“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

A Conversation with Lilly Winwood at The Listening Room in Mobile, AL (Thur. Sept. 15, 2016)

While attending the 30A Songwriter’s Festival in January of 2016, I ran across a familiar last name listed in the festival’s impressive lineup which included Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Parker Millsap, Shovels & Rope, Grace Potter, Jim Lauderdale, Bob Schneider, and several others. Lilly Winwood, the daughter of legendary musician… Continue Reading

The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm: Friends Express Their Appreciation

The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm has grown into something quite magical, now in its sixth and wonderful year. It provides proof that dreams can come true. Music enthusiast Cathe Steele had a vision to open a place on her farm where musicians and fans could come together in… Continue Reading

Willie Sugarcapps Returns with “Paradise Right Here”

The much anticipated album “Paradise Right Here” by Willie Sugarcapps had its official release in April of this year. The follow-up to the successful self-titled 2013 debut album lives up to everything fans of Willie Sugarcapps have grown to expect. “Paradise Right Here” by Willie Sugarcapps (released April 2016; Baldwin County Public Records);… Continue Reading

2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

This year, The Southland Music Line presented an opportunity to its readers to participate in our first Readers’ Choice Awards. The voting took place during the entire month of November and first week of December. The awards were made up of 4 categories and one question. We asked our readers… Continue Reading

Baldwin County Public Records: An Indie Label With A Mission For Excellence

2015 has seen the emergence of a new record label based out of the other L.A…..”Lower Alabama”. Baldwin County Public Records is the brainchild and efforts of two men with abundant knowledge, history and appreciation for music excellence. Jeffrey Zimmer has long been one of the region’s most devoted music… Continue Reading

The Road To Natchez Leads To Rolling River Bistro And 408 Listening Room

Several months ago, we began hearing news of a music venue in Natchez, MS that sparked our attention. It was gaining quite a reputation for attracting an impressive variety of the region’s best musicians. Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jimbo Mathus, Cary Hudson, Wes Lee and a good number of others were… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line’s 2015 Midsummer Tour

Each year The Southland Music Line schedules various trips in search of great music. The fall of 2013, we traveled with stops along the way from Athens, GA to Washington, DC to New York City & Asbury Park, NJ to Cleveland, OH to Nashville & Muscle Shoals and back. 2014,… Continue Reading

Callaghan’s of Mobile, AL – One of the South’s Best Places for Live Music

For years I’ve been criss-crossing the country in search of those special one of a kind places that regularly showcase the very best in live music. This pilgrimage of sorts has been a lifelong journey with high hopes. Along the way I’ve discovered a few real standouts – venues with… Continue Reading

Wille Sugarcapps: 2014’s Artist of the Year

When choosing 2014’s Artist of the Year, several things were considered by those contributing to “The Line”. Since we see and hear a staggering number of bands/musicians, quite literally hundreds of shows, travel thousands of miles to see their performances various bands/musicians were considered and eventually narrowed down to a… Continue Reading