“[The Suffers are] the sort of neo-retro group you never knew music was so badly missing.” — Spin Magazine The Suffers — Houston’s award-winning 8-piece ensemble — have redefined the sound of Gulf Coast Soul with a band lineup curated by bassist Adam Castaneda and vocalist/keyboardist Pat Kelly. The last two years have brought the band to new heights, playing shows across North America, performing a Tiny Desk Concert on NPR, making their national television debut on Late Show With David Letterman, and officially releasing their much anticipated self-titled album followed by performances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and Jimmy Kimmel Live. When you think of New Orleans, the city’s foremost flambeaux-lit traditions of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, voodoo, Po’ boys, beads, gumbo, and second line undoubtedly come to mind. You can also count Big Sam’s Funky Nation amongst those NOLA treasures. Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live experiences and a whole lot of Southern charm, Big Sam’s Funky Nation might very well be The Big Easy’s best kept secret.