Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Bobby Rush

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… Continue Reading

Celebrating The Music of Jimmy “Duck’ Holmes at the Legendary Blue Front Cafe

By Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson Great music should be honored and cherished. The Southland Music Line is privileged to live in a region of the country where such music has a deep-rooted history and legacy admired by millions from around the globe. In my travels around the… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Sam Cooke – Clarksdale

An Article by Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line continues our Mississippi Blues Trails Series in Clarksdale, Mississippi at the marker recognizing the great Sam Cooke. The legendary music artist would have celebrated his 90th birthday on January 22nd of this year. Born in 1931,… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Mississippi John Hurt & The Mississippi John Hurt Homecoming Festival 2019

An article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson As we continue to explore the Mississippi Blues Trail, we come to the marker honoring the legendary Mississippi John Hurt, located near Avalon, Mississippi. Mississippi John Hurt (1893-1966) became famous after having been rediscovered during the American folk music revival… Continue Reading

Herman’s Hermits’ Peter Noone: 50 Years Later- A School Girl Crush Revisited

While “Yesterday” will always be my favorite song and Paul McCartney my first true love, the summer of 1966 was one of great changes.  At the ripe age of 13 my budding cynicism helped me realize that, though my love was pure, luring and keeping Paul as my own was… Continue Reading

From A Small Mississippi Bayou to The Rest of the World – Jimmy Buffett is Honored by His Birthplace of Pascagoula, MS

On a Saturday afternoon in September of 2015, Buffett returned to his birthplace, where the the town of Pascagoula honored him with the dedication of a small, yet significant bridge that crosses over the murky waters of Baptiste Bayou as it flows through the Mississippi Sound and into the Gulf… Continue Reading

It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll (But We Still Like It) The Rolling Stones Bring Their 2015 Tour to The South

If Rock Music had a Mount Rushmore, a few names would quickly be mentioned following Elvis and The Beatles. One of those names that rises to the debate instantly would be The Rolling Stones. For years, the age old debate has been Beatles or Stones? Depending on the mood, the… Continue Reading

The Road Leads To Birmingham: Sugarcane Jane Opens Show For Steve Winwood

The last time I had the privilege of seeing Steve Winwood, one of the musicians to his side was none other than Anthony Crawford (now of Sugarcane Jane; and Willie Sugarcapps). It is crazy how time flies – that was during Winwood’s “Roll With It” tour of 1988-89. (I had… Continue Reading