Me & Martha (Duo)  Donald DePoy & Martha Hills
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Me & Martha (Duo) Donald DePoy & Martha Hills

Staunton, VA | Established. Jan 01, 2001 | SELF

Staunton, VA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2001
Duo World Folk




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Don is a featured performer on eleven recordings and four anthologies of traditional American music. Me & Martha release their first CD "On the Road Home" (2005). There are a few mp3 on our web site.

Don's Music Maker's Guide book with CD and over 100 bluegrass/old-time country songs with chords is setting the standard for anyone wishing to move away from tab and sheet music and become a music maker.



2019 Me & Martha – Who we are…
Master multi-instrumentalists, Don DePoy was born into a 7th generation musical family from Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He holds a PhD specializing in American Music and is a college professor. Martha Hills is an early childhood educator and Me & Martha’s booking agent.  Over the last 11 years they average about 225 performances and provide family friendly shows. They are members of America’s Old-Time Country and Bluegrass Hall of Fame and visit schools through Young Audiences of Virginia.  They have an extensive repertoire in bluegrass, gospel, jazz, rural swing, folk and old-time country with perfect-blended duet harmonies that speak directly to your heart. Me & Martha livens up any event, meeting or social gathering.

“Martha and Don are a fixture in the acoustic music world in the Valley. They can provide anything from a lively performance to a scholarly discussion on music and music history. Always a pleasure to work with."  Gene Bowlen, BeARcade Productions, Harrisonburg, VA.

“We believe that Donald DePoy and Martha Hills are keepers of the flame of ‘real’ music.  Whatever they do, they do with their whole hearts!  We, with unreserved enthusiasm, support their music endeavors”.  Eddie & Martha Adcock, Nashville, TN  

“Don DePoy and Martha Hills are national treasures of America’s Mountain Music.  They bring to their audiences their own unique blend of an immense repertoire of old songs and tunes, exciting performance skills, and a near-magical ability to combine education and fun.”  
Ralph Lee Smith, Mt. Dulcimer Performer, Author and Music Historian, Reston, VA 

“Don DePoy is a treasure trove of musical memorabilia -- not only is he a great teller of stories from personal experience but his musical talents are exceptional and endlessly entertaining. He can pick the hell out of anything with strings and put a smile on your face at the same time. Teamed with the beautiful Martha Hills and her big doghouse bass, these two play Americana music at its best.”  
Jon Spear VP, Central Virginia Blues Society, Charlottesville, VA 

“I first met Martha and Don as hosts at a Shenandoah Valley bluegrass jam and was immediately impressed by their musicianship and singing.  However, what really impressed me was their presence.  They instantly just make everyone feel at ease and welcome.  Don’s thumb-picking style guitar playing is the best I have ever heard.  He can pick complicated lead as well as keep the driving rhythm necessary in traditional Appalachian string-band music.  Don is a master bluegrass banjoist.  Following the unique style of the Shenandoah Valley, Don’s plays the distinct melody line in and around the right-hand roll patterns. Martha’s infectious smile can brighten the darkest corners.  She fronts the Me & Martha Show and her on-stage banter with Don entertains and delights audiences of every age.  Her strong lead vocals coupled with her tight harmony vocals makes Me & Martha a top-notch touring duo.  Me & Martha is family entertainment at its best.”  
Steve Mandell (Dueling Banjos), Owings Mills, MD   

“Donald DePoy and Martha Hills are hardworking artists that have many good qualities and years of experience.  This duo lives to play and they do play all over the place.  Programs are cost effective and fill a niche with performances in schools, libraries, museums, house concerts, festivals and health and rehab programs.  Me & Martha have excellent references and credentials and they deliver what they say they will.
The Virginia Commission for the Arts Grant Review Committee, Richmond, VA

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