credit: Claire McAdams

Kam Franklin

Mar 16, 2024

11:15pm – 11:50pm CT


Kam Franklin is an interdisciplinary artist, singer-songwriter, producer, visual artist, writer, poet, actress, orator, and activist from Houston, TX. She is best known for her work with the gulf coast soul band, The Suffers. Kam is known for her unique collaborations, some of which include: filling in for H.R. (of Bad Brains) during the 2016 Afropunk Superjam alongside members of Bad Brains, Fishbone, and Living Colour. She has also had repeated appearances at Newport Folk Festival where she sang with Chaka Khan, Brandi Carlile, Preservation Jazz Hall, and Mavis Staples. In 2022, she released the Bayou City Comeback Chorus EP, a social justice album funded with a grant by The Houston Arts Alliance that features the voices and musicianship of over 20 artists from around the Houston area. Forbes has featured Kam for her activism and business ventures that seek to create a more inclusive and equitable environment in the arts. In 2022, she toured with Margo Price, and opened for Mavis Staples. She currently serves on the board of and as Governor for the Texas Chapter of the Recording Academy.

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Houston, TX, United States
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