Houston's The Suffers play in Levitt Arlington
The Suffers redefine the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of classic American soul with rock ‘n’ roll. The 10-piece ensemble packs its rhythm and horn sections with a level of talent that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s massive voice. The band exudes sincerity and emotion to attract an audience so broad, they may prove to be the needed panacea for a jaded, stratified live music scene. In the short time they have been together, The Suffers have progressed from packing local Houston venues to accepting invitations for main stage performances at the 20th Annual Austin Reggae Festival, Houston’s Free Press Summer Festival and Paste magazine’s Untapped Festival, where they shared the stage with The Wailers, Mavis Staples, Alabama Shakes, The Walkmen and Cat Power. The Suffers have earned four Houston Press Music Awards in two years and last year were listed among the top musical acts to watch by the Houston Press and Houston Chronicle. They’ve been working on a full-length album planned for release this year.