The Suffers & Travis Haddix Blues Band

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The Suffers & Travis Haddix Blues Band says
Time: 8pm (doors open 6pm)
Tickets: $10

The Suffers
The Suffers are a ten-piece band from Houston who are redefining the sound of Gulf Coast soul, intertwining elements of classic American soul with rock & roll. Both sonically and visually arresting, the large ensemble packs each position of the rhythm section 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.

Travis “Moonchild” Haddix‘s style evokes the sounds of the great Stax-Volt days, when the likes of Sam & Dave ruled the urban blues roost. The fiery, award-winning blues guitarist began playing the piano at the age of seven in his home town of Walnut, Mississippi. The turning point in his musical learning experience came the next year, when the legendary B.B. King came to Memphis and began playing daily at the studios of WDIA. Awed by King’s guitar virtuosity, Haddix hung around the radio station every day to learn all he could. In 1959, he moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he joined the D.L. Rocco Band and achieved regional notoriety that led to a prominent spot with the Little Johnnie Taylor group. Haddix has also contributed to five albums by Artie “Blues Boy” White, while his material has also been covered by Dickie Williams, Jimmy Dawkins, Michael Burks, Charles Wilson, the late Son Seals, and Lee Shot Williams.
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