Forlorn Strangers

Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, TN based Americana quintet, with members hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band is comprised of five songwriters, each having their own distinct sounds & styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, & foot stomping percussion. The band is comprised of 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 full­ length 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’ve planning for a July release and have already booked some notable festival slots for summer 2016 including Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Homegrown Music Festival and the Albino Skunk Festival, with more dates being added every week.




Micah Davidson

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Taylor Winchester
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Ashley Honbarrier
Executive Assistant

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