At GFM quality control meetings I usually look to my left and if I hear DJKKC utter the phrase “It’s just right…” then I know that the GFM stamp of approval will follow in short order. I’m going to take a little poetic license today and “Just right” this the title track from Alabama Shakes sophomore release.


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.