ABOUT THE BAND:
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 eclectic songs and rousing live shows. In the years 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, Delbert McClinton, Neko Case and many more.
The eclectic influences of her bandmates, who include Paul Bivans on drums & percussion, Michael Krayniak on bass, and Scott Ligon on guitar & 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)
WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING ABOUT ANNA FERMIN and TRIGGER GOSPEL
“...one of Chicago’s most treasured voices.”
Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune
"...you'll want to testify to the power of passionate country music."
Country Music Today
"This Chicago country-rock band evokes the emotions and honesty of classic country while keeping its sound fresh and original. And Fermin's voice is just phenomenal.”
Rob Thomas, CapitalTimes/Wisconsin State Journal
“Eschewing the rougher sides of the genre, [Anna Fermin’s] sound is sweet and true, equal parts twang and hook."
Mike O’Cull, Illinois Entertainer
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 is being 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 was completed in early August and features eight songs penned by the bands talented front-woman Anna Fermin along with a spirited rendition of "She" written by the late Gram Parsons and Chris Ethridge.
This new 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 bands truly original & eclectic sound.
From the first time Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel stepped onto the scene with their self-titled EP in 1997, Fermin's country-tinged originals with thier memory clinging choruses have left an indelible mark on Chicago's diverse music scene.
“GO” climbs to #1 in December 2006 on the Freeform American Roots Chart! Considered by many the only TRUE Americana Music Chart, FAR charts are compiled from reports sent in by actual DJs with freeform (i.e. no playlists) radio shows on public, college and community stations round the country (and world).
"Best Album of 2006!" –John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music
"...a sampler of that amorphous musical landscape we call "Americana," with Fermin and company the ideal musical chameleons you want as tour guides." –Christian Schaeffer, Riverfront Times, St. Louis