Sugarcane Jane: “Southern State of Mind’- Brand New Album Takes the Spotlight

An Article by Johnny Cole Music has the power to unite, inspire, mend and bring cause for celebration. The duo of Sugarcane Jane continues to entertain us with their motivating music deeply layered with those traits – a traditional positive message – organic and real. Sugarcane Jane, the husband-wife duo… Continue Reading

The Mulligan Brothers: 2015 Music Artist of the Year

There are things in life that seem to stack up beside one another with a special creative blend to the admiration of many onlookers. On the rarest of occasions, a musician is able to strike with a strong meaningful album, not once, but twice. Yes, it’s not the impossible, but… 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

John Moreland Showcases Latest Album “High on Tulsa Heat” To An Attentive Alabama Audience

A name continuously being mentioned wherever I go (or discussed regularly with those serious about music) is Oklahoman, John Moreland. The singer-songwriter, Moreland, might not be a household name to a large number of people, but that’s quickly changing. When he releases a brilliant album like 2015’s “High on Tulsa… Continue Reading

DELTA REIGN: A Fan Favorite Delivers A New Album of Pleasing Diversity

It is often suggested by friends to check out a variety of bands and musicians. No matter the genre, most know I enjoy all music when there is striking enthusiasm and passion for what is being performed or recorded. One name has been mentioned more times than I can remember…..that… Continue Reading

Wille Sugarcapps: 2014’s Artist of the Year

When choosing 2014’s Artist of the Year, several things were considered by those contributing to “The Line”. Since we see and hear a staggering number of bands/musicians, quite literally hundreds of shows, travel thousands of miles to see their performances various bands/musicians were considered and eventually narrowed down to a… Continue Reading

Will Kimbrough: From “Sideshow Love” to Willie Sugarcapps – It’s Abundantly Clear, He Loves What He’s Doing

During the 1980’s while living in New York City, amid the heyday of the MTV Generation, I first heard of the band, Will and the Bushmen. Looking back they are especially memorable for me, foremost, in that they hailed from the Gulf Coast; secondly, that they had a distinct sound… Continue Reading

From Muscle Shoals to Magnolia Springs, AL: Willie Sugarcapps Gives Us A Sample of What’s To Come

Springtime along the Gulf Coast is one the best times of the year. The azaleas in full bloom and the warm breeze from the Gulf of Mexico stirs the excitement as the new growth of leaves appear as light green on the huge Southern Live Oaks. The people of this… Continue Reading