We really, really need more vocal groups! There’s just something about that group sound and truth be told if you look across the landscape today I think that lots of artists could benefit by coming together. Maybe that’s the curse of a show like American Idol becoming so ubiquitous… everyone was not meant to be a solo artist and at the end of the day there’s nothing wrong with that at all.

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.