It's official - We will have 218 performances completed by December 31, 2016.
We are already booking into 2017 and Martha tells me we already have more than 50 bookings on our 2017 Calendar.
As a duo we are sometimes limited from playing larger venues and festivals. So we have teamed up with our dear Maine friends who are a well respected performing couple. Our new group, Three Yankees and a Hillbilly (3Y+H) will have our official kickoff later in the Spring of 2017.
We will post PR and demo reel as so as it gets out of production.
Keeping Shenandoah Valley Mountain Music Making Alive...
We are in a word very BUSY - 2017 is already booking out nicely. We will have officially performed 218 gigs for 2016 and keeping up this website is desirable and we will when we can.
Best to keep up with us on FaceBook
Me & Martha
Me & Martha have been visiting Virginia's poorest areas and performing for the local senior daycare centers and residential facilities thank to a 2016 matching grant from the by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Martha and Don have started a 2017 Children's Ukulele Project and are bringing ukuleles to children living in homeless shelters. The ukuleles with a gig bag, instructional book, and lessons are offered free thanks to generous private contributions and house party fund-raisers. If you'd like to contribute to this project contact Martha 540-209-3540.
Me & Martha a.k.a Don DePoy & Martha Hills
Me & Martha are keepers of the flame of ‘real’ music, national treasures of America’s Mountain Music, a treasure trove of musical memorabilia, great story tellers with exceptional musical talents and are endlessly entertaining.
Martha and Don are married to each other and live in McGaheysville, Virginia on Massanutten Mountain One. Martha Hills and Don DePoy enthusiastically bring Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley Music to the world. You’ll be quick to notice they embrace life and love to make music. Me & Martha plays Americana Rural Roots Mountain Music, which includes American fiddle/banjo traditions, blues, old-time string band, sea shanties, work songs, hillbilly, traditional and classic country, bluegrass, rural swing, and contemporary folk ballads.
Using mountain dulcimer, 5-string banjo, autoharp, guitar, Dobro, mandolin and bass fiddle, the duo continues the centuries old music making tradition of taking a little of this and that creating a fusion of whatever musical genres seem to fit effectively to create a fresh approach to the music.
Steeped in the tradition of improvised performing art, Me & Martha creates a space where everyone can experience musical art as unfolding stories. Many of Me & Martha’s signature songs explore the universal themes of everyday life. On stage, Martha and Don captivate audiences with spontaneous and often amusing banter and backed up by amazing vocal and instrument virtuosity.
Don is a 5th generation music maker from the Shenandoah Valley and holds a PhD specializing in American Music and Popular Culture. Martha is an early childhood educator with over 15 years in private and public education.
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