“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

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

Willie Sugarcapps Returns with “Paradise Right Here”

The much anticipated album “Paradise Right Here” by Willie Sugarcapps had its official release in April of this year. The follow-up to the successful self-titled 2013 debut album lives up to everything fans of Willie Sugarcapps have grown to expect. “Paradise Right Here” by Willie Sugarcapps (released April 2016; Baldwin County Public Records);… Continue Reading

The Road To Natchez Leads To Rolling River Bistro And 408 Listening Room

Several months ago, we began hearing news of a music venue in Natchez, MS that sparked our attention. It was gaining quite a reputation for attracting an impressive variety of the region’s best musicians. Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jimbo Mathus, Cary Hudson, Wes Lee and a good number of others were… Continue Reading

Callaghan’s of Mobile, AL – One of the South’s Best Places for Live Music

For years I’ve been criss-crossing the country in search of those special one of a kind places that regularly showcase the very best in live music. This pilgrimage of sorts has been a lifelong journey with high hopes. Along the way I’ve discovered a few real standouts – venues with… 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

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Independent Music Scene – Taking Shape

There have been many outstanding independent music scenes around the country and breaking it down could be lengthy. In the post 1955 Rock & Roll Era, we can easily list a number of familiar ones. At the start, however, to understand what a real independent music scene means, we should… 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