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Spotlight Music of the Month

“Better Luck” – John Calvin Abney


John Calvin Abney delivers one of the first great albums of 2015. It’s no wonder why it’s getting extremely positive reviews. No Depression says: “Better Luck is a solid freshman effort and your first “must-have” of 2015″. Co-produced by the unbelievably talented fellow Oklahoman singer-songwriter – John Moreland (The Line recently saw Moreland at Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL & the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida). John Calvin Abney, a longtime favorite of The Line, is certain to become wider known with the release of “Better Luck”.  We’ve seen him on a number of occasions, including a nice brief visit at last year’s South By Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, when he told us about going to San Francisco to record this album. The finished result is 11 songs perfectly blended together to satisfy anyone who loves great music. Presently, my favorite track is “Museums” – Beautifully done! John, thanks for such an incredible album.

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Last month’s Spotlight Music

 “Via Portland” by The Mulligan Brothers  (1/20)
“Then Came The Morning” by The Lone Bellow

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Two of The Southland Music Line’s favorite bands are officially releasing their second albums in January 2015. The Mulligan Brothers “Via Portland” on Jan. 20th and The Lone Bellow’s “Then Came The Morning” on Jan. 27th. 

Click to Order – “Via Portland” by The Mulligan Brothers.
Click to Order – “Then Came The Morning” by The Lone Bellow.

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Feb 2015 MFOM

Mississippi Gulf Coast residents and married couple, “Doug & Susan Sholes,” are excellent examples of true music fans.  They can be seen at live music events across the Gulf Coast region and abroad.  Doug and Susan are from families who love and perform music: Susan is cousin to country music’s Moe Bandy; Doug’s father, George Sholes, was an accomplished jazz musician with the Port City Jazz Band; Doug is also a musician who performs at his church and can be seen sitting in on shows with their eldest daughter, Lindy, at places like “The Sea Grapes” in Gulfport, MS. All three of Doug & Susan’s children (Lindy, Tyler and Emily) have a gift for music. Their youngest daughter is a member of Della Memoria and has toured nationally as a musician.
Doug and Susan are also known for their support of the local music scene and can be seen regularly at shows by dozens of local and regional acts. They have shown considerable amounts of support to The Southland Music Line.  This remarkable couple’s friendship with us is appreciated, valued and has grown over the last few years – “The Line” thanks them! These and several other reasons are why Doug & Susan Sholes are February’s “Music Fans of the Month”.

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