ABOUT FORLORN STRANGERS
Roots-loving, Nashville-based, foot-stomping string quintet Forlorn Strangers is simultaneously innovative and steeped in the tradition of Americana-Folk music. Entertaining comparisons to an “Americana Fleetwood Mac”, Forlorn Strangers are comprised of five unique songwriters whose individual songwriting and performance styles complement one another to create a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Beyond a like-minded appreciation for roots music, family ties add to the band dynamic: Abigail and Hannah are sisters, and Hannah and Ben are married. According to band members, family is better described as the foundation for the music than an influence — and that feeling of closeness isn’t limited to those related by blood. “We are all family,” says Chris. “We have done a lot of life together, and out of that comes what makes our band more than just five people singing together.” On a practical level, the band’s deep connection also lends strength to its unforgettable five-part harmonies featuring bandmembers Abigail Dempsey (fiddle, percussion, vocals); 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).
Deep Roots Mountain Revival has revealed headlining acts Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Join us July 20-22nd for a weekend of premium music and family-friendly fun!
Deep Roots Mountain Revival is proud to welcome lineup additions Dr. Dog, Sam Bush, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Motet, The SteelDrivers, Town Mountain, and more to its 2nd annual event. The bands will join previously announced artists Brandi Carlile, Lettuce, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, White Denim, Drake White and the Big Fire, TAUK, and The Hip Abduction at the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV this summer on July 20-22, 2017. Attendees will be treated to three days of top-tier musicianship, regional artisans, mountain camping, and family-friendly activities. A confirmed lineup is below and tickets are available for purchase here.
Deep Roots Mountain Revival is proud to announce the initial lineup for its second annual music and arts festival happening July 20-22, 2017. Headliners Brandi Carlile and Lettuce will be joined by JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, White Denim, Drake White and the Big Fire, TAUK, The Hip Abduction and many more.
Head over to Rolling Stone Country to watch the exclusive music video premiere of “Leave It On The Ground” from folk-pop newcomers Forlorn Strangers. The “artful video” showcases the family harmonies and string-forward accompaniments that Forlorn Strangers are becoming known for. In the video, “[t]here’s a woozy, leisurely feel to everyone’s movements,” reflects Rolling Stone Country, which “turn[s] this clip - the latest release from the band’s self-titled debut - into an out-of-time tribute to overcoming trials, moving forward and leaving one’s baggage behind.”
Today, Americana-Folk quintet Forlorn Strangers released their brand new video for “Bottom of the Barrel” exclusively through Elmore Magazine. “Bottom of the Barrel” is the first single from the Nashville group’s debut self-titled full-length release out on August 5, 2016. Watch the video here - http://bit.ly/29YS7Gd