Fernandito Ferrer

Performed in Sofar NYC

Born on july 27th 1978, Fernando Antonio Ferrer Cruz has been a young pioneer among the new breed of singer-songwriters in Puerto Rico. He first appeared on stage in Lares ’97 and from then on has gotten himself known all around the Island and abroad. Originally from San German, Ferrer draws from the Nueva Trova giants of the ‘70s but has also developed his own language within his work. His percussive guitar technique and impressive vocal abilities together with the good use of subtle yet powerful melody and poetic imagery puts this small-towner’s music in a much wider context. His style is best compared to the works of Tracy Chapman, Annie D’Franco, Antonio Caban Vale, Silvio Rodriguez and Nick Drake. In January ’02 he published his self-produced dedut album “Después de Tanto Tiempo” recorded in Santo Domingo. In it he merged his prior influences as a drummer, his love for jazz and his passion for folk music from around the globe. The end result is a soothing sound that although undeniably latin overcomes all territorial boundaries. Since then he has appeared in several festivals and recordings in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Honduras, the United States, Mexico and Venezuela.

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