Visitors to GFM should know how we feel about cover songs… we love them so much that we try to highlight at least one a week. As we’ve often stated a great song begs to be covered and this Marvin Gaye classic is no exception. So it was a no-brainer when the team that supports great friend to GFM Jayanti sent over some footage of her live performance from Holland Got Soul 2012 that we would post.

What can one say except that when you have the convergence of a great song, a great vocal performance and a great band you know that there’s going to be magic in the air. We are hoping that Jayanti will be a name that you will hear a lot more from in 2012 and in the years to come. Today, we just wanted to provide a little taste.

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.