12 Q&A Series: KneeOn Sisters – Colorful, Bright & In Flight

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Earlier this year on the evening of Sunday, March 24, I was introduced to the music of Aerial Grace “A.G.” and Skyler Rose Smith, a.k.a. the KneeOn Sisters, at the Alabama venue, The Listening Room of Mobile. Prior to this… 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

Sharon Kay Moore – Music That Soothes the Soul

An Article by Johnny Cole The age old saying “music soothes the soul” truly seems fitting when it comes to the latest album, “Chapters, An Acoustic Take on New and Old Stories” by southern Alabama’s Sharon Kay Moore. I first learned of Sharon Kay Moore when she was recording her… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Jackson County Blues – Moss Point, Pascagoula & Ocean Springs

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson When traveling Highway 90 from Mobile, Alabama in the direction of New Orleans, an enthusiastic fan of the Blues can easily find a host of interesting landmarks along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with deep roots in this cherished musical art… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: 100 Men D.B.A. Hall – Bay St. Louis

An Article by Brenda Germany  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Beginning this month, The Southland Music Line will debut an original series of MS Blues Trail articles and photo collections exploring well known and even a few off-the-beaten-path locations along the Blues Trail. First unveiled in 2006 by the MS… Continue Reading

The 2018 Mississippi Songwriters Festival

An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson “The gift of song has a unique power all unto itself while often providing a lasting effect on others. We can all name a song that has brought joy and, at times, a profound meaning in our lives. For every… Continue Reading

“Serabee Returns To The Gulf Coast at Satchmo’s” by Brenda Germany

For many, the mention of Kiln, MS brings to mind a certain well-known football hero. However, “The Kiln” as it is referred to locally, is also home to another resident of note, quite literally. Sera Buras, known professionally as Serabee, is a prolific songwriter, vocalist, and musician who achieved nationwide… Continue Reading

“The Award-Winning Mississippi Shakedown Returns to Ocean Springs” by Brenda Germany

Saturday night, thunder and lightning not only rolled across the sky in Ocean Springs, but also across the stage at Murky Waters. As the audience, sheltered from Mother Nature’s storm by the covered outdoor venue, gave enthusiastic attention to their performance, The Mississippi Shakedown created musical thunder and lightning with… Continue Reading

A Memorable Weekend at the Mississippi Songwriters Festival 2017

The gift of song has a unique power all unto itself while often providing a lasting effect on others. We can all name a song that has brought joy and, at times, a profound meaning in our lives. For every song, there is that person or persons who has poured… Continue Reading

Della Memoria: A Beautiful Dream Finds New Beginnings

The evolution of a dream continues as Della Memoria releases its much anticipated second collection of new music with “The Ebb”. The 2017 EP has had a journey all unto itself. To start, in late 2016 the just completed music was mysteriously stolen, thus leaving Della Memoria with only one… Continue Reading