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The Matriarchs

The Matriarchs

Folk / indie / old time Galena, IL  US
"Beats Me" (from Carry a Lantern, 2014)
"Beats Me" (from Carry a Lantern, 2014)
I Don't Have Time to Be Your Wife
I Don't Have Time to Be Your Wife
Carry a Lantern
Carry a Lantern


The Matriarchs - "Way Down the Old Plank Road." - Council Hill Station Fall Music Festival


  • 2015

    May 23

    Mount Carroll, IL, US | 4:30pm

    Food + Beer + The Matriarchs + Art = one heck of a party! Join us for Mayfest at the old college campus in town!

  • 2015

    Aug 9

    Potosi, WI, US | 1:00pm

    Time is TBA 2,000 pounds of catfish and a large beer tent is the perfect setting for a party with The Matriarchs! Join us for the Catfish Festival in Potosi! More details coming!



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    I've been following this band for over a year, now, and each time I hear them I find another "favorite" song. Pearl plays a mean stand up bass, Lily strums that banjo like ...


  • Carry a Lantern (2014) by The Matriarchs


Sounds Like: Mumford & Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, The Blackberry Bushes, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades, Punch Brothers

Bio: All Female - Mostly Folk
Galena, Illinois ~ rooted in the Driftless area

Indie folk meets barn-burning old time. 'Carry a Lantern' is the debut album of three gals who love barns, trains, and lanterns. Each of the three songwriters brings a different element to the table, creating an ideal rec...See Full Bio

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The Matriarchs has a show on 12/20/2014 at 07:30 PM @ Galena Brewery in Galena, IL http://www.reverbnation.com/q/5ezqix #concert

Recent Blogs

CD RELEASE: July 12th!
Jun 13, 2014

The rumors are true (well, this one at least): our CD is going to be released Ju... [more]

New Album - coming soon!
Jan 6, 2014

We just finished recording our debut album. Stay tuned for more details and our... [more]


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Q: ladies my grand opening of the blu room is Nov 8th.we are doing a benefit for the local women's shelter. we would luv to have ya Breezers pub Dubuque

A: Sounds great, but we're already booked! Thanks for checking, though!

Asked by Breezers Pub Company/ The Blu Room. Answered on Tue Oct 14 2014

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