On Saturday, December 26th, 50+ artists and hundreds of thousands of viewers around the world came together for Georgia Comes Alive, a virtual music festival aimed at promoting voter participation in Georgia’s critical Senate runoff elections on January 5th, 2021.
One of the many world-renowned acts to take part in the nine-hour livestream was the eclectic-sounding, Houston-based soul outfit The Suffers, who offered up a three-song performance of “Take Me To The Good Times”, “Do Whatever”, and “Make Some Room”.
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For their GCA set, each member of the band joined in from their respective remote locations where each musician had their performance area decked out in colorful, holiday-inspired decor. Led by singer, HeadCount board member, and Georgia Comes Alive/Democracy Comes Alive guest speaker Kam Franklin, the band wasted no time in diving right into a high-energy rendition of their 2020 single “Take Me To The Good Times”. The uptempo funk tune bounced along with the right amount of confidence and attitude as Frankin helped ease the band into “Do Whatever” with a pre-song rap of “Do whatever, do whatever, do whatever y’all! It ain’t gotta be a weekend to find the joy that you are seeking. I know it might be hard to find joy these days, but it’s okay, we’re going to stick it together right now in this moment, we got this.”
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The feel-good energy of “Do Whatever” kept rolling thanks to an impressive mid-song solo from trombonist Michael Razo. To close things out, the band charged into “Make Some Room”, a slower and more soulful original from the band’s 2016 self-titled studio effort.
Relive the remote, three-song performance by The Suffers from Georgia Comes Alive in the video below. If you enjoyed the show and have the means, consider donating to Georgia grassroots voter organizations via GeorgiaComesAlive.com. Subscribe to the Live For Live Music YouTube channel for more Georgia Comes Alive videos. For Georgia voter info, head here.
The Suffers – Full Set – Georgia Comes Alive
The Suffers joined 50+ other performers and speakers as part of Georgia Comes Alive, presented by Live For Live Music in partnership with voter registration nonprofit HeadCount. The marathon streaming event, powered by Nugs.TV and Plus 1, generated more than $160,000 in funds for organizations like CivicGeorgia and Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda that are putting in work on the ground to get Georgians out to the polls. For more information, head here. For more information on Georgia Comes Alive, or to donate to CivicGeorgia and Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda, visit GeorgiaComesAlive.com.