We really do all owe a debt of gratitude to Raphael Saadiq for keeping real Soul music in the forefront of our collective consciousness for well over two decades. Watch a true Soul Music Master at work and his take on the Spinners/Stevie Wonder penned classic “It’s A Shame”.

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.