Forlorn Strangers


Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, Tennesee, based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band includes five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds and styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies and flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and foot stomping percussion.

Members of the band are sisters Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, percussion, vocals) and Hannah Dempsey Lusk (mandolin, percussion, vocals); along with Chris Banke (guitar, mandolin, vocals), Benjamin Lusk (banjo, guitar, vocals), and Jesse Thompson (upright bass, dobro, guitar, vocals). Since 2013, Forlorn Strangers has released two EPs (While the Grass Grows and American Magic Tricks) and has toured continuously across the United States, playing for an ever­increasing group of appreciative fans.

Forlorn Strangers recently wrapped up production on their first full­length release, which was recorded at John Prine’s Nashville studio, The Butcher Shoppe and produced by Grammy winner Phil Madeira. In 2015, Forlorn Strangers played over 180 shows, including dates with Anti­ Records’ Sean Rowe. They’re planning for a July release and have already booked some notable festival slots for summer 2016 including (in addition to the Blue Ridge BBQ & Music Festival) Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Homegrown Music Festival and the Albino Skunk Festival, with more dates being added every week.

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Performance date/time: June 11, 2016 3:15pm
Stage: Main Stage

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