You know here at GFM we are always joking about how “The Streetz Iz Watchin'” but in this day and age they really are. I wanted to continue the series this week on a similar trajectory as last week, which in cased you missed last week’s installment… I’m really starting to enjoy the idea of presenting what I deem the very contemporary “cover”.

Technology has moved us to the point where literally a song could be released at 12pm today and covers could be up as soon as the song is learned and recorded. I’m not making a statement one way or the other about the production value of something done so rapidly but: 1. It certainly can be done and 2. It could go either way on the production value scale.

What I like about this cover here of Ms. Beyoncé is that it was one of those instances where I was curious and said let me click on this link. I happen to be a follower on Twitter of Nikki who is featured below, she goes by the name of @TXhummingbird and I must say like so many folks that I enjoy following the tweets can be quite hilarious. So last week I saw something about singing… singing? Oh I have to check this out, because the voice is quite frankly my favorite instrument. I definitely enjoyed what I listened to and that’s why I’m sharing it with you today. I hope you all enjoy it as well and if you are on Twitter shout @TXhummingbird some love. You can also check out some other covers by Nikki posted here.

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.