There is a contagious and combustible energy every time the eight-piece wonder-band The Suffers steps on the scene. NPRâ€™s Bob Boilen attributes the bandâ€™s allure to their â€œSoul, straight from horn to heart.â€ He adds, â€œThis band is on fire when itâ€™s in front of an audienceâ€¦but the intensity of their shows are also captured in the studio.â€ Following The Suffersâ€™ electrifying late night TV debut on Letterman in 2015, David Letterman exclaimed, â€œIf you canâ€™t do this, get out of the business!â€ There is something undeniable about The Suffers (whose name is a reference to the 1978 Jamaican film Rockers starring Leroy â€œHorsemouthâ€ Wallace, Jacob Miller and Burning Spear, among others), that instantly hits home with their audiences. â€œWe make music for all people,â€ says lead vocalist Kam Franklin. â€œAt this point, weâ€™ve played all over the world and one thing is certain â€“ if the music is good, the people will enjoy it.â€ Since 2011, the H-Town heroes have been on a steady grind and have no plans of stopping. It seems the secret to their success is simple. Keyboardist Patrick Kelly confides, â€œThere is a universal groove in the music that we play,â€ while bass guitarist Adam Castaneda adds, â€œI donâ€™t think any of us are trying to impress anyone with our technical abilities, we just want to make them dance.â€
Miss Lavelle White is an Austin legend who never fails to put on a great show. Her strong soulful voice and hallmark entertaining style combined with The L Men- one of Austin’s finest R&B bands with five legendary musicians- will make for a very danceable great evening of of blues, soul, funk and reggae.