Written by Terry Coffey and Jon Nettlesby this classic from the 1989 LP Miki Howard is a classically constructed ballad and one of my faves from Miki Howard’s catalog. Listen to how the song and Miki’s performance builds from verse to verse, the triple meter employed, a bass line that utilizes several octaves and the subtle but sublime backing vocals. This is writing, producing, arranging, performing… this is Grown!

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.