Paul Linden, Ph.D
Dr. Linden joined the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002 as an adjunct professor of liberal arts, teaching abroad for the Center for International Programs. In 2007, he was granted an assistant professorship in the Entertainment Industry Program. Professor Linden has 20 years of direct experience in the music business as a performer, publisher, promoter, producer, agent and manager for U.S.-based blues groups in Western Europe. He has toured or performed with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, James Cotton, Sean Costello and many other blues greats at home and abroad. He has appeared on “Austin City Limits,” “CBS Morning News” and in various film projects, including the award-winning documentary, “Goin’ to Chicago.” Professor Linden is a BMI affiliated songwriter as well as a Harry Fox affiliated music publisher. He has produced and co-produced albums for Landslide records, Music Maker Label, Flat Broke Blues and the Soul Shaker label. His research has been cited in the recent authoritative history of Fender amplifiers, The Soul of Tone: 60 Years of Fender Amps (Hal Leonard, 2007) as well as Vintage Guitar Magazine. Dr. Linden is also a regular contributor to magazines like the Tone Quest Report and the French-based magazine, Blues & Co. He holds a Ph.D. in Literature from Emory University and has hours in progress towards a second degree in Mass Communication. Recent publications include “Coping with Narcissism: Causes, Effects and Solutions for the Artist Manager” (MEIEA Journal, Fall 2010), an analysis of the 13th-Century “Song of the Albigensian Crusade” (French Forum, Winter, 2007-2008).