Libby Rae Watson – Consumed by the Blues

An Article by Brenda Germany “I didn’t plan to go ‘find’ the blues. The blues found me. I’ve been consumed by it for over 40 years. Like Sam Chatmon said, ‘The blues is my daily occupation!’ ” – Libby Rae Watson In all likelihood, many of us have memories of… Continue Reading

Laurie Anne Armour’s “Led by the Light” Shines Through!

An Article by Johnny Cole  |   Photos by Stephen Anderson Southern Alabama born, Laurie Anne Armour, nicknamed LA by her friends, first came to my attention during a songwriters’ round at The Peoples Room of Mobile (previously known as The Listening Room). LA had already released her debut EP “Ebb… Continue Reading

Music Will Find A Way – How Live Music Has Coped with the Coronavirus Crisis of 2020

An Article by Johnny Cole At the beginning of 2020, things seemed to be on track for another busy year at The Southland Music Line. Also, as someone who follows tours, events and festivals around the globe, it looked like I was going to be searching for breaks in a… Continue Reading

The Annual Songwriter Keynote at the Univ. of South Alabama ft. Patterson Hood, Peter Cooper & Will Johnson

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson On the evening of Monday, March 2, 2020, The Southland Music Line’s Johnny Cole, Stephen Anderson and Robby Amonett had the privilege of enjoying a wonderful evening of live music and discussion at the University of South Alabama’s Laidlaw Performing… Continue Reading

Jacks By The Tracks Looks to the Future

By Brenda Germany Photos by  Stephen Anderson & Brenda Germany Descriptions such as “one of a kind”, “welcoming” and “not-to-be-missed” from visitors and locals alike attest to the well deserved reputation Jack’s By The Tracks in Pascagoula, MS has earned as one of the Gulf Coast’s favorite restaurants and nightspots.… Continue Reading

The Lobby Lounge Concert Series – The Krickets Live

Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line loves learning about interesting places to enjoy live music. In the fall of 2019, while attending a show at The Peoples Room of Mobile (AL), I met Mark Myers, Harbor Center board chairman and co-creator of The… Continue Reading

Madison Grace – An Evolution of Songs & Style

Madison Grace, a singer/songwriter from Mobile, Alabama, first came to my attention a little more than two years ago following the release of her 2017 debut album, Equilibrium of Contradiction. I met her at The Listening Room of Mobile (now known as The Peoples Room of Mobile) on an evening… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series – McComb: Summit Street and Bo Diddley

An Article by Brenda Germany  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Additional photos by Brenda Germany Nestled in the lush rolling landscape of Pike County in southwest Mississippi, the city of McComb lies just above the Louisiana state line. Its advantageous location of 100 miles north of New Orleans, 80 miles… Continue Reading

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