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

The Red Clay Strays – 2020 Music Artist of the Year

Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Featuring guest contributors A familiar question asked to many in the Gulf Coast music community is “what up and coming Gulf Coast band should we be on the watch for?” In the last few years, the same answer is regularly given… Continue Reading

Joshua Stephen Ward – Becoming Real

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson In early 2018 while enjoying a mutual friend’s show at a popular live music venue in Mobile, Alabama, I met Joshua Stephen Ward, a singer-songwriter from the area. During the break, we struck up a conversation when he mentioned that… Continue Reading

Laurie Anne Armour’s “Led by the Light” Shines Through!

An Article by Johnny Cole  |   Photos by Stephen Anderson Southern Alabama born, Laurie Anne Armour, nicknamed LA by her friends, first came to my attention during a songwriters’ round at The Peoples Room of Mobile (previously known as The Listening Room). LA had already released her debut EP “Ebb… Continue Reading

The Annual Songwriter Keynote at the Univ. of South Alabama ft. Patterson Hood, Peter Cooper & Will Johnson

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson On the evening of Monday, March 2, 2020, The Southland Music Line’s Johnny Cole, Stephen Anderson and Robby Amonett had the privilege of enjoying a wonderful evening of live music and discussion at the University of South Alabama’s Laidlaw Performing… 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

12 Q&A Series: KneeOn Sisters – Colorful, Bright & In Flight

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Earlier this year on the evening of Sunday, March 24, I was introduced to the music of Aerial Grace “A.G.” and Skyler Rose Smith, a.k.a. the KneeOn Sisters, at the Alabama venue, The Listening Room of Mobile. Prior to this… Continue Reading