James Linden Hogg is a multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter, and actor who loves history, literature, travel and humor. But late this summer, there wasn’t much to laugh about as more than 100,000 homes were flooded in his hometown, and the surrounding area. At 16 years old, James Linden stepped up and helped rebuild his Grandmother’s home. He learned all sorts of carpentry skills, and behaved honorably in this selfless and tireless effort that helped shape his character in a humble, but quiet determined manner.
James Linden enjoys the interaction of performing in front of a live audience, and dedicates much of his day to writing and practicing his craft. From the age of six to ten, he was a featured actor on the syndicated children’s television show, “Hollywood Hal and Rhinestone Al”. He is the recipient of the Distinguished National History Day contest, Louisiana champion; the youngest performer to ever be featured at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the 2015 Louisiana State Fiddle Champion from Northwestern State University. He has been interviewed on numerous national, and regional media outlets, and currently has a new CD recording of original and traditional songs, “College fund Volume 1”, that he is using to help pay for his college education.