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Posts Tagged ‘The Family Stand’

New Music: Sandra St. Victor – “Presence”

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Sandra St

Around these parts we ride hard with the Soulful Songstress Sandra St. Victor from her work with The Family Stand to solo projects… so when the new audio goodness hits the inbox there’s only one thing to do: share it with the fam! Make sure you keep ears open for the new project and Shanachie debut Oya’s Daughter from Sandra St. Victor’s due out on September 24th. The Dallas born, Holland based singer and songwriter has recorded with Curtis Mayfield and toured alongside such artists as Roy Ayers, The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ziggy Marley. Her own songs have been recorded by everyone from Prince and Common to Chaka Khan and Tina Turner.

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

New Music – No Plan B feat. The Family Stand “Naima”

Friday, January 21st, 2011

No Plan B feat The Family Stand Performing The Great John Coltrane’s Composition…Naima…. (Sandra St Victor- vocals Peter Lord- Piano V.Jeffrey Smith- soprano sax.)

When something sounds/feels good don’t you have to tell someone about it?

I think far too often we sit back and wait for a corporate brand to tell us what sounds/feels good. But I’ll take the word of a human brand any day because most often(depending upon the person) the human brand is motivated by how an experience feels emotionally. Personally, I enjoyed the 5:34 of this track so much that I have played it three times while writing this post. Isn’t that how you really get to know someone? Don’t you have to spend time with them? Don’t you learn something new from each experience?

I’m sure this will be the first of many encounters that I will have with this wonderful arrangement of “Naima” I’m looking forward to getting know more about her.

7.Naima feat The Family Stand by hebop7

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

Get Grown=Bourre’e in E Minor(J.S. Bach)The Family Stand

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

Whatever you want to know about how to construct a melody and traditional harmony can be found in the music of J.S. Bach. Bach’s music is a Rosetta Stone for the budding composer.

That’s why I had to post this track from The Family Stand’s latest project In A 1,000 Years. TFS is giving us some food for thought here… what a powerful statement they are making by including this on their album in 2010, when Bach died in 1750. People make music today and we can’t remember it 3 weeks later, let alone almost 300 years later.

If you haven’t checked it out yet, here’s the interview we did with TFS from last week. Please support these “Grown” artists here.

<a href="http://thefamilystand.bandcamp.com/track/bourree-in-e-minor">Bourre&#8217;e in E Minor by The Family Stand</a>

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

GFM Spotlight-The Family Stand

Friday, October 8th, 2010

I had the pleasure recently of interviewing The Family Stand- Peter Lord, Sandra St. Victor, and V. Jeffrey Smith- what a great time I had! I strongly suggest that if you have not picked up a copy of their latest project In A Thousand Years that you do so here.

In this interview we talk about the state of music past, present and future and what’s on the horizon for The Family Stand individually and collectively. Special thanks to Rob Fields from boldaslove.us for hooking up the interview!

The Family Stand by GrownFolksMusic

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

The Family Stand-In A Thousand Years

Friday, August 20th, 2010

Great new track from The Family Stand from their upcoming fifth studio album which drops September 7th as a digital only release via Bandcamp.

About GFM

Part of the GFM staff, interested in joining? contact [at] grownfolksmusic [dot] com

Sandra St. Victor-“At My Spheres”(Official Music Video)

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

GFM Fam should be well acquainted with the great body of work that Sandra St. Victor has produced throughout her entire career. Here’s something else you can add to that list in the form of the video for the track “At My Spheres”. Special out as always to Fiona Bloom for helping to keep us in the know with great musical content.

About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.

The Family Stand-Story

Monday, January 25th, 2010

Ok, this is the part where I suggest some music that you need to listen to. Not that I’m not always doing that, but some music is like a sweet confection and then, some music…is like organic vegetables. I’m going to put this new offering from The Family Stand into the vegetable category.

For those of you not familiar with The Family Stand the band is comprised of Peter Lord, Sandra St. Victor and V. Jeffrey Smith. The band saw their greatest commercial success with the release of the single “Ghetto Heaven” in 1990. The hook to “Ghetto Heaven” was re-interpolated by Common for his 2001 track “Geto Heaven”.
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About Ivan Orr

Ivan Orr is a musician/social critic whose creative output runs the gamut from provocative to entertaining. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music(Jazz Studies Emphasis) with a minor in African American Studies. During the 1990’s and early 2000’s Ivan was involved with The Music Resource Center in Charlottesville, VA.