About Marteka and William

Marteka and William are rapidly making a name for themselves in the bluegrass music business; appearing with such people as J D Crowe on the "Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour", in Lexington, KY. This was aired nationally on PBS and Blue Highways TV, which went into over 90 million homes in America and was broadcasted into 170 countries on the radio.
 
They have also played on the second longest running radio show in America, The Wheeling Jamboree USA". They first appeared on the Wheeling Jamboree with Buddy Griffin, and later went back to play their own show. Mr. Griffin said, "Rarely have I seen kids so young with so much talent".

They have also opened up for Melvin Goins of the Goins Brothers at the Mountaineer Opry House in Milton, WV. Mr. Goins said, "That is some of the smoothest, purest bluegrass I have heard in my 60 years of playing". Marteka also earlier this year entered in the WV State Banjo contest where she placed 2nd place. They have also won numerous other contests.

"The best young talent to come along in all my years of playing bluegrass", Raymond Fairchild.

They have also been endorsed by a national banjo company Stelling Banjos. Geoff Stelling, owner of Stelling Banjos built her a one of a kind stelling banjo, and in her honor named the model after her...The Marteka Challenge. At 15-years-old this is an outstanding accomplishment for Marteka and William.

They have appeared on the cover of Banjo Newsletter.  

They have also appeared in Bluegrass Unlimited representing Stelling Banjos.  

 Wheeling Jamboree USA
(excerpt from a "Thank You" letter from The Wheeling Jamboree to Mr. and Mrs. Lake)

"Your performance is now a part of the legacy that the Jamboree represents to our nation and our states musical heritage that we are so proud of. I would like to express my excitement and delight to each of you, in the direction and steps that Marteka and William have taken in delivering such a high level of performance at such a young season in their musical lives."

President - Executive Producer Wheeling Jamboree, Inc.
The Second Longest Running Weekly Radio Program and Country Music Stage Show in America!

"We look forward to when we can schedule your next appearance"

 

 

 

 


 What an honor to play with the legendary JD Crowe.
Just finished taping a show at Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour in Lexington, KY for PBS and BlueHighways TV
 

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  • Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Anderson, SC and been around a bit

    Great talent; love your music. When will the Grand Ol' Oprey yank you guys on its stage?

    Great talent; love your music. When will the Grand Ol' Oprey yank you guys on its stage?

  • Richard

    Richard Florida

    Truly awesome!! Clean clear bluegrass. Music for my old soul. Thank you

    Truly awesome!! Clean clear bluegrass. Music for my old soul. Thank you

  • sportydave

    sportydave cochranville pennsylvania

    Hi we are friends on Facebook i saw the post on you fan club page. I came I saw I bought everything you got if you see this post in time i was hoping to get you guys to sign my cds for me let me know I will do anything you say and if you all happen to make it around southeastern pa i would love to pick one with you

    Hi we are friends on Facebook i saw the post on you fan club page. I came I saw I bought everything you got if you see this post in time i was hoping to get you guys to sign my cds for me let me know I will do anything you say and if you all happen to make it around southeastern pa i would love to pick one with you

  • Brett Howard

    Brett Howard Flint, Michigan

    Breath of fresh air !

    Breath of fresh air !

  • cossonnet eveline

    cossonnet eveline france

    c'est vraiment superbe, bravo, continuez à nous enchanter.

    c'est vraiment superbe, bravo, continuez à nous enchanter.

  • Gary Holcomb

    Gary Holcomb Gauley Bridge, West Virginia

    You all play with such harmony, delicately the most wonderful songs. Love you all, God bless you.

    You all play with such harmony, delicately the most wonderful songs. Love you all, God bless you.

  • Kenny Scott

    Kenny Scott Hazard, Ky.

    Just simply astonishing. This best describes true talent.

    Just simply astonishing. This best describes true talent.

  • Mike Weigler

    Mike Weigler Burlington, Wisconsin

    My cousin in Texas posted "When the Angels Carry Me Home" on FB recently and I became an instant fan. I grew up in Ohio. My dad loved bluegrass and I've loved it my whole life. I will definitely be buying some CD's and also making an effort to hear you in person. Thanks for the great music!

    My cousin in Texas posted "When the Angels Carry Me Home" on FB recently and I became an instant fan. I grew up in Ohio. My dad loved bluegrass and I've loved it my whole life. I will definitely be buying some CD's and also making an effort to hear you in person. Thanks for the great music!

  • Burkhard Schaefer

    Burkhard Schaefer Hatterode, Germany

    Pure bluegrass! That's the way I like!

    Pure bluegrass! That's the way I like!

  • Myron iery

    Myron iery Vanceburg ky

    Myroniery@yahoo.com

    Myroniery@yahoo.com