Today’s question is: “What’s the word?” well the word is when it comes to singing… Gloria Ry’ann. The reason that I make this brash statement is that we all know that their are certain unwritten rules when it comes to covering material. You know the rules that address the handful of artists that you shouldn’t attempt to cover, unless you can. Gloria can, can (Pointer Sisters reference) and with production stylings of Herb Middleton on board she does, does.

Now fam it’s up to us to do our part… this is the part where we listen and if we like, we download it and tell all our music loving friends. Then hopefully our friends do the same. Then we repeat this process and the next thing you know there’s not only movement for the artist there is a supportive movement in place period.

INSIDE MY LOVE by Gloria Ry’ann

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.