Anna Fermin

Trigger Gospel live in studio.
Rachel Otwell / NPR Illinois | 91.9 UIS

We already interviewed and wrote about the critically acclaimed band out of Chicago. Here's the recording from when Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel played in our Suggs Performance Studio. The band played a pared down, "un-plugged" sort of set - joining Anna were Paul Bivans on drums, Michael Krayniak on bass, and Andon Davis on guitar. Enjoy!


Anna Fermin has been called "the voice of Chicago" by one writer. Greg Kot of The Chicago Tribune and Sound Opinions calls her: "One of Chicago's most treasured voices." One of her band's first shows was opening for none other than Johnny Cash!

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