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  • by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Art by Robby Amonett Editing by Brenda Germany Thankfully, 2022 has gotten off to a very good start at The Southland Music Line with multiple articles and photo collections. After two long years of the pandemic, it’s great being able to attend more shows and live music events. Although we did experience some cancellations of events and shows at the beginning of year,…

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  • Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Additional Editing by Brenda Germany What do Sonny & Cher, Joan Armatrading, Freddy Fender, Kinky Friedman, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Juice Newton, Linda Ronstadt with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, Lloyd Price, and Marcia Ball have in common? The multi-talented keyboardist, Red Young, has worked with each of them. In fact, Young has for many years performed and recorded with quite a few…

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  • By Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Additional editing by Brenda Germany The Southland Music Line has recently attended several fascinating events across the state of Mississippi. On Saturday, February 26, Stephen Anderson (The Line’s chief photographer) traveled to the charming and historic city of West Point, which along with Starkville and Columbus, makes up the Golden Triangle region of Mississippi. This area with its deep and interesting musical background…

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  • Grand Magnolia Music Presents Marcia Ball Live at Hilton Garden Inn in Pascagoula, MS (Fri. Mar. 4, 2022) Photos by Stephen Anderson (page designed and edited by Johnny Cole) Hilton Garden Inn (Pascagoula, MS) Marcia Ball “Live in Pascagoula, MS” Marcia Ball “Live in Pascagoula, MS” Marcia Ball “Live in Pascagoula, MS” Marcia Ball “Live in Pascagoula, MS” Marcia Ball “Live in Pascagoula, MS” Marcia Ball “Live in Pascagoula, MS”…

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  • A photo collection highlighting the February 18, 2022 “Grand Opening’ of the Ground Zero Blues Club – Biloxi featuring Bobby Rush, Lightnin’ Malcolm & R.L.  Boyce and Sharde Thomas & the Rising Star Band. Photos by Stephen Anderson (page designed & edited by Johnny Cole) Next Page > Grand Opening of Ground Zero Ground Zero Blues Club – Biloxi The Official Ribbon Cutting Oliver Luckett at Ribbon Cutting Sharde Thomas…

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  • By Brenda Germany Photos by Stephen Anderson Designed & Edited by Johnny Cole On January 29, 2022, Southland Music Line photographer, Stephen Anderson, attended the “Music and the Crossroads” presentation at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art (WAMA) in Ocean Springs, MS. This portion of their outstanding series showcasing the many forms of art that spring from Mississippi focused on the Delta blues’ connection to the mystical “themes of death…

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  • By Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Edited by Brenda Germany The Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, Mississippi continues to bring numerous outstanding exhibitions and events to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. On January 8 of this year, the museum hosted Euphus Ruth’s “Photography: Language of the Dead”. The promo for this event read: “Venture into the spirit realm with photographer Euphus Ruth and explore the history behind…

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  • By Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson Edited by Brenda Germany Approximately eleven years ago, Rosco Bandana’s Jason Sanford introduced me to a young musician from Oklahoma named John Calvin Abney. When Abney was on the Gulf Coast during those early years of knowing him, he would often perform at such places as Ben Kaufman’s Irish Coast Pub in Gulfport, MS or Mezo’s (now the Juke Joint) in Ocean Springs,…

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  • Article by Johnny Cole Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line began the new year hoping things would be better for us all than the very difficult year of 2020. These hopes would be met with mixed outcome. Sadly, the many cancellations or postponements that occurred in 2020 continued for much of 2021, yet, live music and some events did make a gradual reappearance, often with a variety of…

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  • An Article By Johnny Cole & Juanita Smith Photos by Stephen Anderson Each year, The Southland Music Line’s management team along with a body of consultants and contributors choose an artist to be the “Music Artist of the Year”. Unlike our annual “Readers’ Choice Award”, this is entirely voted on by those listed above and not based solely on popularity. Past recipients of The Southland Music Line’s Music Artist of…

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