Fans of The Peoples Room of Mobile Celebrate Six Year Anniversary

Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Featuring Comments by Fans of The Peoples Room of Mobile Six years ago, Jim Pennington, owner of The Peoples Room of Mobile, opened the doors to a brand new music establishment dedicated to enjoying live music without the distractions commonly experienced… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2020 – A Year in Review

An Article by Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line began 2020 with high hopes and what looked to be a busy schedule ahead of us. We were now in our 7th year of celebrating music and this looked as if it was going to another… Continue Reading

Madison Grace – An Evolution of Songs & Style

Madison Grace, a singer/songwriter from Mobile, Alabama, first came to my attention a little more than two years ago following the release of her 2017 debut album, Equilibrium of Contradiction. I met her at The Listening Room of Mobile (now known as The Peoples Room of Mobile) on an evening… Continue Reading

The Peoples Room of Mobile – New Name, Same Listening Experience

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Over the last several years since Jim Pennington opened the doors of The Peoples Room of Mobile (formerly known as The Listening Room of Mobile), The Southland Music Line has been enjoying this unique live music establishment. As its website… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2019 – A Year in Review

Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson 2019 marks The Southland Music Line’s 6th year of celebrating great music. Over the past twelve months, we have continued our ongoing pilgrimage in search of more great music. Our staff in 2019 consisted of Johnny Cole (editor/writer), Stephen “Andy” Anderson… Continue Reading

“40 Years of Making Year End Music Lists: 1979-2018” by Johnny Cole

What does “Breakfast in America” by Supertramp (1979) and “Sideshow Love” by Will Kimbrough (2014) have in common? In the year of their release, they were both named my favorite album of the year. The same can be said of such albums as 1982’s “Nebraska” by Bruce Springsteen, 1989’s “New… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2018 – A Year in Review

2018 marks The Southland Music Line’s 5th year of celebrating great music. When Stephen “Andy” Anderson, Robby Amonett and I decided to begin “The Line” in 2013, we set out to share our love of music with others and it has truly been an enjoyable experience. Over the past twelve… Continue Reading

“The Line Appreciates Our Contributors” by Johnny Cole

The Southland Music Line began five years ago when Robby Amonett, Stephen Anderson and I set out to document our combined experiences as we continued a pilgrimage in search of great music across the South and abroad. Over the course of these few years we have, for a huge part,… Continue Reading

Observations For A Better Live Music Experience Part 1: Living in the Real World

* This article is written based on generalizations from recent experiences and not aimed at anyone in particular. There are many things that separate live music today from yesterday . Advancements in technology have improved several aspects to live shows. No doubt we reap the benefits in the capability of… Continue Reading