"With five unique songwriters, ascending family harmonies, and energetic percussion, the string forward quintet entertains a comparison to an Americana Fleetwood Mac."
- Vinyl Magazine

New Album Available Now! 

Click here to purchase our debut full length album on iTunes!

Thank you for all of your support and love with this record! We are thrilled to finally release Forlorn Strangers. Please listen, purchase, and check out our tour page to see a show on our national release tour this fall.


New Single Available Now! 

We are so excited to share the first single from our upcoming album! Check out this link to Live for Live's Music premier of our single, Bottom of the Barrel. You can pre-order our album on all major platforms, and get an immediate download of two singles when you do! Scroll below the track to find all the dates for our release tour. Thanks for all your support. We look forward to seeing you on the road!

New Album Available August 5 

We are thrilled to announce that our self titled, debut full-length record will be available online and in stores on August 5, 2016. We are grateful and excited to share this collection of songs that we've worked so hard to bring together. Stay tuned to pre-order the album on CD or vinyl and buy tickets for our national tour supporting Forlorn Strangers. Thank you!

We reached our goal! We are recording our first full length record! 

Thank y'all so much for your incredible generosity, we have reached our goal! We are hard at work narrowing down our track list, and making sure these songs will sound the best that they can. We hit the studio with Phil Madeira on January 18. WE CANT WAIT! Love you guys!

                 Pre production at Orchard Pond in AL with Phil Madeira. 

Help us fund our debut full length album!!! 

We are so excited to announce our first full length album! Please click HERE to donate!!! We have so many new songs that we want to share, but we cannot do it without your help. We would not be where we are today without your love and support, so PLEASE help us to continue to grow! 

We're recording in Nashville, TN this January, and are so fortunate to be working with Grammy winning producer, Phil Madeira. He's worked with Emmylou Harris, The Civil Wars, Buddy Miller, and lots of other folks. We're recording at The Butcher Shoppe, John Prine's studio, where he, Johnny Cash, U2, Del McCoury, Jakob Dylan, and many other people have recorded. We're so grateful to even have this opportunity; please donate to help us make it happen!




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Forlorn Strangers @ Muddy Creek Music Hall in Winston-Salem, NC

Muddy Creek Music Hall, Winston-Salem, NC, United States

Forlorn Strangers is a quintet based out of Nashville, Tennessee. The band is a collective of five songwriters, each having their own distinct styles that blend into one unmistakable voice. Their sound delves into all reaches of American roots music, driven by foot-stomping percussion and soaring family harmonies.

The band is comprised of sisters Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, percussion, vocals) and Hannah Leigh Lusk (mandolin, percussion, upright bass, vocals); 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. In 2015, Forlorn Strangers played over 180 shows in over one hundred cities and more than thirty states nationwide.

The band is gearing up to release their self-titled, debut full-length album. Forlorn Strangers was recorded at John Prine’s Nashville studio The Butcher Shoppe, and produced by Grammy winner Phil Madeira. Their official release date is August 5, and they’ve already booked some notable festival slots including Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Homegrown Music Festival and Floyd Fest, with more dates being added every week. The summer and fall of 2016 will see the band touring extensively coast to coast in support of the new record and celebrating over a year and a half of life on the road.

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