Leon Huff _ Thom Bell _ Kenny Gamble

It’s a rhythm, a sound a sight it becomes a feeling. Represented in the culture, the music. I used to see them, I still them. They’re grown. Their soundtrack is grown. Their dress is grown. Demeanor, grown. I used to see them, I still see them and I want to hear them more than I do, but they are there/here.

Who’s here? Who’s Grown? Can you see them?

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.