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

“A Trip to Eddie’s Attic for a Willie Sugarcapps Show” by Johnny Cole

The first time I had the privilege of seeing Willie Sugarcapps was directly after their self-titled debut release, “Willie Sugarcapps”, became available on vinyl. The show at The Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Alabama that evening was met with enthusiasm and excitement by an audience of loyal fans of this newly… 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

2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

This year, The Southland Music Line presented an opportunity to its readers to participate in our first Readers’ Choice Awards. The voting took place during the entire month of November and first week of December. The awards were made up of 4 categories and one question. We asked our readers… Continue Reading

Corey Rezner’s Gift for Song Translates Well on His Latest Album, “Mercy Mercy”

Stephen Anderson and I, both of The Southland Music Line, finally attended a Corey Rezner show – our first opportunity since the release of his album, “Mercy Mercy” (A 2015 Baldwin County Public Records release produced by Anthony Crawford and recorded at Admiral Bean Studios in Loxley, AL). The 2015… Continue Reading

Baldwin County Public Records: An Indie Label With A Mission For Excellence

2015 has seen the emergence of a new record label based out of the other L.A…..”Lower Alabama”. Baldwin County Public Records is the brainchild and efforts of two men with abundant knowledge, history and appreciation for music excellence. Jeffrey Zimmer has long been one of the region’s most devoted music… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line’s 2015 Midsummer Tour

Each year The Southland Music Line schedules various trips in search of great music. The fall of 2013, we traveled with stops along the way from Athens, GA to Washington, DC to New York City & Asbury Park, NJ to Cleveland, OH to Nashville & Muscle Shoals and back. 2014,… 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

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