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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  • Myron iery

    Myron iery Lewis co,ky

    I would love to book you guys but don't know how to get in touch with you guys Thanks Myron, but we need an email to be able to contact you back. Thanks, Marteka and William

    I would love to book you guys but don't know how to get in touch with you guys

    Thanks Myron, but we need an email to be able to contact you back.

    Thanks,
    Marteka and William

  • Charlie Harrison

    Charlie Harrison Broadway,Va.

    If you like some head-bobbin,foot-tappin,knee-slappin bluegrass it doesn't get any better than this!! True bluegrass in it's purist form!

    If you like some head-bobbin,foot-tappin,knee-slappin bluegrass it doesn't get any better than this!! True bluegrass in it's purist form!

  • Rick Dollar

    Rick Dollar Bristol Tn.

    Netradiodogs.com is looking forward to talking to these two great musicians. I feel like they have a bright future!

    Netradiodogs.com is looking forward to talking to these two great musicians. I feel like they have a bright future!

  • Gary Holcomb

    Gary Holcomb Gauley Bridge,West Virginia

    Lovin ya'll from The Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.

    Lovin ya'll from The Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.

  • Ron Smith and Bille Jo

    Ron Smith and Bille Jo Sylva, NC

    We came to see you at the Maggie Valley Opry House in Maggie Valley, NV. It was Great! Can't wait to see you all again!

    We came to see you at the Maggie Valley Opry House in Maggie Valley, NV. It was Great! Can't wait to see you all again!

  • John Beekman

    John Beekman North Fairfield, Ohio

    Now this is Bluegrass!!!! Wonderful! Love it, love it, love it!

    Now this is Bluegrass!!!! Wonderful! Love it, love it, love it!

  • Bill Casto

    Bill Casto Parkersburg, Wv. 26101

    I love your music. I hope I can come and see you perform sometime soon..

    I love your music. I hope I can come and see you perform sometime soon..

  • David Marlowe

    David Marlowe Fairview, NC

    Keep up the wonderful pickin and singing. We cannot let it die. Young people like you are who I would like my kids and grandkids to idolize.

    Keep up the wonderful pickin and singing. We cannot let it die. Young people like you are who I would like my kids and grandkids to idolize.

  • Dan Stivers

    Dan Stivers Chicago, IL

    Very cool -- Please add Chicago to your travel plans!

    Very cool -- Please add Chicago to your travel plans!

  • Charlie Harrison

    Charlie Harrison Broadway,Va.

    Head-bobbin,toe-tappin,knee-slappin music right there!! Traditional bluegrass at it's finest! God bless!

    Head-bobbin,toe-tappin,knee-slappin music right there!! Traditional bluegrass at it's finest! God bless!