After delivering soulfully gripping performances at Landmark Music Festival, Austin City Limits and CMJ Music Marathon, The Suffers will take the stage at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience on Saturday. The ten-piece soul band hails from Houston, Texas and released its debut EP Make Some Room earlier this year.
Adam Castaneda (bassist) and Pat Kelly (vocalist/keyboardist) began building what became The Suffers in 2011. What resulted was an eclectic outfit that combines rock, soul, blues and gospel and carries a sound larger than any festival they have played at.
At first, the vocal range of frontwoman, Kam Franklin, is intimidating. But this quickly fades as she struts across the stage and seduces audiences with tracks like “Giver”, “Make Some Room” and “Gwan.” Franklin exudes emotion in a way that is reminiscent of Aretha herself.
The Suffers play at Voodoo Music + Arts Festival on Saturday, October 31st from 2:25-3:25pm.