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MARIA MULDAUR IN CONCERT

Saturday, November 1st, 2014 7:30 pm
$25-$38
BUY TICKETS HERE   We are thrilled to welcome Maria Muldaur and her Red Hot Blusiana Band to Wellfleet Preservation Hall! 2014 marks 40 years since Maria Muldaur had a monster, world-wide hit with her career-making song ”Midnight at the Oasis”, and she’s made 40 albums since then. She’ll be singing that signature tune and many others from her 50 year career in “Way Past Midnight,” a multi-media retrospective show she has created to celebrate this milestone. In addition to being the queen of American roots music, Maria is one of the great storytellers of her musical generation, and she’ll be peppering her show with priceless anecdotes about her longtime friendships with Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, John Sebastian, Bonnie Raitt, Janis Joplin and many of the greatest names in music. She’s also unearthed previously unseen videos as well as photos from the many stages of her career, including those indelibly sexy shots from Rolling Stone of her on a camel. This is a chance for all of her fans to hear their rarely performed old favorites.

The Kami Lyle Sit-A-While featuring Claudia Nygaard & Dennis Brennan

Friday, November 7th, 2014 7:30 pm
General Admission $22, Preferred Seating $30
BUY TICKETS HERE Presenting the Kami Lyle Sit-A-While…real songs, real writers, fake fireplace. Fall is here and singer-songwriter, Kami Lyle, is bringing two singer songwriters to The Wellfleet Preservation Hall On Friday November 7th, 2014. Her special guests are singer-songwriter-storyteller, Claudia Nygaard from Nashville & New England’s own legendary rock-roots-singer-songwriter, Dennis Brennan from Boston. Claudia Nygaard’s captivating storytelling overflows from her songwriting into her live performance. With a voice like amber honey, and a twinkle in her eye that makes the entire audience feel she is sharing a secret with them alone, she takes them on an emotionally fearless journey with stories that expose a rare vulnerability and tenderness one moment, then a quick wit and an outlandish, irreverent sense of humor the next. Her songs move from heartfelt to humorous and from scrappy to sensual, and all the while the stories she tells in between them are as entertaining as the songs themselves. A former Nashville Music Row staff songwriter and a winner of the Kerrville, TX Folk Festival songwriting competition, Nygaard has learned her craft well. Her latest CD “Let The Storm Roll In” rose to the coveted #1 position on the Roots Country Chart and #8 on the Folk DJ Chart - with every one of her self-penned compositions receiving airplay. The album received glowing reviews from the press that included five stars from Americana benchmark “Maverick” magazine. The legendary Folk music magazine “Sing Out” claimed her songs “rival the likes of Guy Clark or Ian Tyson in their plainspoken, memoir-like quality, rich with personalized images and a resonant point-of-view.” Dennis Brennan is one of the Boston area's leading rock/roots singer/songwriters.Boston has a music legacy that needs no introduction. Think of the J. Geils Band, Morphine, and Willie Alexander for starters. At the heart of the scene, though, is an artist like Dennis Brennan. He's a cagey veteran who hasn't won similar fame but can electrify audiences with his ability to cross brilliantly from rock to soul, blues, country, and jazz, while breathing fresh life into each. On several nights a week, Brennan bops around New England clubs with a passion that is all too rare in today's homogenized music climate. He has been nominated for 4 NEMO awards and has won 2 NEMO awards for "Outstanding Roots Rock Band. His songs have been acquired for use in films and television, notably the movies "Copland", "The Matthew Shepard Story","Clockwatchers", and "Loveland". Longtime friend Peter Wolf of the J. Geils Band, who often sits in with Brennan's band at its weekly residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, offers this praise of his comrade: "The biggest challenge for any artist is to sustain and keep growing. Many musicians who stick with it can fall into a trap of becoming parodies of themselves. Dennis has always kept maturing, which is one of the hardest challenges, and that's why I always enjoy checking him out."

All Too Dune: A Creative Foray Into The Legendary Dune shack Community of Provincetown

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 7:00 pm
$15.00
BUY TICKETS HERE Join us for a unique evening of performance and presentation about the historic dune shacks of Provincetown. Presented by the Provincetown Library & Sailor Beware. Program A: A performance of a new one act play by Jody O'Neil concerning the relationship between an estranged brother and sister from Tennessee when the sister wins the lottery for a dune shack stay. Program B: "Pages From The Dunes",  A retrospecitve exhibit featuring two decades of never before displayed original art from the famed C-Scape dune shack journals and color print blow-ups, along with a Q & A.

Feed Your Love Open Mic

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 7:00 pm
6:30 sign up for performers
EVERY MONTH...ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 6:30 SIGN UP FOR PERFORMERS/SHOW STARTS AT 7PM The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by on the third Wednesday of the month to listen, to play, or just to say hello.  The 'cafe' is open with coffee, tea, beer, wine and snacks. FOR MORE INFO: feedyourloveopenmic.com

Bright New Stars Series: Tenzin Chopak

Friday, November 21st, 2014 7:30 pm
w/special guests Grand Public
BUY TICKETS HERE Our Bright New Stars live music series showcases young and/or emerging artrists from the Northeast region. These talented folks might be tough to find out about otherwsie - so consider Prez Hall your source for some of the best new and independent music out there! Tonight's feature is Tenzin Chopak (vocals, guitar, piano), an artist and songwriter based in Ithaca, NY. The son of a minister and an artist, Tenzin learned to love music in his father's church in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. He studied voice, piano, and guitar throughout his childhood, performing his original music frequently while dreaming of making it a full time profession. In 1999, after some years of a burgeoning devotion to the study of Tibetan language and religion, he traveled to North India. It was during his eight month stay there that he was given the name "Tenzin Chopak". For the following twelve years, while continuing his study of Tibetan in upstate, NY, Tenzin kept music a quiet if not hidden part of his life. In late 2011 he began to write and perform publicly again, and formed the band Rockwood Ferry who has since released 2 albums and performed extensively. Tenzin presents his work beyond genre with something akin to pure theater, evoking the primal feeling and texture of universality that is present in roots traditions, yet with a charged vulnerability and intimacy in both his dynamic musicality and elegant lyricism. Reviewers have referred to his music as "progressive chamber folk", while audiences and critics have praised performances as "incandescent", "mesmerizing", "transcendent", and "stunningly beautiful". LISTEN HERE WATCH HERE Opening the show will be Provincetown and Truro's own Grand Public, a duo featuring Bertrand Boudier (guitar, vocals) and Vanessa Downing (guitar, vocals) with a rotating cast of wildly talented players joining the live mix. Grand Public write and perform their own brand of original French/American folk pop with an indie vibe.

Live Theater: "A Fresh Of Breath Air"

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 7:00 pm
$12
BUY TICKETS HERE At it's premier in Washington, DC, " A Fresh of Breath Air" received two Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Lead Actress. Dale Stein portrays five characters at Fifi's Cafe in this unique solo show the Washington Post called "An authentic vision of humanity...Stein is captivating". Dale has performed her original work with Garrison Keillor's radio show and at New York Theatre Workshop. "A Fresh of Breath Air" is a 70 minute comedy 'with olives'; a theatre experience The City Paper said is "Such exhilarating fun...you won't want to leave." 2 shows - 11/22 at 7:00, and 11/23 1pm matinee.

Live Theater: "A Fresh Of Breath Air"

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 1:00 pm
$12
BUY TICKETS HERE At it's premier in Washington, DC, " A Fresh of Breath Air" received two Helen Hayes nominations for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Lead Actress. Dale Stein portrays five characters at Fifi's Cafe in this unique solo show the Washington Post called "An authentic vision of humanity...Stein is captivating". Dale has performed her original work with Garrison Keillor's radio show and at New York Theatre Workshop. "A Fresh of Breath Air" is a 70 minute comedy 'with olives'; a theatre experience The City Paper said is "Such exhilarating fun...you won't want to leave." 2 shows - 11/22 at 7:00, and 11/23 1pm matinee.

Independent Documentary Series: Hastdans pa Hovdala

Saturday, December 6th, 2014 6:30 pm
Presented by The Equus Projects
BUY TICKETS HERE We are pleased to present this gorgeous and intriguing film as the kickoff screening for the 3rd season of our Independent Documentary Series, running monthly January - May. Admission is $10 and directly supports both the filmmaker and all year-round programming at the Hall. Tonight's event will be followed on Sunday afternoon with a Phsyical Listening workshop led by Joanna Shaw. HASTDANS PA HOVDALA is a film about a unique creation process. In July 2013, the American dance company, The Equus Projects spent three weeks in a Swedish forest creating an evening length theatre work that brought together four dancers, four horses and a cast of Swedish performers with autism. Filmmaker David Fishel follows the progression of the creation process, the equine training and the deepening connection that developed between the human and equine performers. The film premiered at the Lincoln Center Dance on Film Festival February 1, 2014 to a sold out audience. It has been screened in San Francisco, in Glasgow, Zurich and Malmo, Sweden. Introducing the film and leading a post-screening Q & A will be JoAnna Mendl Shaw, Artistic Director of the NYC-based dance company The Equus Projects. The Equus Projects creates large-scale site specific works with dancers and horses and has toured throughout the States and in Europe, using local horses and riders with each commissioned project. The company been commissioned by The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, The Myrna Loy Center for the Performing Arts, Saratoga Arts Festival, NYC River to River Festival, Heifetz International Music Festival, Bates Dance Festival and Klinten Kultur, Sweden. JoAnna is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts Choreographic Fellowships and numerous other grants and has choreographed for ice dancers, in-line skaters, gymnasts and equestrians. Her works for more traditional dance venues have been presented at numerous venues in New York City and commissioned by dance companies and college dance programs throughout the States and in Europe. Shaw teaches on the faculty of the Ailey /Fordham BFA program and at Marymount Manhattan. READ MORE ABOUT THE EQUUS PROJECTS HERE

Feed Your Love Open Mic

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 7:00 pm
6:30 sign up for performers
EVERY MONTH...ON THE THIRD WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH 6:30 SIGN UP FOR PERFORMERS/SHOW STARTS AT 7PM The Feed Your Love Open Mic is a tolerant and supportive, diverse, engaging and, most of all, entertaining environment (whew!). We host musicians who sing and play everything from old timey folk to rock-n-roll; acoustic guitar solos to improvisational jazz sets; poets and story-tellers, first-time performers (ages 6 to 86) to retired professional musicians. All are welcome and made to feel at home. If you are not already a member of our musical (and poetic) community, please stop by on the third Wednesday of the month to listen, to play, or just to say hello.  The 'cafe' is open with coffee, tea, beer, wine and snacks. FOR MORE INFO: feedyourloveopenmic.com

Independent Documentary Series: Through A Lens Darkly

Saturday, January 10th, 2015 7:30 pm
$10
BUY TICKETS HERE The third season of our Independent Documentary Series kicks off 2015 with this wonderful film, the first documentary to explore the American family photo album throught the eyes of black photographers. Through A Lens Darkly probes the recesses of American history to discover images that have been suppressed, forgotton, and lost. From slavery to the present, these extraordinary images unveil a world confronting the difficult edges of citizenship and what it means to be human. Inspired by Deborah Willis's book Reflections in Black and featuring works by Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, Anthony Barboza, Hank Wilis Thomas, Coco Fusco, Lyle Ashton Harris and many others, Through A Lens Darkly introduces the viewer to a community of storytellers who collectively transform singular experiences into a journey of discovery - and a call to action. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE  

Sax Quartet featuring Bruce Abbott & Berke McKelvey

Saturday, January 17th, 2015 7:30 pm
DETAILS TBA

Independent Documentary Series: Art & Craft

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 7:30 pm
$10

Robert Frost: Light & Dark

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 7:00 pm
$12