Mark Kemp

Mark Kemp

Former AG editor Mark Kemp is the author of Dixie Lullaby: A Story of Music, Race, and New Beginnings in a New South (Simon & Schuster, 2004; University of Georgia Press, 2006).

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Robbie Fulks on the Acoustic Guitar stage at SXSW

WATCH: Robbie Fulks Performs “Long I Ride” at SXSW

Continuing ‘Robbie Fulks Week’ at Acoustic Guitar, here’s another video performance from the master guitarist and songwriter captured live on the Acoustic Guitar Stage at the Brooklyn Country Cantina this past Saturday, March 19, during SXSW. Here, Fulks and fiddler Shad Cobb perform “Long I…

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Acoustic Guitar at SXSW

Acoustic Guitar had a blast at the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, last week, but we only caught a tiny sliver of the great music that was going on all around town.

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Louis Meyers, Former Folk Alliance Director and SXSW Founder, Dies

By Mark Kemp The Austin American-Stateman and Folk Alliance International have reported that Louis Meyers, a founder of the South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and former director of Folk Alliance, died early Friday from a heart attack. Meyers booked acts at SXSW from…

New CD Offers Kurt Cobain Acoustically & Otherwise

Three songs into the 13-track Montage of Heck, a compilation of raw, lo-fi home demos and other recordings Kurt Cobain made, is a happy little acoustic instrumental titled, appropriately, “Happy Guitar.” Its Gypsy-jazz chording and fingerpicking reveal a perhaps unexpected…

Folk Alliance: Judy Collins Disses Dylan, Sings ‘Amazing Grace’

By Mark Kemp At the 28th Annual Folk Alliance International on February 17-20, Acoustic Guitar captured the legendary folksinger Judy Collins‘ keynote address on video. Caveat: The picture quality isn’t great–and Collins isn’t playing her signature Martin 12-string–but these excerpts are well worth watching for…

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