with Sal's Greenhouse
“ It was a perfect mix of power and delicacy, as the band held back at moments only to steamroll me when my guard was down. ” — Bob Boilen (NPR Tiny Desk)
The Suffers are here to shake up the notion that they’re another soul revival band. Just as much influenced by classic rock & roll, country, Latin and Southern hip hop as they are the Stax/Volt or Muscle Shoals era, The Suffers are bringing a fresh approach to what they have coined Gulf Coast Soul. Late night legend David Letterman proclaimed in early 2015 "If you cant do this, get out of the business", let it be known that The Suffers are here to stay!
With a year that included performances for NPR’s Tiny Desk, Newport Folk Fest, Austin City Limits Music Festival and The Late Show, The Suffers delivered over 150 stirring performances of their signature 3rd Coast Soul sound to thousands of new and old fans alike. The large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin's massive voice. The band's sincerity and emotion are laid bare in their music, which has garnered an audience so broad and varied that they may prove to be the panacea for a jaded and stratified live music scene. Their 2016 self-titled debut album hit shelves on February 12th, surrounded by performances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live! Expect to see the band’s name continue to climb up the tier on posters of the best festivals around!