Last Acre is the project of Mark and Molly Mathewson, a father and daughter from Illinois. The duo has performed across the Midwest, opening for acts such as Robbie Fulks, Tim Grimm, and Antje Duvekot. Their sound is rooted in traditional Appalachian folk music, with one foot in bluegrass and the other in the prairie songwriting sensibilities of Greg Brown and John Prine. With blood-kin harmonies and dry, tongue-in-cheek repartee, the two have been called "as much of an emotional feeling as a musical moment." (Tom Irwin, Illinois Times)
Mark Mathewson is a winner of the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest (Merlefest). His songs have been recorded by a number of bluegrass acts, including Blue Highway, The Lonesome River Band, Ernie Thacker, Kenny Smith, and Josh Williams.