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

Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2017

The contributors to The Southland Music Line frequent several music festivals throughout the year. Since the autumn of 2016, we have attended a number of such events including South By Southwest, 30A Songwriters, Coachella, Desert Trip, Summerfest, Bottle Rock, Arroyo Seco Weekend, Americana Fest, Classic East, British Summer Time at… 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

Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2016: The Dream Survives A Flood

In recent years, Bogalusa has become home to one of the best and most welcoming music festivals in the Deep South. For three consecutive years, The Southland Music Line has been traveling to Bogalusa for the annual event. A long list of talent has graced the two stages in picturesque… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2015 – Johnny Cole: A Year of Travelin’ and 300+ Shows

In previous articles, I have written about what an exciting year 2015 has been for artist Robby Amonett, photographer Stephen Anderson, and The Southland Music Line. Personally, I have several people to thank for their contributions to The Line. Obviously, I thank Stephen and Robby for making this pilgrimage in… Continue Reading

The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2015: Another Exciting Year!

The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival was held for its fourth straight year in Bogalusa, LA on Fri., Sept. 25 – Sat., Sept. 26, 2015. The annual event is becoming somewhat of a tradition for The Southland Music Line to attend. We absolutely love what they are doing in Bogalusa… Continue Reading

2014: A Year in Music According to The Southland Music Line

Article by Johnny Cole A Southern Pilgrimage The Southland Music Line was formed with one prominent goal – To search out the entire “South” for the best music, best musicians and best live music venues. We called our mission “A Southern Pilgrimage in Search of the Best Music”. Over the… Continue Reading

“Wash Hole Jam – Brewton, AL” Starring Willie Sugarcapps

Saturday afternoons in Alabama are about one thing – SEC Football, and in particular, the Alabama Crimson Tide or Auburn Tigers. Discussions abound when folks get together on any occasion each autumn weekend. The Willie Sugarcapps sign placed in front of stage by locals. (Photo by Stephen Anderson) Saturday, Sept.… Continue Reading