Previous Music Fans of the Month:
2020: Karen Duckworth (Jan), Steven & Sue Lorenat (Feb), Jack the Cat (Mar), Tom Dellinger (Apr), Darryl & Karla Meadows (May), Jeff & Lorri King (June), Johnny & Ginger Smith (July), Paul & Tina Powers (Aug), Mark & DJ Garrison (Sept), Danny Krebs (Oct), Winifred Smith (Nov), Anne Spako (Dec); 2019: Tina Lackeos (Jan), Debbie Godard (Feb), Glenn Lancaster (Mar), Jennifer Predmore (Apr), Joe Tritz (May), “Annie” (June), Curtis Rockwell (July), Amanda Kyrie (Aug), George Cumbest (Sept), Joe & Sue Sweeney (Oct), Jody Campbell (Nov), Kathy Kirkland (Dec); 2018: Patrick & Callie Murphy (Jan), Leon & A.C. Leggett (Feb), James & Sarah Kennedy (Mar), Steve Mineo (Apr), Steven Dale (May), Keith & Yedda Trawick (June), Billy & Connie Gibbs (July), Michael Erlacher (Aug), Doug Gangawere (Sept), Ruth Spicer (Oct), Mark & Beth Allen (Nov), Tim & Tammy Grace (Dec); 2017: Jeff & Patsy Cheek (Jan), Christine Kennedy (Feb), Cathy Collins (Mar), Richard & Mollie Chin (Apr), Edie Ward (May), Danny ”Toad” Smith and Sara Smith (June), Sandy Dillon Loper (July), Robin Varner (Aug), Charlie & Christine Wright (Sept), Scott and Neal Sansom (Oct), David & Lee Thomas (Nov), Kimberly Langston (Dec); 2016: Phyllis Duncan (Jan), Ron Southward, Jr. & Neil Dancer (Feb), David Minkler (Mar), Jay Everett (Apr), Cindy Sibley (May), Cindy McNeil (June), William “Norville” Harrison (July), Brenda Stabler Morley (Aug), Linda Simmons Shelby (Sept), Brenda Parsley Germany (Oct), Mona Merritt (Nov), Julie Pittman (Dec); 2015: Brice Creel (Jan), Doug & Susan Sholes (Feb), Jeffrey & Suzanne Zimmer (Mar), Ron and Cindy Thamert (Apr), Bobby Rayborn (May), John Boland (June), Trang Taylor T Kilmore (July), Harry Stewart (Aug), Leslie Mulcahy (Sept), Michele Fiegenschue (Oct), Steve Hassenplug (Nov), Tim and Susie Hickey (Dec); 2014: Geoff Painter (Oct/Nov), Glenda Campbell (Dec.)
Music Fans of the Month in 2020:
We are happy to finally recognize Anne Spako as December’s Music Fan of the Month. We have known Anne for a number of years since first meeting her at the South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. Anne is a true music fan who fully supports a variety of great music. We can’t wait to see her again at another SXSW and are thankful for her friendship.
The Southland Music Line recognizes Winifred Smith, the grandmother of Aerial and Skyler Smith (aka The KneeOn Sisters) who were a topic of our 2019 article “12 Q&A Series: KneeOn Sisters – Colorful, Bright & In Flight”. Mrs. Smith can be found at all of her granddaughters’ local shows. We certainly appreciate her support for the Gulf Coast Music Scene.
This month’s Music Fan of the Month is Danny Krebs. We sadly lost Danny during the month of September at the age of 48. He was a longtime friend to The Southland Music Line who truly enjoyed music. In recent years, he made designer shirts and coffee mugs for this website. We will definitely miss Danny and our thoughts and love go out to his family and friends.
The Southland Music Line proudly recognizes Mark and DJ Garrison as September’s Music Fans of the Month. The long time owners of Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS have done much to promote the local music scene and build friendships. The Southland Music Line traces its origins to Jack’s and are very appreciative of this incredible couple. They sold Jack’s in 2020 and we wish them both the best in the years to come.
We want to recognize Paul and Tina Powers as Music Fans of the Month for August of 2020. As parents of singer-songwriter, Summerlyn Powers, they have shown considerable support for her promising career and for the Gulf Coast Music Scene.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Johnny and Ginger Smith as July 2020’s Music Fans of the Month. They have shown considerable support to the Music Scene and are the proud parents of Aerial and Skyler Smith aka The KneeOn Sisters, the subject of our 2019 article “12 Q&A Series: KneeOn Sisters – Colorful, Bright & In Flight”.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Jeff and Lorri King as June 2020’s Music Fans of the Month. The Baton Rouge couple are true fans of great music and very supportive of their daughter Chaislyn’s very promising music career. Lorri is also an accomplished photographer and artistic live stream developer. They are an easy choice for this month’s selection.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Daryl and Karla Meadows as May 2020”s Music Fans of the Month. It’s always a pleasure seeing them at a variety of Gulf Coast music shows and events, including the Mississippi Songwriters Festival and Mississippi Songwriters Songs & Stories live shows. Their support for the local music scene is truly appreciated by many other fans and of course, musicians.
The Southland Music Line recognizes acclaimed photographer “Tom Dellinger” as April 2020’s Music Fan of the Month. He has photographed some of the music industry’s top performers in a highly impressive career and demonstrates a true love for music.
This month’s Music Fan of the Month is “Jack the Cat”. If anyone has visited The Peoples Room of Mobile in the past several months, they have come to know this very popular cat, which also enjoys great music. He even appears with Jim Pennington (owner of The Peoples Room) in a popular mural in downtown Mobile. Jack has been embraced by both performers and music fans – it’s always a joy seeing him at shows.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Steve & Sue Lorenat as February 2020’s Music Fans of the Month. They along with their famous music loving dog, Annie (June 2019’s Music Fan of the Month) are known for their regular attendance at shows performed at The Peoples Room of Mobile. They have been attending shows at the highly popular Mobile, Alabama music since its opening in 2015.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Karen Duckworth as January 2020’s Music Fan of the Month. She is a true supporter of the Gulf Coast live music scene, most notably known for frequenting shows the Ocean Springs, Mississippi venues The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint and Murky Waters.
Music Fans of the Month in 2019:
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Kathy Kirkland as December 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. She is a true supporter of the Gulf Coast live music scene, most notably as a fan of Sugarcane Jane – 2019 Music of the Year at The Southland Music Line.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Jody Campbell as November 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. Not only is Jody a loyal supporter of the Gulf Coast music scene, but is also a booking agent for some of the region’s best live music.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to name Joe and Sue Sweeney as October 2019’s Music Fans of the Month. This wonderful couple, who recently celebrated their 37th wedding anniversary, can be found at numerous live music events across the Gulf Coast, including shows at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, The Listening Room of Mobile, and Cedar Street Social Club. As loyal supporters of the local music scene, they are known for lovingly opening their home to some very exciting house concerts, too. Joe and Sue are an easy choice for this month’s recognition and we look forward to attending many more shows with them.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to name George Cumbest as September 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. George, a longtime resident of Jackson County, Mississippi, has shown great generosity toward the local music community. He is not only a fan of great music, but is also an accomplished songwriter and performer. George is president of the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance, a group behind the monthly Songs & Stories broadcast and the highly successful annual Mississippi Songwriters Festival which is celebrating its 10th year on September 19-22, 2019. It’s an honor knowing George and we appreciate his dedication and love of great music.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to name Amanda Kyrié as August 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. Amanda’s enthusiasm for great music is regularly captured by her amazing photos. As an accomplished photographer, Amanda’s work has appeared in a variety of photo and journalism outlets including Downtown Music Media and her own Amanda Kyrié Productions, LCC. Amanda, a resident of Hattiesburg, continues to be a great asset to the central Mississippi music scene. We are looking forward to seeing what comes next for Amanda.
The Southland Music Line recognizes journalist and music promoter, Curtis Rockwell, as July 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. Curtis has helped bring several huge shows and music events to the Gulf Coast, including Mac McAnally with very special guest, Jimmy Buffett, to the Grand Magnolia Ballroom in Pascagoula, MS.
This month’s Music Fan of the Month is “Annie”. She can regularly be found enjoying music at The Listening Room of Mobile. A painting of Annie hangs proudly on the venue’s Wall of Fame. Speaking for many, it’s always a joy getting to see one of the most famous dogs on the Gulf Coast.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Joe Tritz as May 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. Joe has long been a supporter of the Gulf Coast live music scene and can often be found enjoying music across the region. * We lost Joe in December of this year. Our thoughts are with him and his family. We will truly miss our friend.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Jennifer Predmore as April 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. We enjoy attending a number of shows with Jennifer at such venues as The Listening Room of Mobile and Callaghan’s Irish Social Club.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to name Glenn Lancaster as March 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. Glenn, a well known photographer on the Gulf Coast, has taken some incredible photos at several of the region’s most colorful and entertaining music events. He can regularly been seen at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm in Silverhill, AL taking photos of its always impressive lineup of musicians. We look forward to attending many more great shows with the Glenn.
The Southland Music Line proudly recognizes Debbie Godard as February 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. She regularly attends live music events and shows at The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm, Callaghan’s and other live music venues along the Gulf Coast.
The Southland Music Line is pleased to recognize Tina Lackeos as January 2019’s Music Fan of the Month. She is a true supporter of the Gulf Coast live music scene and can often be found enjoying music at The Listening Room of Mobile and Callaghan’s Irish Social Club.
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