Last week we brought you the music of guitarist/composer/historian Jamal Millner in the form of Blak Gsus.

This week we bring you Pt. 1 of a series of interviews where we discuss what it means to be an independent musician, the current state of the music industry on a local, national and international level, culture, politricks, social justice and more.

This is a must listen series and the conversation here is frank, open, honest and oh so necessar to foster change.
GFM Spotlight Interview – Jamal Millner (Blak Gsus) 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.