Smart bets: The Suffers

If the lyrics of The Suffers frontwoman, Kam Franklin, are autobiographical, this woman is on the prowl for real. And the soul singer is offering up some serious perks. “Come on, let me cook for you, baby. Relax, ’cause I’m cleaning too,” she tempts, before pulling the trump card: “Do you want a sandwich? I’ll make one for ya.” A queue of men is literally forming beside her, but these nine are on hand to compose the blues- and rock-infused soul tracks that accompany Franklin’s spunky stage presence. We’ll see how much love she’s got for Asheville when The Suffers headline the final Downtown After 5 street festival of the season. Local opener Holy Ghost Tent Revival strikes the first chord at the Lexington Avenue overpass Friday, Sept. 18, at — you guessed it — just after 5 p.m. Photo by Daniel Jackson


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About Kat McReynolds
Kat studied entrepreneurship and music business at the University of Miami and earned her MBA at Appalachian State University. Follow me @katmAVL

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