Wanted to take just a few lines today to pay tribute to a singer’s singer: Ms. Linda Rondstadt. Upon hearing the news of her battle with Parkinson’s disease and how it is has left her unable to sing, I paused and reflected on how much her sound, her music was a part of my formative years. Ms. Rondstadt served as a teacher for me if you will because in three separate phases of her career she introduced me to music of different eras and even different cultures. All the while interpreting those songs with that pristine voice, so clear and pitch perfect.

So today I just wanted to place a few songs here for the fam and to send the most well-wishes to Ms. Rondstadt in her bout with Parkinson’s.

Ivan Orr is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and writer. A native of Charlottesville, Virginia Ivan was involved with the forming and nascent days of The Music Resource Center as its first Program Director. A graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Music, Ivan currently resides in Richmond, VA where he maintains an active performance and production schedule while serving as the Music Editor for Grown Folks Music, a position he has held since 2010.