Mark Kemp has served as music editor of Rolling Stone and vice president of music editorial for MTV Networks. In 1997 he received a Grammy nomination for his liner notes to the album Farewells and Fantasies, a retrospective of music by 1960s protest singer Phil Ochs. Kemp lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he serves as editor of the alternative weekly Creative Loafing.
Kemp's grace and insight into a complex cultural scenario forms a combination that's hard to beat. - Kirkus Reviews