Mississippi Blues Trails Series – Pensacola Blues

An article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson The history of Pensacola, Florida dates back to its original site in 1559, six years prior to the founding of St. Augustine. Throughout Pensacola’s history, its importance to the region has been vital culturally, economically and politically. For centuries, immigrants… Continue Reading

Truitt Williams – Words to Live By

An Article by Brenda Germany  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson “God respects me when I work. But He loves me when I sing.”, Rabindranath Tagore The Line recently visited with a well known Gulf Coast musician who speaks fondly of a treasured plaque that hangs in his home. Written on… Continue Reading

Two Memorable Nights at The Listening Room – Chely Wright and Bryan White

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson When The Listening Room of Mobile opened its doors in 2015, Jim Pennington, owner and operator of the venue, stated he would rather throw everything into Mobile Bay before turning the place into a rowdy bar. Of course, Jim says… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Harrison County Blues – Biloxi, Gulfport & Pass Christian

An Article by Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson Traveling along coastal U.S. Highway 90 in Harrison County, Mississippi in 2019, things have noticeably changed through the years. Gone are the many seafood factories, small mom & pop souvenir businesses and motor inns, now replaced with luxurious casinos, high… Continue Reading

Molly Thomas & The Rare Birds – Time for These Wings to Fly

An article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Through the years, there has always been a select group of bands and music artists that have caught my attention more than usual. In the recent past, I anxiously waited for what was next from such artists as Escondido, Larkin… Continue Reading

An All-Star Night in Mobile featuring Red Padilla & Friends

An Article by Johnny Cole  |   Photos by Stephen Anderson When several talented musicians and performers come together to celebrate the release of a friend’s and peer’s latest music, it’s a special thing to behold. On the evening of Saturday, April 20, 2019, one such occasion, the “Soul Mexican Single… Continue Reading

Josh Ritter at The University of South Alabama: Laidlaw Performing Arts Center

An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson On the evening of Thursday, March 7, 2019, The Southland Music Line photographer, Stephen “Andy” Anderson had the privilege of attending a much anticipated event featuring Josh Ritter, songwriter-musician and author of “Bright’s Passage”, at the University of South Alabama… Continue Reading

Edward David Anderson Opens for Los Lobos at “The Vinyl”

An Article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen Anderson “It’s my dream job and I get to do it…making a living by playing my songs. It’s like, what else could you ask for?” – Edward David Anderson Edward David Anderson, or EDA as his fans refer to him, is a… Continue Reading

Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue with Jimbo Mathus – A Honky Tonk Double Play

An Article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson “Authentic isn’t a time capsule, it’s something older then taking regard for that and moving it forward. Authenticity is something that you go into with truth in your heart.” – Vanessa Niemann, Gal Holiday With that philosophy in mind Gal… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2018 – A Year in Review

2018 marks The Southland Music Line’s 5th year of celebrating great music. When Stephen “Andy” Anderson, Robby Amonett and I decided to begin “The Line” in 2013, we set out to share our love of music with others and it has truly been an enjoyable experience. Over the past twelve… Continue Reading