Keeping Shenandoah Valley Mountain Music Making Alive...
EXCITING News Don has a Wiki page!
Don has a Wikipedia Listing! He was contacted by a Wiki editor and asked if he wanted a Wiki listing... a few emails later PRESTO!
2019-20 Bookings now open!
We knee-deep in booking 2020. Martha has already booked over 150 concerts and will have most of our scheduling set by end of February. We have 2020 travel plans for areas out of the East Coast region. If you want us to come to your area let us know. - We'd love to plan a road trip your way! We are exploring options to keep this website up to date and we will when we can.
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Me & Martha
High Note for 2019 - 243 performances
On Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 3pm Me & Martha played our 2500 concert.
Well it's official! At the end of 2019 we performed 243 times from Maine to North Carolina. These performances include: house parties, festivals, churches, senior residential and day facilities, libraries, public and private schools, street performances, weddings, historical societies, Maine wind-jammers, restaurants, jams/workshops and college classrooms. And with all this, Martha and Don spent mid-May to mid- September aboard their 37' sailboat Rosie and volunteered for Stockton Springs Youth Sailing Program, Friends & Family Bluegrass Festival Concert and two workshops, Blister Fingers Bluegrass Festival Youth Performance Program and a fund-raising concert for the Holbrook Island Sanctuary.
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 the Village of West View in Swoope, Virginia. 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 and a Master's in Education (MEd). Martha is an early childhood educator (BA) with over 15 years in private and public education.
Me & Martha Concert and Jam Schedule
If you'd like to know when Me & Martha will be in your area or you'd like to bring Me & Martha to your area please private message us under Contact info tab. or check out our Facebook pages. Thanks
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