Katey Morley’s release show tonight a dualistic affair | TorontoMoon.ca 161013Th | Shows for Thursday, October 13, 2021

Katey Morley 2014 -GARY 17

Katey Morley 2014 -GARY 17


When is a music album not an album?  Well, maybe when it’s actually two eps?

For that is how autoharp/piano player, singer and songwriter Katey Morley is describing the release tonight of her Now/Then at The Piston, perhaps explaining the double-barreled nature of the title for the 11-song collection being launched.

Whatever the presentation format, if the tunes on the records (and they are being released as two vinyl records as well as on compact disc and, covering the third base, download drop cards) are as elegantly recorded and contain the same level of substance, passion and resonance as versions on her YouTube channel, attendees and purchasers are in for a treat.

I’ve only heard Morley perform live once, a couple of years ago at Julian Taylor’s Monday open stage at Dora Keogh, but I was impressed with what I heard then, noting at the time that on her tunes “All Things Go”, “White Star” and “Fire Light” her autoharp sounded like a Rock guitar in places but was also, when called upon for more intimate moments, sweet and tender.  Her voice (she’s a very strong singer —listen to her take on Chris Isaac’s “Wicked Game” at the Supermarket jam!) is likewise versatile and accomplished.

The autoharp lends itself to creating an ethereal feel which can also be poignantly wistful, which works splendidly on songs like “Didn’t You” or “Big Smoke” on her YouTube channel.  Her performance on piano is also engaging and at time insistent, especially on a tune like “Lady Cop Seeks Revenge For A Family Done Wrong,” an energetically driving number with punch.

On her Facebook event page Katey says the release is the culmination of 14 years of work and from what I’ve seen online that time and effort has been well spent.  The recent video tracks show a talent that has been honed and polished to a fine degree over the two-and-a-half years since I heard her.

Tonight’s event is organized into two sets, one at 9 and a repeat (presumably) at 10, with both featuring Morley backed by a full band (which I assume will include Steve York on guitar, as featured on one of the videos and often with her live, and likely other stringed accompaniments) and also “special guests.”  Doors to the room at 937 Bloor St. W., near Ossington, open at 8:30 and admission is $15, which also includes a free dropcard.

-Gary 17, TorontoMoon.ca

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9-10am> “The Bill King Show” with host Bill King & guests @ CIUT 89.5 FM ~Blues/Jazz

Noon-2> Blues on Rock Radio UK with Carolyn Fe


6> Corin Raymond @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO ~original Roots-Pop

6-8> Riley Murray @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

6:30> Victor Bateman Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $

*7> open mic with Derek Mok @ Kensington Lodge, 21 Kensington Ave., TO

*7:30-9:30> Bluegrass Thursdays with Houndstooth @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO

8> Gareth Bush @ Dominion Pub, 500 Queen St. E., TO ~cover Pop Rock

*8-12> Joe Bowden @ Nawlin’s, 299 King St. W. TO ~Blues

9-12> PerlHaze (Sophia Perlman & Terra Hazelton) @ 120 Diner, 120 Church St., TO ~Jazz; $10-20/pwyc

9> The Cardboard Crowns @ Sneaky Dee’s, 431 College St., TO ~indie

9> Campbell Wood @ Cameron House (rear), 408 Queen St. W., TO

9-12> Mahta Maottari @ The Cavern Bar, 76 Church St., TO ~indie

9-11:30> Vito Rezza’s 5 After 4 @ Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St., TO ~Jazz; $15

9> Jiants; Run Coyote; Future States; Glass Hand @ Horseshoe Tavern, 370 Queen St. W., TO ~indie; $6

*9-1> Blackburn @ Jo Mamas, 317 King St. W., TO ~Blues

*9:30> jam with host band The Regulators @ College St. Bar, 574 College St., TO

9:30> Brian Charette Organ Trio @ The Rex, 194 Queen St. W., TO ~Jazz; $10

*9:45> Stacey Kaniuk @ Reservoir Lounge, 52 Wellington St. E., TO ~original piano Pop/Soul; $

10> Janes Party @ Cameron House (front), 408 Queen St. W., TO

10> Tom Robertson Band @ Grossman’s, 379 Spadina Ave., TO ~Blues

10> The Collette Savard Band @ Tranzac Lounge (Southern Cross), 292 Brunswick Ave., TO ~Jazz

10> Death Cohen @ Bier Markt King, 600 King St., West, TO ~Pop Rock

10> Oakland Stroke @ Orbit Room, 480 College St. TO ~Tower of Power tribute; $

10> Jeremy Defreitas; Rockyard @ The Hideout, 484 Queen St. W., TO ~indie Rock

*10:30> Mike Barnes @ Pauper’s Pub, 539 Bloor St. W., TO ~acoustic Pop


7-9> Clela Errington & Kirsten Jones @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East ~Roots/Country songwriters; no cover

7> Bianca Del Rio @ The Danforth Music Hall, 147 Danforth Ave., TO East ~$60.25

8> Bill Zee hosts jam @ Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth Ave., TO East

*8:30-10:30> Jerry Leger & The Situation @ Castro’s, 2116 Queen St. E., TO East ~Folk-Rock/Country

9> Katey Gata @ Murphy’s Law, 1702 Queen St. E., TO East ~Pop Rock

*9:30> open jam with host Kar Wong @ Sportsters, 1430 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-2> karaoke with Shane Taylor @ Relish, 2152 Danforth Ave., TO East

*10-1> open jam with host Michael Villamor @ Breakwall, 1910 Queen St. E.

10:30> Grump @ Bier Markt Don Mills, 7 O’Neill Rd., TO East ~Pop Rock


southside-1610127:30> Mark Kelso Trio @ Old Mill Inn, 21 Old Mill Rd., Etobicoke ~Jazz; min table charge

8> 24th Street Wailers @ Timothy’s Pub, 344 Brown’s Line, Etobicoke South ~Pop Rock

9> La Coka Nostra @ The Rockpile, 5555 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke

*9:30-2> Skip Tracer @ Southside Johnny’s, 3653 Lakeshore Blvd., Etobicoke South ~Rock/Pop


8-12> jam night @ The Birchmount, 462 Birchmount Rd., Scarborough

9:30> Straight Shooter @ Black Dog Pub, 87 Island Rd., Scarborough ~Pop Rock


5-8> Sam Hanna’s Fine Print Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

6-11:45> Gran Parranda Latina for Correo Canadiense 15th birthday party @ Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W., TO West ~Latin; $

6:30> Norma MacDonald; Amy Campbell @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~original Pop; $12

7> The Blazers feat. Pete Cohan & Josh Gordon for Women’s Brain Health Initiative fundraiser @ Cadillac Lounge, 1296 Queen St. W., ~original & cover rockin’ Blues for fundraiser and sponsoring/recording competition

8:30-11> Katey Morley double ep launch for Now/Then @ The Piston, 937 Bloor St. W., TO West ~songwriter; $15 includes dropcard

9> Bossa Tres @ The Emmet Ray, 924 College St., TO West ~Latin Jazz; pwyc

*9-12> open mic night with Anthony Abbatangeli @ DeSoto’s, 1079 St. Clair Ave. W., TO West

*9-1:30> open stage with Jay Pennell @ Dave’s On St. Clair, 730 St. Clair West, TO West ~eclectic

9-12> Kevin Laliberté Jazz & Flameco Trio @ Gate 403, 403 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Jazz

9> Rooster; Addington County Review; Sam Barron; Marlon Chapman @ Junction City Music Hall, 2907 Dundas St. W., TO West ~indie; $10

9> Mississippi Bends; Sarah Beatty; JD Rideout @ The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Ave., TO West

9> Tich Maredza @ The Local, 396 Roncesvalles Ave., TO West ~Zimbabwean Roots

9> Alexei Orechin; Steve Ward; Nichol Robertson @ Holy Oak Café, 1241 Bloor St. W., TO West ~indie

9:30> Emily Millard @ Burdock, 1184 Bloor St. W., TO West ~alt-Folk songwriter; $12

10> Zeppelinesque @ Dakota Tavern, 249 Ossington Ave., TO West ~Led Zeppelin tributes

11> The Digs @ Drake Hotel Lounge, 1150 Queen St. W., TO West ~no cover


*7:30-12> open mic with K.M. Smith @ Molly Bloom’s Guelph, 91 Wyndham St. N., Guelph

7:30> John McKinnon @ Fionn MacCool’s Orangeville, 75 Fourth Ave., Orangeville ~Pop Rock

8> open mic night @ M&M Bar, 475 Main St., Cambridge

*8-11> open mic with Sandy MacDonald @ Williamsburg Arms, 1187 Fischer Hallman Rd., Kitchener


7-11> Louis Lefaive guests with The Groove Project @ Harbour Street Fish Bar, 10 Keith Ave., Collingwood ~Blues

7:30-11> Peterborough Poetry Slam @ The Spill, 414 George St. N., Peterborough ~spoken word

*7:30> Rob Phillips Jazz/Blues Trio and Marsala Likianchuk @ Black Horse Pub, 452 George St. N., Peterborough

*8> The Joe Huron Trio & guest @ Sticky Fingers, 199 Essa Rd., Barrie ~Jazz/Blues

8> Shawn Steinhart @ The Huron Club, 94 Pine St., Collingwood

*9> jam with Ted Rusk @ The Sauble Dunes, 11 Southampton Parkway, Sauble Beach

10> Tim Moxam; Hannah Shira Naiman @ The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W., Peterborough

905 EAST

*5-8> Nelson Denis @ Frank’s Pasta, 42 King Street E., Cobourg ~eclectic mix (Folk, Jazz, soft Rock, Latin)

8-11> Quincy Bullen & Aaaron Bridge @ Rum Diaries, 368 Bayly St. W., Ajax ~acoustic Soul duo

8-12> Phil Naro @ Fionn MacCool’s Ajax, 32 Kingston Rd. E. Ajax ~Pop

*?> jam with Darren Smith & Shayne Thomas @ The Corner Pocket, 45 Prince St., Oshawa

*9> jam @ The Wee Pub, 371 Wilson Rd. South, Oshawa

9> Blues jam @ Simcoe Blues & Jazz, 926 Simcoe St. N., Oshawa

*9:30> jam with Billick @ Harp & Crown, 300 Kingston Rd., Pickering

*10> Karaoke with Rob MacArthur @ St. Louis Ajax, 11 Harwood Ave., Ajax


*6:30-10:30> jam with Faces for Radio @ Coasters, 55 Rutherford Rd. S., Brampton

*7:30-11:30> jam with house band @ 52nd St. Tap & Grill, 30 Kennedy Rd., S., Brampton

*8-11> Jam with Jayme Lynn Reed @ Offsides Sports Bar, 200 Simcoe Ave., Keswick

9> open mic (signup starts at 8:30) @ The Barrel, 2180 Steeles Ave. W. Vaughan

*9> open mic with Howard Ross @ Tipsy Cow, 6298 Main St., Stouffville


8> Piper Hayes album release for Goodby Mister Nice Guy @ This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton ~indie Pop; $15 includes cd

8> Samuel Blaser Quartet; Hübsch/Martel/Zoubek @ Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne St., Hamilton

*9> LMT Connection @ Doc Magilligan’s Irish Pub, 6400 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls ~R&B/Funk

*9> open mic night with rotating hosts @ Coach & Lantern, 384 Wilson St E., Hamilton

10> Strummers Union @ The Pheasant Plucker, 20 Augusta St., Hamilton

905 WEST

*6-9> Ric Jacobs @ Ivy Bar, 3330 South Service Rd., Burlington

*7-11> James Anthony Band & guest John Dickie @ Black Swan Pub Burlington, 4040 Palladium Way, Burlington ~Blues

*8-12> jam hosted by The Personics @ Carrigan Arms, 2025 Upper Middle Rd., Burlington

8> JW Jones; Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar @ Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 130 Navy St., Oakville ~original Blues; $

8-12> Brad James @ The Purple Heather, 3600 Dundas St. W., Burlington

*8> Salsa band @ The Franklin House, 263 Queen St. S., Streetsville ~Latin

8:30> Scott Merritt; Jeff Bird @ Moonshine Café, 137 Kerr St. Oakville ~songwriters; $10

9-1> Freedom Train @ Roc’n Doc’s, 105 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Rock/Pop

9:30> Glenn Groves @ Shore Grill, 71 Lakeshore Rd. E., Port Credit ~Honky Tonk Country new & old

*9:30> jam with Jack B Nimble @ Abbey Road Pub, 3200 Erin Mills Parkway, Mississauga

9:30> Chris Partland @ Cuchulainn’s Irish Pub, 158 Queen St. S., Streetsville-Mississauga ~Pop Rock

*10:30> The Killin’ Time Duo @ The Dickens, 423 Elizabeth St., Burlington ~Pop Rock

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