Forlorn Strangers


About the Artist

From: Nashville , Tennessee United States

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Forlorn Strangers is a Nashville, TN Americana quintet hailing from the great states of Florida, Maryland, Pennsylvania & Minnesota. The band is comprised of five songwriters with individual sounds & styles that blend into one cohesive voice. Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, upright bass, and foot stomping percussion.


The band was established in 2011 with Chris Banke (guitar, vocals), Benjamin Lusk (banjo, guitar, vocals), and Hannah Leigh (mandolin, percussion, vocals), through a writer’s group in South Florida. Songwriting sessions evolved into a committed group, and the three moved to a farm in Waco, TX, for a creative sabbatical. Continuing to grow, they transplanted to Nashville, TN in 2013, where they met Jesse Thompson (guitar, bass, dobro, vocals). Hannah’s sister, Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, guitar, percussion, vocals) then moved to Nashville in September of 2013 to join the band.