is Creative Loafing
's former editor-in-chief, and the author of Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race and New Beginnings in a New South
. He is currently the senior editor of Our State
magazine. Kemp has previously served as editor-in-chief of the San Francisco alt-media outlet SF Weekly
, entertainment editor at The Charlotte Observer
, senior music editor at Rolling Stone
, and vice president of music editorial for MTV Networks. In 1997 he received a Grammy nomination for his essay in Farewells & Fantasies
, a retrospective box set of music by the '60s protest singer Phil Ochs.