Mark Segal Kemp

Mark Segal Kemp

Playing Level

  • Early Intermediate

Playing Styles and Interests

  • Folk

Professional Status

  • Amateur

Mark Segal Kemp is the Editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. The author of Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race & New Beginnings in a New South (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2004), Kemp was nominated for a Grammy In 1997 for his liner notes to Farewells & Fantasies, a three-disc retrospective of music by ’60s protest folksinger Phil Ochs. Kemp has written about music since the late 1980s for media outlets including Option, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, The Charlotte Observer, Harp, Paste, and many others. In the late '90s and early 2000s, he served as music editor of Rolling Stone and vice president of music editorial for MTV Networks, respectively.

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