Houston’s own The Suffers released their first album recently. They’ve been playing a relentless schedule of live gigs, and finally polished off the debut disc in the studio, thanks in part to a Kickstarter campaign? Who are The Suffers? I’m glad you asked. In honor of them and their march to musical domination, here are some of my favorite Houstonian artists.
1. Make Some Room – The Suffers
2. Single Ladies – Beyonce
3. Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
4. Church – Lyle Lovett
5. Golden – The Tontons
6. Boogie Palace (In The Heights) – Ezra Charles and The Works
7. Better Than A Dream – Trish & Darin
8. Born Blonde – Wild Moccasins
9. No Matter What Goes Right – Trout Fishing In America
10. Summer Camp – Leah White
Ezra Charles was born in Beaumont, but he’s a Rice grad and he and his band were the house musicians for the Rockets in the 90s, so he more than counts. If you haven’t already clicked over to YouTube to check out The Suffers, I suggest you start with their incandescent appearance on Letterman, as well as their NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Enjoy!