Curated Playlist: Jon Durbin, The Suffers
Every month, The Ignited Family receives an exclusive curated playlist from a musician you know and love. This month, Jon Durbin, trumpet player for The Suffers, put together a killer playlist for you.
Haven’t heard of The Suffers? You poor soul. Let me introduce you.
“The Suffers are here to shake up the notion that they’re another soul revival band. Just as much influenced by classic rock & roll, country, Latin and Southern hip hop as they are the Stax/Volt or Muscle Shoals era, The Suffers are bringing a fresh approach to what they have coined Gulf Coast Soul. Late night legend David Letterman proclaimed in early 2015 “If you cant do this, get out of the business”, let it be known that The Suffers are here to stay! With a year that included performances for NPR’s Tiny Desk, Newport Folk Fest, Austin City Limits Music Festival and The Late Show, The Suffers have delivered over 150 stirring performances of their signature 3rd Coast Soul sound to thousands of new and old fans alike. The large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm and horn section with a level of talent and taste that provides the perfect foundation for singer Kam Franklin’s massive voice. The band’s sincerity and emotion are laid bare in their music, which has garnered an audience so broad and varied that they may prove to be the panacea for a jaded and stratified live music scene. Their 2016 self-titled debut album is set to hit shelves on February 12th and will be the continuation of what 2015’s Make Some Room EP started. Expect to see the band’s name continue to climb up the tier on posters of the best festivals around!
If you’re curious what he put together in this month’s curated playlist, I’ll give you a little teaser. But, for the rest of the playlist, you’ll have become an Ignited Family member!
Jon is a good friend of our online magazine and an all around wonderful human. He has played for Los Skarnales and currently plays for The Suffers. You can always count on Jon for a smile that makes you feel welcomed. Be sure to catch him, and the whole band, next time they are in town.