The Peoples Room of Mobile – New Name, Same Listening Experience

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Over the last several years since Jim Pennington opened the doors of The Peoples Room of Mobile (formerly known as The Listening Room of Mobile), The Southland Music Line has been enjoying this unique live music establishment. As its website… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2019 – A Year in Review

Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson 2019 marks The Southland Music Line’s 6th year of celebrating great music. Over the past twelve months, we have continued our ongoing pilgrimage in search of more great music. Our staff in 2019 consisted of Johnny Cole (editor/writer), Stephen “Andy” Anderson… Continue Reading

Sugarcane Jane – 2019 Music Artist of the Year

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line loves devoting its time to spreading the word about the great music, venues and musicians that we are privileged to encounter during our travels around the globe, but primarily those from across the Deep South. The… Continue Reading

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