Talk about “Bridging The Gap”! Chuck Brown has made a career of presenting music from his youth to entirely new generations and if I could be so bold to say, by doing so he has influenced several generations of musicians to uphold the legacy of musicality that flows from that rich Family Tree of Music whose roots stretch back to the coast of West Africa.

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.