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Originally issued in 1989 as the B-side to the single release “Personality”, “Lovers and Friends” paints and mellow and contemplative mood as our song of the day today. What’s striking in listening to this track is that you can literally hear elements of the mid-80’s forward and the beginnings of the sound of the first half of the next decade. Press play!

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.