The Suffers are a ten-piece band from Houston, TX who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul, intertwining elements of classic American soul, jazz and rock and roll. Both sonically and visually arresting, the large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm section and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s massive voice.
The Suffers’ award-winning live show relentlessly forces people onto the dance floor with high-energy cuts like “Gwan,” a sweaty, afrobeat-inspired song about getting down, and the uplifting, yearning soul of “Make Some Room.” The night’s only respite comes in the form of “Giver,” a smoky, throbbing blues ballad during which vocalist Kam Franklin’s heart-wrenching lyrics hold the audience rapt as the song builds to a climax that has, quite literally, brought audience members to bittersweet tears.
Opening Act: Owing to the success of their harmony-rich 2015 debut, A Wolf in the Doorway, the Ballroom Thieves produce deep, heart-thumping lyrics and instrumental dynamics that make each song memorable and every performance tighter than before. Launching their sophomore album, Deadeye, this past October, guitarist Martin Earley, cellist Calin Peters, and drummer Devin Mauch are bringing their insightful sounds to the BlackRock stage opening for The Suffers.
This engagement of The Suffers is funded through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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