The Road To Natchez Leads To Rolling River Bistro And 408 Listening Room

Several months ago, we began hearing news of a music venue in Natchez, MS that sparked our attention. It was gaining quite a reputation for attracting an impressive variety of the region’s best musicians. Alvin Youngblood Hart, Jimbo Mathus, Cary Hudson, Wes Lee and a good number of others were… Continue Reading

Wes Lee: A True Disciple of the Blues – A Homecoming to a Listening Crowd

A few years ago, The Line’s photographer Stephen Anderson was the first of us to learn of bluesman and American roots musician Wes Lee. It was at a show at the famous Julep Room in Ocean Springs, MS. In 2014, we were fortunate enough to see Lee perform with fellow… Continue Reading

Callaghan’s of Mobile, AL – One of the South’s Best Places for Live Music

For years I’ve been criss-crossing the country in search of those special one of a kind places that regularly showcase the very best in live music. This pilgrimage of sorts has been a lifelong journey with high hopes. Along the way I’ve discovered a few real standouts – venues with… Continue Reading

2014: A Year in Music According to The Southland Music Line

Article by Johnny Cole A Southern Pilgrimage The Southland Music Line was formed with one prominent goal – To search out the entire “South” for the best music, best musicians and best live music venues. We called our mission “A Southern Pilgrimage in Search of the Best Music”. Over the… Continue Reading

Best of 2014: Top Albums | Top Live Music Experiences | Top Music Venues of the South

The Best of 2014 The Southland Music Line’s 2014: A Year in Music continues with its “Best of” Collection. 1.) Top Ten Albums 2.) Top Live Music Experiences. 3.) Top Venues of The South that had an impact on us in 2014. * We will begin with Stephen, then Robby… Continue Reading

2014: A Year in Music -The Photos of Stephen Anderson

Article by Johnny Cole During the calendar year of 2014, The Southland Music Line’s Stephen “Andy” Anderson had the privilege of taking thousands of photos of musicians at locations throughout The South. Stephen has captured photos at venues from The Gulf Coast, Austin, TX at SXSW to Atlanta, GA and… Continue Reading

2014: A Year in Music -The Music-Inspired Art of Robby Amonett

When attending a music event along the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas, one common sight to see is music-inspired artist Robby Amonett painting the performances of the musicians on stage. It would also be easy to say he is the most photographed artist (and maybe person) along the Gulf Coast.… Continue Reading

“Scenes of a Scene” An Art Exhibit by Robby Amonett

Robby Amonett, an artist with a love for music, has painted the performances of hundreds of bands/musicians from all over the country. His travels have taken him from The Gulf Coast and New Orleans to SXSW in Austin, TX to Atlanta, GA to paint a wide range of up-and-coming artists… Continue Reading

Leland Sklar Sharing the Spotlight at Café Istanbul

Leland Sklar?……We’ve all heard him and if the name doesn’t ring a bell, his long gray trademark beard usually causes some to reply: “Oh yeah! I know who he is!” Leland Sklar performing live at Cafe Istanbul in New Orleans (Photo by Stephen Anderson) Leland Sklar has been non-stop since… Continue Reading

The Lone Bellow Comes To T-Bones Records In Hattiesburg, MS

    When we first heard that one of the most acclaimed new bands of the last two years, “The Lone Bellow”, was coming to perform at the small T-Bones Records & Cafe in Hattiesburg, MS, we suspected that this could be one of those times that music fans often refer… Continue Reading