BELFAST — Native Belfast resident Martha Hills and her husband, Donald DePoy, touring as Me & Martha, perform a free concert in the Abbott Room of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St., Wednesday, Aug. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. As always, this will be an exciting homecoming! These two are internationally celebrated touring entertainers and play American roots music at its best. Martha and Don combine their love of music with stories and often amusing stage banter, leaving listeners with a light heart and clarity of what really matters in life. Me & Martha shows expertise in connecting with audiences and anyone who has heard the duo will agree, they are tops in the field of entertainment.

Martha and Don first began performing together in Belfast in 2003. In 2022 they were awarded top Wedding Band by Virginia Living Magazine. They are members of America’s Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame and host Mountain Music, a weekly broadcast television show that reaches more than 1.3 million households in eight states, including Maine. As part of the Mountain Music series, they have collected more than a hundred living histories for the American Folk Life Collection of the Library of Congress.

Martha fronts the duo, sings and plays the upright bass. She is a professional early childhood educator and taught in the preparatory music program at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va. Originally from Timberville, Va., Don was born into a musical family and is a fifth generation mountain music maker. In 1940, capturing the American experience, Alan Lomax recorded several of his family members and friends. Don holds a PhD specializing in America music and currently teaches bluegrass instruments in the Music Department at Eastern Mennonite University.

The concert is free and open to the public. Bring the entire family to hear Me & Martha’s entertaining, often funny and surely educational presentation of authentic, uniquely American music.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Call 207-338-3884 for more information.