Yes we often aspire to higher heights but once we reach the moon and have left everything and everyone behind did we truly find the promised land? How does the land that you inhabit right now feel to you? It should feel good because you’re here/there, you’re Grown and quite honestly that’s all you need. It’s not about status or keeping up appearances, it’s about being, your being, being human a human being. A good one(not perfect). A Grown one(not elitist/superior). Someone committed to just being and to let others be in a way that helps them thrive, for when they thrive you thrive and then we all. Consistent. The same everyday in every way. A place went want to go, somewhere we want to be. There you are… in the place to be!

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.