Music That You Should Definitely Hear in 2020

An Article by Johnny Cole  |  Photos by Stephen Anderson The year 2020 will be remembered for many things in addition to primarily causing difficulties in many aspects of our lives. The music industry has taken a hit due to the cancellations and postponements of many tours and live music… 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

The Southland Music Line 2018 – A Year in Review

2018 marks The Southland Music Line’s 5th year of celebrating great music. When Stephen “Andy” Anderson, Robby Amonett and I decided to begin “The Line” in 2013, we set out to share our love of music with others and it has truly been an enjoyable experience. Over the past twelve… Continue Reading

“A Trip to Eddie’s Attic for a Willie Sugarcapps Show” by Johnny Cole

The first time I had the privilege of seeing Willie Sugarcapps was directly after their self-titled debut release, “Willie Sugarcapps”, became available on vinyl. The show at The Soul Kitchen in Mobile, Alabama that evening was met with enthusiasm and excitement by an audience of loyal fans of this newly… Continue Reading

A Conversation with Lilly Winwood at The Listening Room in Mobile, AL (Thur. Sept. 15, 2016)

While attending the 30A Songwriter’s Festival in January of 2016, I ran across a familiar last name listed in the festival’s impressive lineup which included Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Parker Millsap, Shovels & Rope, Grace Potter, Jim Lauderdale, Bob Schneider, and several others. Lilly Winwood, the daughter of legendary musician… Continue Reading

The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm: Friends Express Their Appreciation

The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm has grown into something quite magical, now in its sixth and wonderful year. It provides proof that dreams can come true. Music enthusiast Cathe Steele had a vision to open a place on her farm where musicians and fans could come together in… Continue Reading

Willie Sugarcapps Returns with “Paradise Right Here”

The much anticipated album “Paradise Right Here” by Willie Sugarcapps had its official release in April of this year. The follow-up to the successful self-titled 2013 debut album lives up to everything fans of Willie Sugarcapps have grown to expect. “Paradise Right Here” by Willie Sugarcapps (released April 2016; Baldwin County Public Records);… Continue Reading

2015 Readers’ Choice Awards

This year, The Southland Music Line presented an opportunity to its readers to participate in our first Readers’ Choice Awards. The voting took place during the entire month of November and first week of December. The awards were made up of 4 categories and one question. We asked our readers… 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 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