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

Concert for the Coast: Celebrating Ten Years of Recovery from Hurricane Katrina

The hours before making her dramatic and ferocious landfall along Mississippi Gulf Coast and prior to New Orleans’ levees breaking and flooding the city, Hurricane Katrina with its then Category 5 force winds spun out of control taking target on a course that would forever change the lives of hundreds… 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

Same Night, Same Stage: Rosco Bandana & Kaboom Take on The Big Easy

New Orleans is known for its food, as well as its music. One of its most famous dishes, “gumbo”,  is known for its flavor, seasonings, combination of ingredients, varied culinary practices from several cultures and its incredible taste. Similarly, you can liken the music of New Orleans. Arguably, the greatest… Continue Reading

Sweet Sounds By The Harbor: The Coffeehouse Sessions featuring Em & Me

  There are times when the setting provides music with that ‘something special’.  Such an occasion occurred on the cloudy, misty evening of Thursday, April 13th, at the ‘Coffeehouse Sessions’ in The Pass Christian Book Store & Cat Island Coffeehouse. This delightfully warm establishment chocked with Southern charm and hospitality is located on historic Scenic… Continue Reading

Backstage with Rosco Bandana at The House of Blues

To begin with, The Southland Music Line wants to thank Rosco Bandana for inviting us backstage to a really cool ‘green room’ at The New Orleans’ House of Blues.  Secondly, we want to thank The House of Blues for giving “The Line’s” photographer Stephen “Andy” Anderson signed permission to take… Continue Reading