Could not think of a better way or a better song to end this celebration of our Artist of the Month – Lalah Hathaway. This gorgeous updating of her father’s classic “You Were Meant For Me” sums it all up in my estimation: You can hear in every line how the baton has been passed and the tradition continues.

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.