Celebrating The Music of Jimmy “Duck’ Holmes at the Legendary Blue Front Cafe

By Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson Great music should be honored and cherished. The Southland Music Line is privileged to live in a region of the country where such music has a deep-rooted history and legacy admired by millions from around the globe. In my travels around the… Continue Reading

Can’t Stop the Music Concert Series- Mississippians Making Music

An Article by Brenda Germany  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson Music and a starlit sky have long been considered an inviting combination. On March 13, 2021, the City of Gautier, Mississippi in partnership with the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance unveiled their new “Can’t Stop the Music Concert Series”. This inaugural concert,… Continue Reading

All This Entertainment – The Gulf Coast Based Multimedia Company Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

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Lauren Murphy Releases Her Much Anticipated Album, “Psychedelics”

An Article by Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson After much anticipation, Lauren Murphy, singer-songwriter from the Alabama Gulf Coast with strong ties to the San Francisco Bay area, has officially released her latest album, “Psychedelics”. Following its December 2020 pre-release show, Murphy will now, rightfully, begin promoting it… Continue Reading

Mississippi Blues Trail Series: Sam Cooke – Clarksdale

An Article by Johnny Cole | Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line continues our Mississippi Blues Trails Series in Clarksdale, Mississippi at the marker recognizing the great Sam Cooke. The legendary music artist would have celebrated his 90th birthday on January 22nd of this year. Born in 1931,… 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 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

Libby Rae Watson – Consumed by the Blues

An Article by Brenda Germany “I didn’t plan to go ‘find’ the blues. The blues found me. I’ve been consumed by it for over 40 years. Like Sam Chatmon said, ‘The blues is my daily occupation!’ ” – Libby Rae Watson In all likelihood, many of us have memories of… Continue Reading

The Lobby Lounge Concert Series – The Krickets Live

Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson The Southland Music Line loves learning about interesting places to enjoy live music. In the fall of 2019, while attending a show at The Peoples Room of Mobile (AL), I met Mark Myers, Harbor Center board chairman and co-creator of The… Continue Reading