It was a scorching hot day in Quincy, California, but that didn’t stop Houston-based band, The Suffers, from bringing the heat during their set at High Sierra Music Festival. Their self-proclaimed “Gulf Coast Soul” style had the crowd grooving in tandem with their buttery rhythms and powerhouse vocals.
Though the award-winning band just released their first album last year, they go way back. “We were all players in the Houston music scene,” bassist Adam Castaneda says. “Most of us have known one another for about 10 years. One day we put together the ‘dream team’ list of who we wanted in the band, made some phone calls and in about two weeks The Suffers were born.”
The diverse backgrounds of each band member have contributed to the unique quality of The Suffers’ collective sound. A hybrid of soul, rock and roll, reggae and jazz, front woman Kam Franklin described their dynamic style as a ”chaotic paella.”