The 2019 Sandburg Songbag concerts are made possible thanks to a grant from the Mark and Celia Godsil Family Fund, a Donor Advised Fund of the Galesburg Community Foundation, and the Community Impact Fund at the Galesburg Community Foundation. The concert is presented by the Carl Sandburg Historic Site Association and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
Mark and Molly Mathewson
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Carl Sandburg State Historic Site’s Barn
A donation of $5 per person is suggested.
Mark and Molly Mathewson, the father and daughter duo that performs as Last Acre, will take the stage as part of the Sandburg Songbag Concert Series.
Last Acre’s sound is rooted in traditional Appalachian folk music. They excel at bluegrass, combined with Midwestern prairie songwriting sensibilities. Their blood-kin harmonies are exceptional, and they have a dry tongue-in-cheek repartee.
Mark performed at the Sandburg site last November during the recording of one of the Illinois Humanities Bicentennial podcasts. His songs have been recorded by a number of bluegrass acts, including 2017 Grammy nominee Blue Highway, the Lonesome River Band, Ernie Thacker, Kenny Smith, and Josh Williams.
For additional information, check their website at https://www.lastacremusic.com/