I heard the most “Grown” statement I’ve heard in a very, very long time all courtesy of my mom. This statement is taken from a discussion surrounding our song today the Errol Garner classic “Misty”. I was asked to be apart of a Black History program in my hometown of Charlottesville, VA last evening and the focus of the event was a restaurant/hotel/nightspot called the Bren-Wana that was the place to be in the late 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.

As part of the program I had the pleasure of playing with some of my great musician friends from home played “Misty” and my mom remarked how she loved that song and I mentioned that it was one of my favorites as well to which my mother replied “You may know that song, but there’s a whole lot of things you don’t know about that song that I do.” Touche. Touche.

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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.