Many people discuss art often being a reflection of society. A reflection cannot discern between the happy/sad/good/bad elements it just reflects. We often look to escape from reality but I’m wonder could we possibly make our reality better if we dealt with and begun to discuss and hopefully change some of the harsh realities that confront us or the ones we love? The floor is yours….

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.