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April 07, 2015

ANA POPOVIC ABOUT BLUE ROOM

ANA POPOVIC ABOUT BLUE ROOM

My dad Milton is the reason I’m into music. It was his impressive blues and soul collection and nightly jam sessions in our modest apartment on the 11th floor in New-Belgrade, Serbia that kept me awake at night and drawn to this great form of American art.

It was on my to-do list for quite some time to record with Milton. I wanted to record the songs we use to play together while I was still living at home. As a memory of my youth days but also to give people, who are into my music, an idea of how and where things started.

I’m a 3rd generation of guitar players. Milton’s father Mika played guitar in the style of Django Reinhardt. He would often take Milton to the fairgrounds to hear the gypsies play. Milton got into blues in the late 60’s and was so inspired by the American music. He learned English from records and music magazines. He never had a single English lesson.

Listening to my dad, his smooth voice and slow-hand guitar playing was an every-day thing. As a kid I didn’t think much of it and didn’t compare him to any artists either - simply because he’s ‘just’ my dad. Him being modest about it didn’t help either. He would say - «Ooh, this is just a hobby» and «I’m not good at it». But, by the time I moved around the world - over Amsterdam and New Orleans to Memphis TN - I’ve listened to many different artists, but I still couldn’t really find anyone sounding quite like Milton… The coolest versions of Jimmy Reed, Sonny Terry & Brownie, Mc Gee or Albert King to me were still the versions I’ve long ago heard at home - in Serbia.

It took ten years to convince him to record an album together. At last I got him to the studio with an argument he could not reject: ‘Just do it for your grandchildren.’ He did. With producer Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana) Dave Smith (bass) and Steve Potts (Drums - Gregg Allman band). We started recording songs we really love. Roots blues and great songwriters.

This album might be the most personal record I’ve done. It gives the audience a peek into my living room. The little secluded part of the apartment, stacked with amps, guitars and music magazines we used to call: ‘Blue Room’. We invite the listeners to our Blue Room for a private father - daughter jam session!

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BLUE ROOM - Ana & Milton Popovic
Release: 5/19/15 - artisteXclusive records
anapopovic.com/blueroom

Album one-sheet: media/20847/blueroom_onesheet.pdf
Press photo (hi.res.): anapopovic.com/media/20789/blueroom.psd
Album cover (hi.res.): media/20939/ap_cd-cover-ok.jpg

LABEL: Mark van Meurs - info@artistexclusive.com
PUBLICITY (USA): Bob Merlis - bobmerlis@bobmerlis.com
RADIO (USA): David Avery - david@powderfingerpromo.com
BOOKING: (US & Canada) Monterey International /alex@montereyinternational.net
BOOKING: (Europe) ArtisteXclusive bookings

March 12, 2015

New album 'BLUE ROOM' releases May 19, 2015

New album

It took ten years for Ana Popovic to convince her father Milton to record an album together. At last she got him to the studio with an argument he could not reject: ‘Just do it for your grandchildren.’ He did. The result is a new and impressive CD from daughter and dad Popovic, called BLUE ROOM.

Back to the so-called 'blue room' of Ana’s childhood - a small secluded part stacked with amps and guitars in a modest apartment on the eleventh floor in New Belgrade (Serbia). Back to the place where Milton introduced his impressive blues and soul collection to his daughter. Back to the evenings with friends when father used to take his guitar to play songs at house parties and jam sessions which filled the apartment with his smooth voice and enchanting sound. Back to the time when Ana learned about the secrets of blues, soul and rock. And so, overwhelmed by the beauty of the sound, decided for a musicians life.

Now, together united on a surprising CD produced by Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana) Ana and Milton play and sing songs they used to play in the days before. 

"By the time I moved around the world, over Amsterdam and New Orleans to Memphis, I’ve listened to a lot of different artists all over and couldn’t really find anyone sounding quite like Milton."
- Ana Popovic

February 23, 2015

Le Tour de France

Le Tour de France

Une héroïne du blues moderne. Plusieurs fois nommée et récompensée en tant que meilleure artiste Blues Contemporaine, Ana Popovic est en tournée mondiale et passe par la France. Prochaines dates françaises:

08/04 - NILVANGE (57) Le Geulard Plus [ Réservez ]
09/04 - PARIS (75) Café De La Danse [ Réservez ]
10/04 - SAINT RAPHAEL (83) Espace Félix Martin [SOLD OUT]
11/04 - MONTPELIER (34) Victoire 2 [ Réservez ]
12/04 - PERPIGNAN (66) El Mediator [ Réservez ]
14/04 - LYON (67) Le Transbordeur [ Réservez ]
15/04 - VAUREAL (95) Le Forum [ Réservez ]
16/04 - LOMME (59) Jazz en Nord [SOLD OUT]
17/04 - LOMME (59) Jazz en Nord [SOLD OUT]
18/04 - BELFORT (90) Le Granit [SOLD OUT]

Upcoming shows

Date / Location
May 02 BEALE STREET MUSIC FEST. MEMPHIS, TN, USA
May 07 CURACAO INT. BLUESEAS FEST WILLEMSTAD, CURACAO
May 14 TUPELO MUSIC HALL LONDONDERRY, NH, USA
May 15 FREIGHT HOUSE WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT, USA
May 16 STAGE ONE FAIRFIELD, CT, USA
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