Mama’s Broke. Photo by Blanca Esther Chavez

Mama’s Broke
8 p.m. Friday. One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $18 in advance, $22 at the door.
Mama’s Broke is the Nova Scotia duo of Lisa Maria and Amy Lou Keller. Years ago they shared a 17-hour car ride and bonded over music so intensely they started the band about a week later. The Mama’s Broke sound melds Americana with Celtic and Balkan along with some Southern Gothic influences. Both women sing, and you’ll hear fiddle, banjo, guitar and mandolin along with traditional dance and foot percussion during the performance.

Shemekia Copeland. Photo by Victoria Smith

Shemekia Copeland
8 p.m. Sunday. Vinegar Hill Music Theatre, 453 Post Road, Arundel, $40 in advance, $50 day of show.
A scorching cover of Bo Diddley’s “I’m A Man,” recorded as “I’m A Woman” with the Count Basie Orchestra and Buddy Guy, is the latest single from blues singer Shemekia Copeland. Copeland has been a formidable presence for more than 25 years, and her live shows are firestorms of stellar musicianship from her band and rafter-raising vocals. Her latest full-length album is last year’s “Done Come Too Far.”

The Secret Sisters. Photo by Alysse Gafkjen

The Secret Sisters
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Rockland, $22 in advance, $25 day of show.
Country-folk siblings Laura and Lydia Rogers hail from the famously fertile musical grounds of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. With a sound that at times seems like it’s from decades ago but is also accessibly modern, Secret Sisters have carved out their own niche on albums like “You Don’t Own Me Anymore” and “Saturn Return.” Expect gorgeous harmonies and an entirely wonderful night of wit, wisdom and song.

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