Franklin is the lead vocalist for Gulf Coast soul band The Suffers. She’s been singing publicly since age 5. A three-time recipient of the Houston Press Music Award for Best Female Vocalist, she has performed with The Houston Symphony and been featured in Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, and Nylon for her unique sense of style.
With The Suffers, Franklin has performed on The Late Show with David Letterman, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. She’s also an active participant in the Houston music scene, performing and putting on events featuring up-and-coming acts from around the area.
Franklin is always coming up with new and creative ways to represent the city while performing with The Suffers around the world. The band’s second full-length album, Everything Here, to be released in July, features appearances from Bun B and Paul Wall, as well as the band members’ mothers on the touching “Mammas.”