Country Girl's Blue Moon

Me & Martha

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LINER NOTES Country Girl’s Blue Moon by Me & Martha – This album celebrates Martha and her musical journey.
Martha Hills is originally from a farming community along the coast of Maine just outside of Belfast. One of ten children, her roots trace back to the first English settlers in the coastal regions of what is now Maine. She has deep roots

LINER NOTES Country Girl’s Blue Moon by Me & Martha – This album celebrates Martha and her musical journey.
Martha Hills is originally from a farming community along the coast of Maine just outside of Belfast. One of ten children, her roots trace back to the first English settlers in the coastal regions of what is now Maine. She has deep roots in New England's musical legacy. Her great uncle Archie Gordon from Friendship was a renowned Maine fiddler who handcrafted over a hundred violins and was immersed in the New England fiddle tradition. Martha has numerous relatives who delighted everyone with their Grange Hall piano music. Singing in Church solidified Martha’s reverence for the region's musical legacies. Her family’s music tastes varied from Big Band to Country/Western. She remembers fondly Saturday nights were special. Along with her mom, father, brothers, and sisters she would watch Dick Stacey’s Jamboree, a locally produced amateur country music show featuring local talent. In the1990s she heard live Maine bluegrass music for the first time and immediately felt a pull to the music. Her musical journey continued and eventually brought her together with her soon to be husband Don DePoy in 2000. Martha and Don shared a passion for music and their complementary skills made them a perfect match. With a little coaxing from Don’s mom, Euva, Martha started playing bass fiddle. By 2003, they had officially formed the music duo Me & Martha. By blending New England folk tunes, sea shanties, and other regional songs with Don's Shenandoah Valley Appalachian influences, they created a unique fusion that honors America's diverse rural roots traditions. Moving to Virginia in 2008, Martha and Don have been touring for fifteen years with over 3600 concerts and workshops. They are members of America’s Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame and are on the traditional artist rosters of Young Audiences of Virginia and Virginia Commission for the Arts. Beginning in 2020, Martha and Don co-hosted the Shenandoah Music Trail’s Mountain Music Show, a 64-part television series airing to over 3.3 million people every week for almost 3 years. The Shows continue to air daily in reruns. Grants from Virginia Humanities and Virginia Tourism supported the funding for the show’s recordings of 633 songs performed by 162 musicians and is now part of Virginia’s Folk Life Collection. According to the curator for the Library of Congress Lomax collection, “These recordings are significant and the largest single collection since Lomax.” Martha and Don co-curated two Mountain Music exhibits for two Virginia heritage museums. In 2024 for the fourth year in a row, Virginia Living Magazine awarded Me & Martha “Top Wedding Band”. Me & Martha showcased at the 2023 IBMA World of Bluegrass and Don co-hosted the bluegrass banjo workshop. Don holds a PhD focused American Music and has made substantial contributions to preserve Appalachian music. He is on faculty in the Music Department at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where he teaches all bluegrass instruments except fiddle.
Martha and Don reside in the historic Virginia village of West View, overlooking the Allegheny Mountains.

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Welcome to our store
Our CDs can all be purchased at itunes and our books and products can be purchased here. 
On the Road Home is our 1st CD and features 16 songs with vocals by Martha and Don. Don plays guitar, banjo, autoharp (not all at once) and Martha plays bass fiddle. Song selection includes classic country, folk and bluegrass songs, and two banjo and guitar instrumentals. 
Song List
Introduction
Truck Driving Man
Dooley
Head over Heels
Good Woman's Love
Possum Hollow
Mockingbird Hill
Over the Waterfalls (Instrumental)
Roseville Fair
Bridge Washed Out/Water Bound
Please Help Me I'm Falling
June Apple
All I Ever Loved
Same Old Man
Shenandoah Waltz
Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
Arkansas Traveler (Instrumental)

For sample tracks and purchase click on the On the Road Home Cover.  The link takes you to i-tunes.
On the Road Home Song Book - So you can pick along with Me & Martha

Includes: 
Me & Martha's On the Road Home CD
20 page Booklet with all the Lyrics, 
Chord progressions, 
Nashville Chord Charts, 
How to use a Capo, 
Playing tips & more... 

Send $20 Check or Money order to: 
Me & Martha 
266 Inglewood Court 
McGaheysville, VA 22840