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DittyTV's Insights | Music Interviews: Kam Franklin of The Suffers

Pantheon - Home of Music Podcasts

Amy Wright sits down with Kam Franklin, powerhouse vocalist, fashionable frontwoman, and beloved bandleader of The Suffers, one of Houston, TX greatest contemporary bands. The Suffers just released a new full-length studio album titled It Starts with Love, their third and arguably best LP to date. If you’re drawn to the groove like we are, particularly in the R&B and Latin funk stylings, then this is a record you can’t overlook. Amy and Kam talk through the inspiration behind and making of It Starts with Love, as well as Kam’s background and the history of The Suffers at large. Part of Pantheon Podcasts 

45mins

17 Jul 2022

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Kam Franklin of The Suffers

DittyTV's Insights | Music Interviews

Amy Wright sits down with Kam Franklin, powerhouse vocalist, fashionable frontwoman, and beloved bandleader of The Suffers, one of Houston, TX greatest contemporary bands. The Suffers just released a new full-length studio album titled It Starts with Love, their third and arguably best LP to date. If you’re drawn to the groove like we are, particularly in the R&B and Latin funk stylings, then this is a record you can’t overlook. Amy and Kam talk through the inspiration behind and making of It Starts with Love, as well as Kam’s background and the history of The Suffers at large. Part of Pantheon Podcasts 

45mins

14 Jul 2022

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Kam Franklin (The Suffers)

Roadcase

Welcome to Roadcase, a podcast exploring the live music experience!!  Hop on the Roadcase bus for this informative and important conversation with spectacular Houston-based artist, Kam Franklin. Kam is the vocalist for The Suffers whose amalgamation of sound and explosion of energy has garnered heaps of praise from NPR's Bob Boilen for an amazing Tiny Desk performance, and long before that show, in an amazing twist of fate, The Suffers made their late-night debut on the David Letterman show in 2015.  Kam has been hard at work during the pandemic -- she live-streamed from her home every week for the first three months -- and since then has been working on a solo album as well as new material with The Suffers who have an upcoming album scheduled for release this Fall. A victim of sexual harassment and assault, Kam is very outspoken about her experiences and shares with us the challenges she faces on a daily basis along with talking about her relationship with live performance, and the intricacies of managing her solo career. For more information: https://linktr.ee/roadcasepod and https://www.roadcasepod.comContact: info@roadcasepod.comTheme music:  "Eugene" (Instrumental)" by Waltzer

1hr 11mins

3 Sep 2021

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E20: Repeat & Grow w/ Kam Franklin of The Suffers

How to Build a Sustainable Music Career and Collect All Revenue Streams

We did it! This podcast has now covered all steps in building a sustainable music career and collecting all revenue streams. Now what? At some point, you will feel your current project wrapping up. You know in your heart and soul when it's time to begin again. Although such a thought can feel daunting, know that you're going to get better at and learn this information in a deeper way every time you go through this process. This episode reviews all past steps that we've covered in building a sustainable music career. And includes an in-depth interview with the incomparable Kam Franklin of The Suffers, who embodies building a sustainable music career in every way. Enjoy this conversation between Kam and Host Emily White to get inspired and know what to do when things are winding down, only to rest and do it all over again to continue your growth. Happy Listening! Book this podcast was based on: https://www.collectiveentinc.com/book2. 10% off w/ code PODCAST Email List to be directly contacted when S2 & the book's next edition drops: https://bit.ly/SustainableList CREDITS: Creator, Executive Producer, Producer, & Host: Emily White Engineer: Nathan Cain Music: Matthew Wang Sponsorship: info@c-ent.com Graphics: Neelu Mohaghegh --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sustainablemusiccareer/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sustainablemusiccareer/support

2hr 12mins

27 Aug 2021

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Kam Franklin (The Suffers) | The Renaissance Woman in Her Element

Americana Podcast

It’s happened to all of us. we’re chatting with another person, getting to know each other and then the question “What kind of music do you like” comes up.. At which point many of us are better off reading a thesaurus outloud trying to describe it as we do our best impression of that scene in High Fidelity where Dick is describing the enigmatic Mardie de Salle to Rob “She's kind of Sheryl Crow-ish crossed with a post-Partridge Family pre-L.A. Law Susan Dey kind of thing”... As a non-artist it’s one thing, but applying that pressure to musician’s to describe their work. It's a lot to ask. but that’s our job here at Americana Podcast and this episode’s guest more than rose to the challenge.Kam Franklin, is a Houston native and frontwoman for the 7 piece band known as The Suffers. Forming in 2011, the suffers sport an impressive ensemble that lovingly refers to their work as gulf coast soul. a term that actually perfectly describes the sound which can be found within their two-record discography. The Suffers create an expansive, lush air with their music. an array of colorful horn pieces, worldly drum rhythms and Kam’s knockout voice. and talking with kam about her work is enlightening. She is unafraid to describe the root of her abilities, her all-inclusive influences, and most importantly- the pursuit of trying to improve at any given opportunity. So join us today as our host Robert Earl Keen discusses with Kam Franklin the importance of education, band communication and the music we have to look forward to from Kam as well as The Suffers.

1hr 3mins

9 Jun 2021

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"Without Your Approval" with Kam Franklin

The Esoteric Negro

Today our guest is the amazing artist and friend of the show, Kam Franklin. Kam incompasses many elements of  true artist as singer-songwriter, performance artist, activist, writer and most notable as lead singer of the Houston soul group, The Suffers. Her profound artistic resume includes composition, performance, as well as community organizing where her focus is on the health, safety, and promotion of black artists.  A main channel for this is though her production company, Homegirl Island Productions, founded at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic to produce livestream concerts, art presentations, as well as full studio albums. We are excited to have had Kam speak her mind and share her experiences of grinding and thriving as an artist. uplifting herself as well as the community that she calls home. Follow Kam Follow The Suffers Follow The Esoteric Negro Visit theesotericnegro.com Support The Esoteric Negro--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/theesotericnegro/support

1hr 3mins

3 Feb 2021

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Kam Franklin Talks The Suffers, Music Industry Journey & Social Justice | Rebel Without Applause

Rebel Without Applause

Kam Franklin talks about being the lead singer of The Suffers and her journey in the music industry as an outspoken artist that defies classification, charts her own course and pushes for the creative license to work with any artist of her choosing. Born and bred in Houston, Kam is proof positive that something is in the water near the Gulf Coast when it comes to producing incredible singers. Now, more than a decade into her career, she continues to rely on her strong upbringing, sense of self and powerful voice as she navigates an industry that often tries to tell her what kind of singer she should be instead of embracing the multitalented songbird that she is.

1hr 5mins

26 Nov 2020

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Leading With Love with Kam Franklin

Our Voices Matter Podcast

Anyone who lives her life leading with love has my utmost respect and admiration.  Add in a ridiculous amount of talent, intellect and empathy and you can count me as a super fan.  Kam Franklin, lead singer of the Houston band, The Suffers, has been making music for more than ten years now.  As you will hear in this week's episode, in life and in music, Kam leads with love. My conversation with Kam is timely for a couple of reasons.  She's a featured performer in "America's Table" set to air this Saturday evening at 8pm central on KPRC-TV.  She's also got some new music coming out as a solo artist and with her band.  We also delve into her backstory that includes terrific insight for aspiring artists.The slow and steady grind of playing gigs around the country led to Kam and The Suffers appearing on David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Daily Show.  As they toured the country pre-COVID, they not only built their fan base, they also got an up close and personal look at the good, bad and ugly of America.  Kam's astute observations are eye-opening and a testament to how much more work lies ahead of us to simply accept each other for who we are.  With Thanksgiving just a couple of days away, like so many of us, I've been thinking about what I'm thankful for in this dumpster fire of a year.  The list is long, starting with my family and our health.  Not far behind is the opportunity to share meaningful conversations with you through this podcast.  I believe in my heart of hearts that the way out of the anger and division enveloping us is through human connection.  Talking. Listening.  And, like Kam, leading with love.   www.ourvoicesmatterpodcast.comwww.lorellemedia.comThis podcast is devoted to empowering us all to better understand each other's differences...one story at a time.  Emmy Award-winning journalist, Linda Lorelle, guides guests through insightful, unexpected conversations that reveal our common humanity.  This show is not about politics per se; it is about finding a way to reclaim civility in the context of the contentious times in which we live, by sharing our personal and professional stories, in hopes that others might find a glimpse of themselves.Support the show

37mins

25 Nov 2020

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The Musicians Guild welcomes Kam Franklin (The Suffers)

The Musicians Guild with Steve Choi

Kam Franklin fronts the band The Suffers from Houston, Texas. She got her start singing in the churches of Houston as she honed her gospel chops but quickly branched out into every aspect of music she encountered. When she's not on stage with The Suffers she stays busy working on music and all the business required to run a band. In this conversation we discuss how she and her band collected 70 (YES SEVENTY) songs to choose from for their current record, the advice Dave Chapelle directly gave her, pre-show and post-show routines, performing on David Letterman, gross backstage veggie trays, and my process of becoming a recovered hater. Yet another friend/guest I could talk to for hours so I will ask her to come on the show again sooner than later. Thanks for all your support and thank you so much for listening. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 43mins

22 Oct 2020

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Kam Franklin - Part 2

Queen of S-Mountain

Kam Franklin and LG continue their chat in part two of this episode, discussing the cities that are a "hard nut to crack" for touring musicians, like Atlanta and Kam's hometown of Houston. They analyze Nashville in a similar way - exploring everything from marketing, clubs, audiences/scenes, lessons learned, music history, gentrification, the south, and the music biz overall. Kam talks about growing up in a diverse neighborhood in Houston, reveals that she used to be a promoter, has big picture plans to one day throw a festival, but first, she's focusing on a forthcoming double album from her band The Suffers. Huge thanks to sponsor EarthQuaker Devices! Support this podcast at patreon.com/QOSM and grab some merch at society6.com/QOSM. 

35mins

17 Sep 2020

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