"A commanding singer, steeped in tradition, but with modern sensibilities" - Downbeat Magazine
Chicago native Milton Suggs's voice and music are a reflection not only of his direct lineage, but of the many great voices in Black music and culture from the past century and beyond. Firmly rooted in the blues, Milton sports a rich baritone with the breath and power reminiscent of Joe Williams and yet is able to emote with both the subtlety and soulful intensity of singers like Donny Hathaway and Frankie Beverly. With a sensitivity that belies his years, Milton possesses a unique ability to evoke emotion with a masterful sense of phrasing and dynamics. A gifted composer, arranger, and lyricist, Milton's music is both honest and inventive, exciting and captivating; drawing inspiration from a number of influences while still forging a singular identity. As an artist of vision, Suggs seeks to pave new roads within the vast traditions that were laid before him for it is the music, spirit, struggles, triumphs, and stories from the many generations that preceded him that make up the foundation upon which his own artistry stands.