Photo Credit Dexter Jones of SirReal Photography

GFM recently chatted with Backpack Jax – The Cuban-Iraqi duo from France who are making a lot of noise internationally with their unique blend of Hip Hop, Funk, Jazz, Soul and Rock. If you didn’t get a chance to checkout our previous post on Backpack Jax do your ears a favor and go here for the goodness.

Backpack Jax Interview by GrownFolksMusic

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.