Stage on Stage: Forlorn Strangers


Stage on Stage: Where the bands and the fans share the stage.Forlorn Strangers with special guests The Happy Fits & Blue Heart’s Revelry

Forlorn Strangers 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. This is their second visit to the State Theatre following a performance in February 2017.

The band consists 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). Thompson is a Lehigh Valley native, hailing from Easton. Since 2013, Forlorn Strangers have 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.