Credit: Paul Chelmis

Local rhythm and blues musician Sufferin’ Moses, aka Zach Quillen, is back in Lowcountry after a stint at Ohio University where he finished a graduate degree in music theory. Now that things are back to “new” normal, Quillen is back to gigging full time, and you can catch him on the deck at Pour House on Dec. 14 and 28 at 6 p.m.

Backing Quillen’s vocals and guitar for the shows will be bassist Corey Stevens, keyboardist Nick Brewer and drummer Sean Harshaw to bring the crowd a mix of Sufferin’ Moses originals and blues and funk covers. 

Quillen recently released an LP, Live at Charleston Pour House, which is the recording of the Jan. 2020 album release show for Sufferin’ Moses’ debut album, King of All the Sad Things. But when world shut down shortly after the show was recorded, Quillen tucked it away for a later date. The live album features six originals and six covers and all tracks were mixed and mastered by Doom Flamingo guitarist Thomas Kenney. 

With 2022 on the horizon, Quillen finds himself in a good head space as he pens new Sufferin’ Moses material.

“Musically I think I’m taking more creative risks,” Quillen said. “My attitude is just better. All the musicians I know have a greater appreciation now. A lot of musicians have reevaluated their relationships with music in positive ways.”