The Suffers: Get Ready for Soulful Rock N Roll
By DONNA BALANCIA
The Suffers, Houston’s answer to Rock N Roll Soul, led by powerhouse front woman Kam Franklin, will hit the stage at The Echo Saturday night.
If you’re a fan of revved up soul music and you haven’t been following the outrageously talented 10-piece Houston band, the show at The Echo provides an opportunity.
Kam and her troupe of talented musicians in The Suffers have been making the rounds in the media and at all the top clubs and it’s a rare treat to hear sounds like this. They say their unique retro rock-soul style is “Gulf Coast Soul” and it’s a catchy new moniker for their wildly reinvented genre.
The Suffers consider themselves to be a combination of soul, rythm and blues, hard rock and a little part romance. They’ve just released a new video, which they say is their most “intense” yet, called “Midtown.”
While it may have a semi-remorseful tone in that it deals with a post-breakup situation, the sound is deceivingly upbeat and joyful. So maybe when Kam asks the question, “Do you ever want to go back to you and me?” she most likely knows the answer.
The Suffers are Kam, Pat Kelly, Adam Castaneda,
Check out The Suffers video “Midtown” here: