Article by Johnny Cole
During the calendar year of 2014, The Southland Music Line’s Stephen “Andy” Anderson had the privilege of taking thousands of photos of musicians at locations throughout The South. Stephen has captured photos at venues from The Gulf Coast, Austin, TX at SXSW to Atlanta, GA and beyond. There were several unforgettable shows that will long be remembered. The photos taken by Stephen provide a look back at what an incredible year in music it was for all of us.
Stephen Anderson has had a long history of taking photos of musicians and popular figures in entertainment, sports and politics. His photos have appeared in various newspapers, magazines and websites. From taking photos on the sidelines at New Orleans Saints football games with press credentials to being on hand to take photos of would-be U.S. Presidents (Ronald Reagan), popular athletes (Muhammad Ali) and music greats that we could list all day long, Stephen or “Andy”, as many friends call him, stays busy behind the lens.
Ty Taylor of Vintage Trouble
(Butler Park at SXSW)
The year of 2014 saw him continue doing what he loves. Some of those photographed included members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame such as: The Doors’ Robbie Krieger, Slash from Guns N Roses, Booker T. Jones of Booker T. & M.G’s, and B.B. King at his final homecoming show in Indianola, MS.
Also photographed was legendary bassist Leland Sklar, the Grammy nominated Phil & Dave Alvin, Paul McCartney’s longtime guitarist Rusty Anderson, Lucinda Williams, Southern Rock’s Cowboy: Boyer & Talton along with Muscle Shoals famed musician N.C. Thurman, famed James Brown drummer John “Jabo” Starks, and the Acoustic House Party & Traveling Road Show featuring Libby Rae Watson, Rambling Steve Gardner, Bill Steber & Wes Lee.
Jack’s by the Tracks
Photos were taken of Jason Isbell, Vintage Trouble, Los Lonely Boys, Ruthie Foster, Larkin Poe, The Lone Bellow, Willie Sugarcapps, Hard Working Americans, Blue Mother Tupelo, Sugarcane Jane, Keith Sykes, Cary Hudson, Kristin Diable, Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”, Will Kimbrough, Jimbo Mathus, Lightnin’ Malcolm, Grayson Capps & The Lost Cause Minstels, Grayson Capps & The Stumpknockers, Ben Jernigan, Andrew Duhon, Nick and the Overols, Doc Maclean, Buddy & The Squids, The Mulligan Brothers, Mandolin Orange, JJ Grey & Mofro, Bronwynne Brent, Big George Brock, Cheers Elephant, Rosco Bandana, Chris Mule, Oh Jeremiah, HanaLena, Party at the Moontower, Kaboom, Della Memoria, The Eves, The Dig, Jesse Robinson with “Mickey Rogers and the Soul Blues Band”, Brooks Hubbert, Johnny Sansone, Casey Roberts and the “Bowie Kinfolk”, The Wooden Wings, Gators in the Sawgrass, Foreign Fields, The Deluxe Trio, The Custom Trio, Bantam Foxes, David Locklear, Cowboy Johnson, Luther Wamble, Otis Clay and….(continued below)
THE FROG POND SUNDAY SOCIAL
The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm
Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Revivalists, Delta Reign, Mike Zito & The Wheel, Devon Allman, Charlie Musselwhite, Judith Owen, Fat Man Squeeze, Grady Champion, Lil Ray Neal, Dash Rip Rock, Banditos, Edward David Anderson, Southern Halo, Edward Antoine aka King Edward, Ramsay Midwood, Michaela Harrison, Hi-Rhythm Section, John Calvin Abney, Todd Snider, Ben Cauley and the Royal Horns of Memphis, Phil Proctor, Jimmy Lee Hannaford, Mississippi Allstars, Lincoln Durham, Alpha Rev, James McMurtry, Cary Laine, The Giving Tree Band, Turbo Fruits, The Shadowboxers, Mark Pfaff, Lindsay Jarman, Corky Hughes Trio, Rollin in the Hay, Roo & The Howl, Desert Noise, Liz Langley, Jordan Sokel, Carolyn Wonderland, Bobby Rush, Al Bell, Syl Johnson and yes even Snoop Dogg. The above names serve as only a sample of how busy Stephen was in 2014. The list actually goes further……
REBECCA & MEGAN LOVELL
OF LARKIN POE
Terminal West (Atlanta, GA)
If we add the number of photos by other contributing photographers to “The Line” of more artists, everyone from Paul McCartney, Dave Rawlings Machine, Billy Joe Shaver, Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, The Underhill Family Orchestra, Otis Gibbs to Kelcy Hyde could be added. It’s been one active year for everyone involved with The Southland Music Line. The work of Stephen Anderson has been a major part of what we aim to do here at “The Line”.
GREG DELUCA OF THE MULLIGAN BROTHERS
The Joe Jefferson Playhouse
JOSH SMITH OF DELLA MEMORIA
Government Street Grocery
(Ocean Springs, MS)
Corky Hughes, Grayson Capps, Will Kimbrough,
Savana Jane Crawford & Anthony Crawford
Wash Hole Jam (Brewton, AL)
His Final Homecoming Festival
JENNY FLINT OF ROSCO BANDANA
House of Blues
(New Orleans, LA)
WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO VISIT OUR PHOTO COLLECTIONS. (See below)
The Southland Music Line is home to several “mult-photo albums” collections featuring:
B.B. King’s Homecoming Parts 1-3, Live at Jack’s by the Tracks Parts 1-3, Live Music Collection Parts 1 & 2, Southern Music Venues Parts 1 & 2, Southern Music Landmarks Parts 1 & 2, The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm (several albums), Sugarcane Jane Parts 1-4; Rosco Bandana (several albums), The Mississippi Ind. Music Scene Parts 1-5, SXSW (South by Southwest) Parts. 1-5, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Museum Parts 1-3. Larkin Poe (several albums) and Willie Sugarcapps (several albums).
Individual Album Collections featuring:
Acoustic House Party & Traveling Road Show, Bantam Foxes, Bronwynne Brent, Cary Hudson, Corky Hughes, Della Memoria, Fat Man Squeeze, Grayson Capps, Hard Working Americans, Jimmy Lee Hannaford, Kaboom, Kelcy Hyde, Leland Sklar with Judith Owen, Los Lonely Boys, Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child”, The Mulligan Brothers, Rollin in the Hay, Vintage Trouble, Will Kimbrough and more.
Photo Collections featuring a wide variety of events like The Line’s Midsummer Mini Tour of the The Southland, The Coffeehouse Seassions, Kress Live’s V.I.P. Opening, Robby Amonett Art Show, Bogalusa Blues Festival, Wash Hole Jam, Magnolia Springs Seafood Celebration and more coming soon!
*Take some time to visit our Photo Collections by clicking HERE!
The vast majority of photos are credited to Stephen Anderson.
2014: A Year in Music –
According to The Southland Music Line:
Best of 2014:
Top Albums | Top Live Music Experiences |
Top Music Venues of the South:
Music Inspired Art of Robby Amonett:
We appreciate our readers and are thankful to everyone who has contributed to making 2014 a good year to remember.
On a Personal Note: Thanks Andy for everything. It’s been a true honor and privilege traveling to all these many shows. Your work is always amazing.
– Johnny Cole (The Southland Music Line)
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