Paul Linden

Associate Professor, Media and Entertainment Arts

University of Southern Mississippi


Speaker Bio:

Paul Linden has toured North America and Western Europe playing folk, blues and roots as a blues and roots-americana artist. He has performed on Austin City Limits, CBS, NPR and Mike King’s award-winning documentary on Chicago Blues. Festivals and venues Paul has played include the Montreal Jazz Festival, Memphis in May blues festival, Atlanta’s Fox Theater, New York’s Beacon theater, Portland’s Roseland Theater and the Filmore West. Active in blues and other American roots music, Paul has worked with Bo Diddley, BB King, Jerry McCain, Nick Moss, Susan Tedeschi, and Kim Wilson. His research interests include interdisciplinary and theoretical approaches to music industry studies. A selection of publications includes “Entrepreneurship: Theory and application in a university arts management setting,” “Translating race and genre in popular music” and “Malcolm Chisholm: An Evaluation of Traditional Audio Engineering.” Dr. Linden’s research has been cited in the most recent authoritative history of Fender amplifiers, The Soul of Tone: 60 Years of Fender Amps (Hal Leonard, 2007) and Vintage Guitar Magazine. He is also a regular contributor to magazines like the Tone Quest Report and the French-based magazine, Blues & Co.

Presentation Videos:

Voices of the Night: AM radio and the Globalization of R&B

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