Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Mississippi John Hurt & The Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Festival 2019

An article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson As we continue to explore the Mississippi Blues Trail, we come to the marker honoring the legendary Mississippi John Hurt, located near Avalon, Mississippi. Mississippi John Hurt (1893-1966) became famous after having been rediscovered during the American folk music revival… Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

The Southland Music Line Returns to Austin for South By Southwest 2019

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson For the seventh straight year, The Southland Music Line aka “The Line” has made its way to Austin, TX for several days of exciting music and fun during South By Southwest (SXSW). We have been introduced to an untold number… 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

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