I wish it was actually Stevie, but it wasn’t. It was his music though, so his spirit. 1974, I was at a wedding reception for one of the neighbor’s daughter and there was a live band, and I remember vividly them playing this song because I recognized it from the radio and our family record collection. The warm tones from the Fender Rhodes played that Saturday afternoon so long ago I can still feel when I think of time. Why grown? I have no choice in the matter.

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.