Former locals Me & Martha will perform their only public concert in Maine this summer Thursday, June 8 in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., at 7:30 p.m.

Me & Martha — Martha Hills and Don DePoy — will bring Shenandoah Valley music to the Midcoast. Whether in valley of Virginia or the hills of Maine, their audiences have an opportunity to better understand the rich cultural heritage and fabric of traditional music makers. As part of a promotion for the Shenandoah Music Trail, Me & Martha provide a history of Valley music by including personal stories and playing a variety of bluegrass, traditional country, gospel and folk songs on mountain dulcimer, autoharp, dobro, mandolin, guitar, banjo and bass fiddle.

DePoy holds a doctorate in American music and popular culture and is a fifth-generation music maker from the Shenandoah Valley.  Hills is an early childhood educator and teaches in the preparatory music program at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va. Together as Me & Martha, they are members of America’s Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame and on the traditional artist rosters for the Virginia Arts Commission and Young Audiences of Virginia.

For more information, call 540-209-3540. Earlier in the day, Me & Martha will perform at Windward Gardens in Camden and on Friday, July 9, they will perform at Harbor Hill in Belfast.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to