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April 4-6, 2025

Word of South

The Suffers

The Suffers are a 10-piece band from Houston that is redefining the sound of Gulf Coast Soul. The band is known for mixing elements of Classic American Soul with Rock & Roll. Lead singer Kam Franklin’s voice is backed by talented and powerful horn and rhythm sections. Entertainment Weekly lauded the band’s “buttery horn arrangements, funky guitar licks, and lead singer Kam Franklin’s bubbly vocals.” The Suffers released their debut album Make Some Room in 2014.