The Town of Abingdon continues its Thursday Jams Summer Concert Series by showcasing a band of five songwriters that combine their individual styles and sounds into one cohesive voice. Nashville based band Forlorn Strangers will take the stage at Abingdon Market Pavillion Thursday, June 15.
The band includes sisters Abigail Dempsey fiddle, percussion, and vocals and Hannah Dempsey Lusk mandolin, percussion, and vocals; along with Chris Banke guitar, mandolin, and vocals, Benjamin Lusk on banjo, guitar and vocals and Jesse Thompson upright bass, dobro, guitar vocals.
Their music is rooted in family harmonies & flavored with guitars, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, & foot stomping percussion.
Those who are fans of Old Crow Medicine Show, Punch Brothers, and Pete Seeger will enjoy Forlorn Strangers’ sound.
Forlorn Strangers has released two EPs, While the Grass Grows and American Magic Tricks, and has been touring the U.S. continuously since 2013
They just wrapped up production on their first full-length release which was produced by grammy winner Phil Madeira.
Forlorn Strangers will take the stage at 8 p.m. after opening act Missy Rains & the New Hip.
Missy Raines & the New Hip is led by 7 time IBMA Bass Player of the year Missy Raines. Her vocals have been described as smoky and seductive.The quartet features mandolin, guitars, bass, and drums.
Music will start at 7:00 p.m at the Abingdon Market Pavilion. The doors and beer garden benefiting Abingdon Main Street open at 6:30 p.m. Food trucks and local vendors will be offering concessions beginning at 6:30 as well.
Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to sit on to enjoy the show. Inclement weather updates will be posted on social media, and Wolf Hills Brewery will serve as the rain location.
In depth descriptions of the artists can be found at abingdonmusicexperience.com.