P R E S S R E L E A S E S 2006
July 5, 2006
Soulful Singer/Songwriter Performs MASS MoCA's Summer Alt Cabaret Series
(North Adams, Mass.) A recipient of the Abe Olman Scholarship for excellence in song-writing, Morley performed at the 60th anniversary of the United Nations. She has toured with the Lilith Fair, opened for the Dave Matthews Band, performed for His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela, and played Carnegie Hall with David Amram for Eco-Fest. Often compared to Joni Mitchell and Annie Lenox, Morley will bring her sultry mix of soul, folk, and R&B to MASS MoCA's Alternative Cabaret series on Saturday, August 5, at 8 P.M. Time Magazine says, "Somewhere between Sade and Portishead, there's Morley."
According to The New York Times, "This jazz-minded pop chanteuse, soul sister, cosmopolitan home girl from Jamaica Queens embodies modern-day NY femininity in all its multicultural finesse."
As part of MASS MoCA's summer Alternative Cabaret series, Morley will perform under the stars in the Courtyard Café, weather permitting. The event moves indoors to Club B-10 in case of rain. Doors open at 7 PM for dinner and snacks from Lickety Split and full bar.
Morley participated in the Tribute to Joni Mitchell at Symphony Space selling out its Thalia Theater. She's toured Europe in the musical The Temptations of St. Anthony and sang alongside Toshi Reagon and Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon on the soundtrack for the HBO special, Beah Richards, A Black Woman Speaks. In New York she performs at Brooklyn Academy of Music and sold-out shows at NYC's Joe's Pub.
Morley was signed to the Sony's Work imprint in 1998 and released her debut CD, Sun Machine. Equal parts Sade, Maxwell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, "neo-soul", and Curtis Mayfield, Sun Machine was hailed by pop and adult alternative reviewers alike. Several songs from that album were featured on television, including the WB's Dawson's Creek and Felicity, and on the soap operas Days of Our Lives and As the World Turns. She's performed three songs live on General Hospital. Her new album, Days Like These, was written and arranged by Morley. She also co-produced the album with Ken Rich and multi Grammy-winning engineer Jay Newland, known for his work with Norah Jones.
Tickets for Morley are $14 in advance or $18 the day of the concert. MASS MoCA members receive a 10% discount. Tickets are available through the MASS MoCA Box Office located off Marshall Street in North Adams, open from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. daily. Tickets can also be charged by phone by calling 413.662.2111 during Box Office hours or purchased on line at www.massmoca.org.
MASS MoCA, the largest center for contemporary visual and performing arts in the United States, is located off Marshall Street in North Adams on a 13-acre campus of renovated 19th-century factory buildings.
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