Me & Martha perform at Belfast library
Belfast — Belmont native Martha Hills and her husband Don DePoy will perform as Me & Martha Monday, Aug. 19, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. During their free concert, they will share their love of music of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Their appearance will be a homecoming as well as a Me & Martha CD release of “Whispering Pines.” Hills and DePoy first began performing together in Belfast 10 years ago. Since then they have been internationally recognized for their musical performances and musicianship. They encourage, promote and support music making as a lifetime endeavor with amazing social and health benefits. The couple moved to Virginia in 2006 and now bring Shenandoah Valley music to the world, drawing on the region’s rich music traditions including bluegrass, classic country, old-time string band, country swing and gospel.
Me & Martha are members of America’s Old time Country Music Hall of Fame and appear on artist rosters of the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the Young Audiences of Virginia. Last year, they played 212 concerts; hosted 34 weekly Tuesday night bluegrass jams at James Madison University; participated in many community service and educational events; and worked tirelessly to promote the Shenandoah Music Trail. Among this year’s tally is being the opening act for the international acclaimed Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs, Va.
Door will open 6 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 338-3884. For more information about Me & Martha, visit meandmartha.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.