Editor’s Choice

  • Chaislyn, recently awarded “Fan Favorite” at this year’s nationally recognized Great River Folk Festival’s songwriting contest, has become one of our favorites at The Southland Music Line. We first met Chaisyln at 2019’s Mississippi Songwriters Festival in Ocean Springs, MS. Her award-winning song “Carole” was one of our favorite songs of 2019 (The Line’s Johnny Cole had it tied at #1 with Bruce Springsteen’s “There Goes My Miracle” ). Since our…

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  • An Article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen Anderson Jackson, Mississippi is home to an amazing total of thirteen Blues Trail markers. As we continue our series of investigating the many outstanding places recognized for their contributions to the blues, the Summers Hotel and Subway Lounge are our destinations in this article. The Summers Hotel was remarkable in several ways. It was one of two hotels available to African American…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson From Elvis Presley to Jimmy Buffett, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has had a long and impressive history associated with great music. It doesn’t take long to discover a variety of things that have helped shape this exciting music scene. In 2013, The Southland Music Line was officially founded at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Since forming we have enjoyed…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line continues our Mississippi Blues Trails Series as we recognize the marker honoring multiple award-winning blues musician Bobby Rush. The 87 year old Rush continues to perform and be praised for his work. Earlier this year, his album Rawer than Raw won the Grammy award for Best Traditional Blues Album, only four years after his album Porcupine Meat won in…

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  • An Article by Tom “Doc” Leytham Between Labor Day of 1976 and Memorial Day of 1978, I was a somewhat normal, but also fairly awkward teenager* who attended a small private school and an even smaller conservative church – both in Mobile, Alabama. (*Who am I kidding? I was just plain awkward.) Technically, I did not actually live in Mobile. I alternated between living with my parents on a pecan…

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  • An Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson For many of us, there are few things more enjoyable than a great show performed by one of our favorite bands or music artists. Often, we are fortunate enough to find ourselves at a show that will be remembered for years to come. In my many years of attending thousands of concerts and live music events around the globe, there have…

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  • An Article by Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen Anderson “God respects me when I work. But He loves me when I sing.”, Rabindranath Tagore The Line recently visited with a well known Gulf Coast musician who speaks fondly of a treasured plaque that hangs in his home. Written on the plaque are the words quoted above. For many musicians these two short sentences speak volumes. Words to live by? For…

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