The Absentees are a cross cultural group from the US, Ireland and the UK.
Their take on bluegrass and Americana is steeped in tradition and infused with a freshness that delivers a fantastically entertaining show. Something of a bluegrass supergroup, they feature some of the UK’s finest session players playing and singing the music they really love.
The band are Ben Somers on double bass (Dr. John, Dizzee Rascal, Seal) Leanne Thorose on mandolin (Peter Rowan, Essence of Ireland) Joe Auckland on banjo (Mumford & Sons, Madness, the Horne Section) and Lewis Cohen on acoustic and resonator guitars (international solo blues artist, Krystle Warren, National-Resophonic Guitars demonstrator).
A rip-roaring, foot-stompingly good time is guaranteed, check them out!