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 ever-increasing group of appreciative fans.

This fall, the tour continues from the East Coast through the Mid-Atlantic region and includes a string of dates with ANTI- Records’ Sean Rowe.Finally, the band will hit the studio in January to record its first full-length album and some notable producers have expressed interest in the project including Jay Joyce (Cage the Elephant, Zac Brown Band), Phil Madeira (Emmylou Harris) and Doug Lancio (John Hiatt, Patty Griffin). The record will showcase the very best of the band’s new material alongside some of their fan-favorites from their two EPs.

Event Details:

  • When: Saturday, May 14th
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Belmont Abbey College Island
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine

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