Here at GFM we have a sincere affinity for great songwriting and great songwriters. No doubt about it, when you talk about great writing you have to mention the work of Brenda Russell. Hopefully, whomever you need to “get here” will make it by the weekend. Enjoy your humpday!

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.