What I appreciate about this performance by Laura Izibor is that as a listener I am served exactly what’s on the menu. What do I mean by that statement?

More often than not what an artist records supplants or supersedes what they do live. This is not the case here. The same emotion, color and overall substance that is captured on the recording exists in this live performance.

For my money it’s always about the song. The production helps but the song is what connects and keeps me returning for another helping.

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.