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Trigger Gospel CD Release Show

Fitzgerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL

Trigger Gospel CD Release Show with special guests Rachel Drew and Tony Richards. Featuring Filipino food, home cooked by Anna's mom. But only while it lasts!  Our good friend, multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, John Rice will also be joining Trigger Gospel on this special night. More details soon to follow... "You Belong Here," Trigger Gospel's newest studio recording, will be available for purchase at the show.  Get your TICKETS before they sell out!



Switchback w/ special guest Anna Fermin

Dominican University | Lund Auditorium, River Forest, IL

Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack, the award-winning duo of Switchback, have been playing their brand of eclectic Celtic and Americana music at sold-out concert halls, performing arts centers and festivals around the world for over twenty years. Their exciting, emotionally charged concerts feature bluegrass, country, rock, Celtic and pop songs all played on a mix of mandolin, guitar, and bass.

Anna will be joining them as a special guest during both sets.  


Al Rose Release Show

Filament Theatre, 4041 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Illinois

Anna supports Al Rose & The Trascendo's Spin Spin Dizzy Release show at Portage Park's intimate Filament Theatre.

Alt-Country and Americana

Go to Trigger Gospel's Reverb Nation page for more song samples and info.

Photo by Michael Jewel Haley


Photo courtesy of Michael Jewel Haley


Named after an old Western novel, Anna Fermin’s TRIGGER GOSPEL reflects a spirited sound that intertwines hometown country and rock & roll with “a strong melodic-pop appeal.” (Holly Rushakoff, The Octopus)

Formed in 1997, Anna Fermin’s TRIGGER GOSPEL has garnered the attention and respect of critics and music fans alike, hooking audiences with their memorable songs and rousing live shows. In the y
ears this Chicago-based band has been together, they’ve shared the stage with an impressive roster of musicians including Johnny Cash, Steve Earle, Joe Ely, Robbie Fulks, David Crosby, Delbert McClinton, Neko Case and many more.

The eclectic influences of her bandmates, who include Paul Bivans on drums & percussion, Michael Krayniak on bass, Andon Davis on guitars and Alton Smith on keyboard, have become the perfect compliment to Fermin’s stunning originals, "that smartly place her voice where it belongs - front and center.” (Monica Eng/Chicago Tribune)

Simply titled, GO, the latest CD from Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel showcases another collection of memorable originals from one of Chicago's most beloved hometown bands. The follow up to the critically acclaimed, Oh The Stories We Hold, GO is the bands first studio album in three years and has been released in the US on Anna Fermin's own label, Sighlow Music.

Recorded at Chicago's Rax Trax studios and produced by Jay O'Rourke (The Insiders, The Juleps) and Scott Ligon (The Heatersons, Kelly Hogan, Nora O'Connor), GO features eight songs penned by the bands front-woman Anna Fermin along with a spirited rendition of "She" written by the late Gram Parsons and Chris Ethridge. 

This recording also features the formidable talent and influence of Scott Ligon on keyboards & guitars. Long time band mates, Paul Bivans on drums & percussion and Michael Krayniak on bass complete the band’s truly original & eclectic sound. 
  Download GO now!