The Southland Music Line 2015 – Johnny Cole: A Year of Travelin’ and 300+ Shows

In previous articles, I have written about what an exciting year 2015 has been for artist Robby Amonett, photographer Stephen Anderson, and The Southland Music Line. Personally, I have several people to thank for their contributions to The Line. Obviously, I thank Stephen and Robby for making this pilgrimage in… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2015 – A Year in Review

The Southland Music Line’s mission has remained the same since forming in the autumn of 2013 at Jack’s by the Tracks in Pascagoula, MS, Robby Amonett (artist), Stephen Anderson (photographer) and I (writer) have maintained a consistent search for the best music on our pilgrimage across the South and abroad.… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2015 – Stephen Anderson: A Year in Photos

(above photo: courtesy of MCE Photography | Chad Edwards) Readers of The Southland Music Line are well aware of the contributions Stephen Anderson brings to the table. His photos help us visualize the live music shows and events that we attend throughout the year. Anderson, an accomplished photographer, has been… Continue Reading

The Southland Music Line 2015 – Robby Amonett: A Year in Music Inspired Art

                                                                                                                                                                                (above photo:©Fred Salinas Photography) Since Robby Amonett, Stephen Anderson and I first formed The Southland Music Line, we have seen and/or discussed an unlimited amount of music. Robby Amonett sees approximately 250 shows each year and paints the musicians at each and every show. Often these… Continue Reading

The Mulligan Brothers: 2015 Music Artist of the Year

There are things in life that seem to stack up beside one another with a special creative blend to the admiration of many onlookers. On the rarest of occasions, a musician is able to strike with a strong meaningful album, not once, but twice. Yes, it’s not the impossible, but… Continue Reading

James McMurtry Live at The Merry Widow in Mobile, Alabama

A few months ago, word spread of a new music venue on the horizon in Mobile, AL. The Southland Music Line was excited about the news.  We always look forward to opportunities of seeing great music at a variety of quality venues – hope was The Merry Widow would be… Continue Reading

Coastal Noise Goes Live at The Shed with Bluesman Wes Lee

The Southland Music has enjoyed a good relationship with Stefan Lawson and Coastal Noise since the beginning of 2015. We have traveled and seen lots of great music together and, hopefully this is only the beginning. Lawson is a musician, photographer, blogger and host of the highly successful podcast “Coastal… Continue Reading

Baldwin County Public Records: An Indie Label With A Mission For Excellence

2015 has seen the emergence of a new record label based out of the other L.A…..”Lower Alabama”. Baldwin County Public Records is the brainchild and efforts of two men with abundant knowledge, history and appreciation for music excellence. Jeffrey Zimmer has long been one of the region’s most devoted music… Continue Reading

The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival 2015: Another Exciting Year!

The Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival was held for its fourth straight year in Bogalusa, LA on Fri., Sept. 25 – Sat., Sept. 26, 2015. The annual event is becoming somewhat of a tradition for The Southland Music Line to attend. We absolutely love what they are doing in Bogalusa… 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