Growns! If you are not already up on the sounds of Nao Yoshioka we think you really should be. I definitely have to send a shout out to our own DJKKC for tweeting me this goodness a few weeks ago and then lo and behold this hits the inbox yesterday. So, Nao’s album The Light drops May 26th and for you Growns who live in the NYC area Nao will be at BB King Blues at Lucille’s Soul Factory Showcase, this Friday April 24th @10PM. So you know what to do… press play below and tell a friend or a couple hundred friends to get familiar with Nao Yoshioka and #GetGrown in the process.


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.