mobile, AL  203

 October 2015

* Thur. Oct. 1 – Brennan Roybal @ Leo’s in Ocean Springs, MS
* Fri. Oct. 2 – Blue Tupelo @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS

* Sat. Oct. 3 – Russell Gulley w/ Dennis Gulley & Britt Meacham @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS.
* Mon. Oct. 5
– Eddie Dixon & Stefan Lawson (A Goodbye Party for Eddie Dixon. After several months on the Gulf Coast, he was returning to Chicago.Thankfully he and Stefan were able to complete the recording of their album.)
– Monday Night Jam @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Thur. Oct. 8 – John Calvin Abney | Levi Parham @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Fri. Oct. 9 – Kacey Musgraves w/ Humming House @ Howlin’ Wolf in New Orleans, LA
* Sat. Oct. 10
12th EVER SHEDHED BLUES FEST f/ Blackwater Brass, Brooks Hubbert & Sirius Face, Shedhed Fest All-Star Band (Rosco Bandana’s Jackson Weldon, Patrick Mooney, Zach Fellman, Sean Murphy & Friends), Lightnin’ Malcolm, The Royal Southern Brotherhood @ The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs, MS aka Hwy 57 & I-10 Crossroads
– Seth Walker Trio @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS (Stephen and I slipped off to Murky Waters to catch some of Seth’s show.)
– Lisa Mills @ Mosaic Tapas Bar in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sun. Oct. 11 – Maggie Koerner @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Tues. Oct. 13 – Laci Wright  – CD Release Party for “Tryin’ to Get it Right” @ Veets in Mobile, AL
* Wed. Oct. 14 – Joe Jackson @ Joy Theatre in New Orleans, LA
* Thur. Oct. 15 – Jackson Browne w/ Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams @ Saenger Theatre in New Orleans, LA
* Fri. Oct. 16 – Grayson Capps & Corky Hughes @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Oct. 19
– James Brothers @ Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
– The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Wed. Oct. 21 – Rob Thomas @ Seanger Theatre in Mobile, AL
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* Oct. 24 – Nov. 7  Mid-Autumn Tour 2015

* Mon. Oct. 26 – Josh Ritter @ Lincoln Theatre in Washington, DC
* Tues. Oct. 27 – UB40 – 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
* Wed. Oct. 28 – Garbage @ 9:30 Club in Washington, DC
* Thur.Oct. 29 – Ashley Monroe @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC
* Sat. Oct. 31Dave & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones @ Birchmere in Alexandria, VA 223

November 2015

* Mid-Autumn Tour 2015 Continued
* Tues. Nov. 3 – Shawn Mullins @ Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC
* Thur. Nov. 4  – Delbert McClinton @ The Birchmere in Alexandria, VA
* Sat. Nov. 7Folk Soul Revival | The Hello Strangers | The Weather Machine @ Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC
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* Thur. Nov. 12 – James McMurtry & The Heartless Bastards w/ Jason Sanford of Rosco Bandana @ The Merry Widow in Mobile, AL

* Fri. Nov. 13
– Wes Lee & Stefan Lawson “Coastal Noise Live Podcast | Interview with Wes Lee and performance @ The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint in Ocean Springs, MS aka Hwy 57 & I-10 Crossroads
–  Cole ‘n Keef @ The Government Street Grocery in. Ocean Springs, MS
– Champion Club @ The Juke Joint in Ocean Springs, MS

* Sat. Nov. 14
– Wes Lee @ The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS
– Johnny Sansone w/ John Fohl @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS
* Mon. Nov. 16 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)

* Tues. Nov. 17 – Lisa Mills w/ Gram Rea (also Chip Herrington performed with them at end of show) @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Thur. Nov. 19 – Diggs Darcey @ The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS
* Fri. Nov. 20
– Corey Rezner @ The Listening Room in Mobile, AL
The Stoop Kids @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS (Late show)
* Sat. Nov. 21
– Lisa Mills @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS
– Party at The Moontower @ The Juke Joint in Ocean Springs, MS
* Wed. Nov. 25 – Fat Man Squeeze @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Nov. 27
– Truitt Williams Band @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Della Memoria @ The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat. Nov. 28
– Strangled Darlings @ The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS
– Della Memoria @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sun. Nov. 29 – The Mulligan Brothers @ The Bluegill (grassy area overlooking bayou) in Spanish Fort, AL (Tim Kinsey performed earlier on the deck stage.)

December 2015

* Wed. Dec. 2 – Open Jam with Steve Warren & Friends @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS
* Thur. Dec. 3 – Robert Joseph @ The Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS
* Fri. Dec. 4
– Lauren Kay @ The Listening Room in Mobile, AL
– Strangled Darlings (visited with them prior to show)
– Debauche @ The Juke Joint in Ocean Springs, MS

* Sat. Dec. 5 – Pokey Lafarge w/ The Deslondes @ The Merry Widow in Mobile, AL
* Mon. Dec. 7 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Wed. Dec. 9
– Open Jam with Steve Warren & Friends @ Murky Waters in Ocean Springs, MS
– Gram & Ty @ Leo’s in Ocean Springs, MS

* Thur. Dec. 10
– James Brothers @ The Dock in Gulfport, MS
– Tim Kinsley & Holli Mosely @ Jack’s by the Jacks in Pascagoula, MS
* Fri. Dec. 11 – Edward David Anderson @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat. Dec. 12 – Grayson Capps with Corky Hughes @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Sun. Dec. 13
– The Mulligan Brothers w/ Harrison McInnis @ The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL

– Levi Parham @ Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL
* Mon. Dec. 14 – The Monday Night Jam Session @ Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS. (Hosted by Diggs Darcey)
* Fri. Dec. 18
– Edward David Anderson @ Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS
– Young Valley @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS

* Sat. Dec. 19Wes Lee @ The Listening Room in Mobile, AL
* Sun. Dec. 20 – China Cat Orchestra’s 10th Anniversary Show at Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS
* Wed. Dec. 23 – Gram Rea @ Leo’s in Ocean Springs, MS
* Sat. Dec. 26
– Jimmy Lee Hannaford @ The Shed in Ocean Springs, MS
The Tall Boys @ The Flying Irishman in Ocean Springs * was there through seven songs.
– Blackwater Brass @ The Government Street Grocery in Ocean Springs, MS
* Thur. Dec. 31 – The Zimmer’s End of the Year House Party with Sugarcane Jane, Laci Wright, Lauren Kay and Eric Erdman @ House Party on Mobile Bay, AL

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