Mississippi Songwriters Festival 2019 & Hall of Fame Induction of Paul Overstreet

An article by Johnny Cole & Connie Gibbs Photos by Stephen Anderson There is something very special about the connection between a song, its songwriter and those of us who embrace the music. It is one of the wonderful things that make songwriter inspired events both memorable and valuable. In… Continue Reading

Blue Mother Tupelo – The Work of Our Hearts

An Article by Brenda Germany  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson “When all things are kind of right – right mentally and right with the music, it’s a special thing to be able to share our songs. We want to be right in our heart about making the music, and when… Continue Reading

Mississippi-Born Jimbo Mathus – Original & Diverse

An Article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson If you’ve ever ventured off the beaten path in search of musical experiences beyond the mainstream, Jimbo Mathus is likely just what you were hoping to find.  The primal, earthy and deeply southern, blues-infused rock elements of Mathus’ music irresistibly… Continue Reading

Abe Partridge: 2018 Music Artist of the Year

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen “Andy” Anderson Since 2014, The Southland Music Line has recognized the following musicians as Music Artist of the Year: Willie Sugarcapps (2014), The Mulligan Brothers (2015), Lisa Mills (2016) and Grayson Capps (2017). Now as 2018 comes to its close, we… Continue Reading

“Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2018” by Johnny Cole & Brenda Germany

Introduction by Johnny Cole The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival in Bogalusa, Louisiana continues to be an enjoyable part of The Southland Music Line’s schedule. On Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29, we attended our fifth straight year. This year, photographer Stephen “Andy” Anderson and I were joined again… 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

“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

“Bill Abel – A Passion for the Blues” by Brenda Germany

“You know, you’d prefer to play for people who understand the Blues and are into it. When you’re playing for that group of people it’s kind of like a family, like they’re a part of it and it isn’t about the musician; it’s about the music itself. So, there’s a… Continue Reading

“Photographer Stephen Anderson joins Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet at Studio in the Country” by Johnny Cole

From Left: Mike Jernigan, Jacob Hall, Ethan Snedigar, Jeremy Ault,Ben Mumphrey (Engineer at Studio in the Country), Gabriel Willis, and Rick Hirsch (Producer) In the spring of 2018 photographer and contributor to The Southland Music Line, Stephen “Andy” Anderson, joined the band Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet and producer Rick Hirsch… Continue Reading

Taking Flight with Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet

Over the last couple of years, the Mobile, AL based band Paw Paw’s Medicine Cabinet has gained a loyal and devoted following. Their live shows have gained widespread recognition as one of those “bands to watch” as they furthered their evolvement Prior to the release of “The Great Room” and… Continue Reading