Featured

  • by Tom “Doc” Leytham“A Longtime Fan of the Band” The Red Clay Strays have released their debut album, Moment of Truth, and one would be hard pressed to find a more aptly named production. These young musicians from “Lower Alabama” have played together for the better part of five years wowing their fans with original music that gets you on the first listen. Or maybe “you get it” is a…

    Read More »
  • By Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen Anderson Additional Editing by Johnny Cole “Peavey is the sound of the Mississippi juke joint. That’s our sound and we take it around the world.” – Luther Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars Meridian, MS, the state’s sixth-largest city and the county seat of Lauderdale County, lies approximately 100 miles due east of the state capital, Jackson, and is home to three Mississippi Blues…

    Read More »
  • By Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Additional photos by Jody Campbell Not long ago, I had the privilege of catching Jay Megginson’s performance at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS. I had previously seen Megginson perform as part of the duo, Barstow Revival, which was featured in a 2019 article by Brenda Germany here at The Southland Music Line. I first met Jay and his wife, Ragan, at…

    Read More »
  • by Johnny Cole John Mellencamp’s highly anticipated studio album Strictly A One-Eyed Jack finally arrived in January of this year containing the new single “Did You Say Such A Thing”. While this newest release is his 25th studio album, Mellencamp has also had several more records released when you count his greatest hits, live and acoustic packages. This album is his first studio release since 2018’s Other People’s Stuff, an…

    Read More »
  • By Brenda GermanyPhotos by Stephen AndersonPage Design by Johnny Cole “The Bentonia style is one of the most haunting sounds in all of blues. Its blend of minor-key tuning and bleak, forlorn lyrics create a music that manages to be both enthralling and heartbreaking at the same time.”– Jeff Konkel (Broke and Hungry Records, St. Louis) It is clear that crossroads have played a recurring role throughout the story of…

    Read More »
  • ● 1. “An Evening with Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: One Last Time” at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY * Tony Bennett’s final concert (Aug. 5) ● 2. Lady Gaga “Jazz & Piano” 2021 – Las Vegas Residency at Park MGM in Las Vegas, NV (I was able to see Lady Gaga during her previous run of Las Vegas shows in 2019 (Oct. 14) ● 3.…

    Read More »
  • MY ANNUAL AWARDS: ● MUSIC ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Kacey Musgraves; Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga (tie) ● MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Aaron Lee Tasjan; Bruce Springsteen (tie) ● FEMALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Kacey Musgraves; Lady Gaga (tie) ● DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR: Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga ● MUSIC COMEBACK OF THE YEAR: ABBA (released their first album of new material in 40 years, received…

    Read More »
  • A sample of photos taken by The Southland Music Line’s Stephen “Andy” Anderson during the year of 2021:Click Here for the article: “The Southland Music Line 2021 – A Year in Review” Abe Partridge at Duling Hall (Apr. 3) Jimmy “Duck” Holmes’ Grammy Nomination Party at The Blue Front Cafe in Bentonia, MS (Mar. 14) Kayla Ray at House Concert in Niceville, FL (Apr. 2) Mississippi Drum Circle in Ocean…

    Read More »
  • An Article by Johnny Cole Recently, I attended a youth songwriters showcase at The Mississippi Songwriters Festival that featured a number of talented young performers including several around the ages of 19, 20 or 21. It’s easy to forget that some of the biggest names in music history came into the public’s eye at a similar age. The following list of Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees first achieved…

    Read More »
  • A Review by Johnny Cole The song “Wasted Days” by John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen is by one of this year’s most anrticipated pairings, especially if you are fan of Sirius XM’s E Street Nation or recently attended this year’s Farm Aid. Both men achieved commericial heights during the 1980’s as they were able to tap into the lives of the blue-collar working-class living in the Ronald Reagan era of…

    Read More »
Back to top button