Singer Anna Fermin

January 28th, 2014

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An award-winning singer/songwriter, Anna is well known as the front woman for the Chicago alt-country band Trigger Gospel. The band toured internationally and has released five albums, including the Jay Bennett produced Oh, the Stories We Hold.

Her first solo album The Contender was originally released in 2009 and produced by Jay O’Rourke (The Insiders, Fuzz Busters). The EP includes the notable songs “Dragging On“ and “Lovely.“ The Contender has been digitally re-released to coincide with the release of Someday Afternoon.

The Filipino born singer immigrated to the United States with her family at a young age and found herself growing up in America‘s dairy land, Kenosha, Wisconsin. Classically trained in piano, voice, and violin, she picked up the acoustic guitar when she moved to Chicago.

After graduating from the Chicago Art Institute, Anna was working as graphic artist when she made the life-changing discovery of songwriting. She explains, “My musical career began more as a love story than anything else. A guy I fell in love with serenaded me with a Steve Earle song called “Down the Road.“ I was incredibly moved by this gesture. I needed to learn how to do that. So, I borrowed my aunt‘s guitar, asked her to show me how to play a couple of chords, and within a few days, I had written my first song “August Moon.“

Anna has opened for many notable artists including the late great Johnny CashDavid Crosby, and Neko Case, among others. And, Anna had the honor of opening for the artist who inspired her career, Steve Earle, where she serenaded the audience with her version of “Down the Road.“ – See more at:

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