The Suffers are a funky, sultry Houston, Texas, 10-piece (!) led by singer Kam Franklin, whose voice is so big and presence so commanding she was once approached after a live performance by a floored Russell Simmons. “Young lady,” he told her. “I was not prepared for what you just did on that stage.” We understand the sentiment. Much like Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Franklin and The Suffers can own a room, and in the short time since they’ve formed they’ve moved from selling out Houston venues to accepting invitations to rock larger crowds at places like Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. With an EP, Make Some Room, dropping later this month, and a tour in the works, it won’t be long before people are making room for The Suffers.
Listen To This: The Suffers, “Make Some Room”