A Pair of Delcos by The Dashboard Light

An Article by Tom “Doc” Leytham Between Labor Day of 1976 and Memorial Day of 1978, I was a somewhat normal, but also fairly awkward teenager* who attended a small private school and an even smaller conservative church – both in Mobile, Alabama. (*Who am I kidding? I was just… 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

“The Award-Winning Mississippi Shakedown Returns to Ocean Springs” by Brenda Germany

Saturday night, thunder and lightning not only rolled across the sky in Ocean Springs, but also across the stage at Murky Waters. As the audience, sheltered from Mother Nature’s storm by the covered outdoor venue, gave enthusiastic attention to their performance, The Mississippi Shakedown created musical thunder and lightning with… Continue Reading

Phil & Foster: Live at Callaghan’s – The Music Comes Alive at That Southern City by the Bay

“When the lights go down in the city And the sun shines on the bay I want to be there in my city Ooh, ooh” ……oh wait, wait, wait, (oh wait!) Wrong city by the bay and definitely wrong song! We are not talking about that other city by the… Continue Reading

Oh, Jeremiah: The Other End of Passing Time – A Music Spotlight

Photos by Stephen Anderson, JT Nicholson & Johnny Cole The Southland Music Line first met Oh, Jeremiah a few years ago at what was only their second live performance. Opening that Gulfport, MS show for a band fronted by Rosco Bandana’s Jason Sanford, Oh Jeremiah featuring Jeremiah Stricklin and Erin… Continue Reading

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 – 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

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

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