Growns! GFM perennial fave Will Downing is back with his first full length release in six years. Due out July 8th Black Pearls pays homage to some of the greatest women voices in R&B which include Chaka Khan, Phyllis Hyman and Deniece Williams to name a few. Today we’re proud to present Will’s take on Cherelle’s 1988 hit “Everything I Miss At Home”.

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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.