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Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel Biography

Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel Biography

Fermin was born in the Philippines but moved to Kenosha, Wisconsin with her family when she was a child. Fermin attended art school in Chicago from 1989 and began playing acoustic guitar there. She played in a band called Anaboy briefly, then played solo locally before forming a new band called Trigger Gospel with Andon Davis (guitar), Mike Kranyiak (double bass) and Paul Bivans (drums). The name "Trigger Gospel" is taken from an old Western paperback. The group opened for Johnny Cash at the House of Blues Chicago in one of their first gigs in 1996. They self-released an EP in 1997. After performing at SXSW in 1998, Lloyd Maines saw them and offered to produce their debut full-length album, Things to Come, which was released in 1999. 2002's Live Music, Vol. One was recorded at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago. Rob Novak later replaced Mike Kranyiak on bass.

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