April 07, 2017
Tampa Bay with Buddy Guy
Thanks to Buddy Guy and his fabulous band for an awesome jam tonight. And thanks to Tampa Bay Blues Fest! We had a blast! (Photo: Rick Lewis)
April 03, 2017
Wild funk blues
Thanks Joe Bonamassa & team for featuring 'She was a Doorman' as Video of the Week on jbonamassa.com! The admiration is mutual to say the least and having Joe play on my latest album TRILOGY was one of the highlights of my recording career.
See you on Joe's Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise '18!
March 31, 2017
Top 50 Sensational Female Guitarists
Check out the new Guitar Player Magazine '50 Sensational Female Guitarists' - so honored to be a part of this. Get your copy today!
February 28, 2017
Get your signed ‘TRILOGY’ (3-CD set) and ‘BLUE ROOM’ for only $40 - That’s $10 per album! Then, to top it all off, we’ll add a set of custom guitar picks! Go to the store and order today.
September 27, 2016
2017 EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR
Super excited to be back at The Guitar Event Of The Year!
2017 EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR - Tickets on sale 9/30/16
For Full Details Visit : http://bit.ly/2cIQs7J
September 05, 2016
'Shredding' my way down the Australian east coast in September!
Sep 17 MITCHELL CREEK ROCK N BLUES FEST KANDANGA, QLD AUSTRALIA
Sep 18 BEACHES HOTEL THIRROUL, NSW AUSTRALIA
Sep 21 THE BASEMENT SYDNEY, NSW AUSTRALIA
Sep 22 BARWON CLUB HOTEL MELBOURNE, VIC AUSTRALIA
Sep 23 CORNER HOTEL MELBOURNE, VIC AUSTRALIA
Check out the radio announcement on Melbourne's Progressive Broadcasting station PBS station 106.7FM
July 08, 2016
Touring the UK
UK festival promoters and venue owners... For '16 / '17 bookings now contact Neil O'Brien Entertainment / firstname.lastname@example.org
June 20, 2016
Trilogy custom guitar pick
Thanks Jim Dunlop Guitar Products for my awesome new Trilogy custom guitar picks! Available in the store.
June 12, 2016
The critics about Trilogy
'Trilogy, an epic new three-album set'
- Guitar World
'The Fearless Blues Burner refuses to play it safe'
- Guitar Player Magazine
'★ ★ ★ ★'
- DownBeat Magazine
'With Trilogy, Popovic has created her masterpiece, one that critics and fans will find powerful, entertaining, and inspiring.'
Get your copy TODAY!
June 01, 2016
Trilogy Top 10 Blues Albums Chart / Billboard
Billboard charts never looked this exciting! 'Trilogy' is among the 'creme de la creme' or the 'heavy weights'! Way to go Ana Popovic Music and artisteXclusive records!
May 18, 2016
liveforlivemusic.com releases 'You Got the Love' musicvideo
When Bruce Springsteen calls you "one helluva guitar player," you must be doing something right. So it goes for Ana Popovic, the fiery female guitarist bringing a potent energy to the blues/funk rock style. Popovic has outdone herself on her newest release Trilogy, packing a punch into each of the twenty-five songs featured on the album.
Due out at the end of this week, Popovic has shared one of her glorious new tracks with us. "Making this video was as fun as making the entire album," she says. "'You Got The Love' is how I feel about Trilogy. I had such a great time making this record and I can't wait to share it with the world!"
Check out the video for "You Got The Love," below, exclusively via Live for Live Music.
March 08, 2016
Check out the TRILOGY cover! Release May 20 2016. Pre-order TODAY!
January 25, 2016
TRILOGY: three albums in one
Belgrade-born, L.A.-based guitarist Ana Popovic is about to WOW her fans with her most ambitious project yet. With ‘TRILOGY’ (out May 2016) Ana releases three albums in one! Twenty-three blues, jazz & funk tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Bernard Purdie (The Purdie Shuffle), Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), rapper Al Capone and many others.
The only female guitarist part of the ‘all-star’ Experience Hendrix ’14 and ’16 line-up about her upcoming record: “In an era where most are skeptic about the current state and future of the music industry, I wanted TRILOGY to tell a different story. The record biz might be broken and Spotify might rip us off, but that can’t keep an artist down. Creativity is very much alive, and music is the celebration of life.’
TRILOGY highlights in musicianship. Ana’s agile shredding and soulful voice, showing you don’t need Southern roots to create fiery blues, jazz or funk.
“Ana Popovic is one helluva a guitar-player.”
- Bruce Springsteen
“Ana rocks the blues in fine, fine fashion.“
- Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
Release: artisteXclusive records / Promotion: Big Hassle Media - Emily Ginsberg email@example.com / Distribution: City Hall Records (US & Canada) in-akustik (Germany), verycords (France).
January 24, 2016
Ana teams up with Big Hassle Media
For Ana's anticipated studio album ’TRILOGY’ (worldwide release May 2016) Ana Popovic Music & ArtisteXclusive Mngnt team up with Big Hassle Media, one of the music industry's leading publicity agencies. For all media inquiries please contact Emily Ginsberg via firstname.lastname@example.org or 319.321.0919
Big Hassle 40 Exchange Pl, Ste. 1900. New York, NY 10005. / 3685 Motor Ave Suite 240. Los Angeles, CA P. 212.619.1360
The APB-team is very much looking forward to this exciting new cooperation!
October 27, 2015
Experience Hendrix tour is back!
Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Keb’Mo, Doyle Bramhall, Chris Layton, Ana Popovic, Mato Nanji, Noah Hunt, Henri Brown and Billy Cox celebrate the music & legacy of Jimi Hendrix!
Look for Ana at:
Mar 08 FOX THEATRE ST. LOUIS, MO
Mar 09 RIVERSIDE THEATER, MILWAUKEE, WI
Mar 10 RIVERSIDE THEATER, MILWAUKEE, WI
Mar 11 FOX THEATER, DETROIT, MI
Mar 12 THE CHICAGO THEATER, CHICAGO, IL
Mar 13 TAFT THEATRE, CINCINNATI, OH
For all tour dates visit http://goo.gl/T4ay38
October 05, 2015
Recording in New Orleans
Working ambitiously on a full length studio album w/ multi platinum Grammy winning producer Warren Riker (Ms. Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana) at the legendary Esplanade Studios in New Orleans! L2R: Ivan Neville (keys), George Porter Jr. (bass), Big D (rhythm guitar), Warren Riker (producer), Ana, Raymond Weber (drums).
September 15, 2015
Ana Popovic and the band got a GREAT new ride!! - But we couldn't have done it without your support; our dear fans and friends around the world!
May 24, 2015
Hanging with the queen
Ana & Bonnie Raitt at the backstage of the Santa Cruz American Music Festival! (May 2015)
May 16, 2015
Signed by father & daughter Popovic
Looking for a father's day gift? BLUE ROOM signed by father & daughter Popovic. Exclusively via anapopovic.com/store
April 21, 2015
ABS releases 'Catfish Blues' off new album Blue Room
Thanks American Blues Scene for the WORLD premiere of 'Catfish Blues', the opening track of BLUE ROOM! Release May 19, 2015 on ArtisteXclusive records!
April 07, 2015
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
Album one sheet
Hi. res press-photo
LABEL : Mark van Meurs / email@example.com
PROMO: Bob Merlis / firstname.lastname@example.org
RADIO (USA): David Avery / email@example.com
ARTIST WEBSITE: www.anapopovic.com
FB: www.facebook.com/AnaPopovicMusic (Ana) www.facebook.com/miltonpopovic (Milton)
BOOKING: (US & Canada) Monterey International /firstname.lastname@example.org
BOOKING: (Europe) ArtisteXclusive bookings
March 12, 2015
New album 'BLUE ROOM' releases May 19, 2015
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
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
09/04 - PARIS (75) Café De La Danse
10/04 - SAINT RAPHAEL (83) Espace Félix Martin [SOLD OUT]
11/04 - MONTPELIER (34) Victoire 2
12/04 - PERPIGNAN (66) El Mediator
14/04 - LYON (67) Le Transbordeur
15/04 - VAUREAL (95) Le Forum
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]
February 20, 2015
Keeping the blues alive at sea
Loved sailing Miami, Key West and Nassau in such fine, FINE company! Thanks Joe Bonamassa, Roy Weisman, Sixthman, all the amazing artists but most of all the Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruisers for making this a great, memorable trip!
November 23, 2014
New shows announced with BUDDY GUY
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 6 x GRAMMY and 28 x Blues Music Awards winning legend Buddy Guy and Ana are teaming up again! For details go to: MICHIGAN THEATER, ANN ARBOR, MI (Mar 18) RIALTO SQUARE THEATRE, JOlIET, IL (Mar 21)
November 07, 2014
Touring Germany, Belgium & Switzerland
Upcoming tour-dates in Germany, Belgium & Switzerland. Get your tickets before it's too late! Line-up: Ana: lead guitar & vocals, Michele Papadia: keys + b-vocals, Carlton Armstrong: bass + b-vocals, Stephane Avellaneda: drums
Nov 21 BM-cultura,Bergheim, DE
Nov 22 Musiktheater Piano, Dortmund, DE
Nov 23 Live Proberaum, Zülpich, DE
Nov 24 Spirit of 66, Verviers, BE
Nov 25 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, DE
Nov 27 Musiktheater REX, Bensheim, DE
Nov 28 Cellarium, Knittlingen, DE
Nov 29 Moods, Zurich, CH
Nov 30 Reithalle, Rastatt, DE
June 17, 2014
EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR HITS THE ROAD AGAIN!
In the wake of a wildly successful twenty-five date national excursion this past March and April, the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to launch another trek across the U.S. in September and October. Ana is honored to be added to the line-up again! Look for Ana Popovic at:
Oct 7 MESA ARTS CENTER - MESA, AZ
Oct 9 HARRAH'S RESORT - VALLEY CENTER, CA
Oct 10 THE GREEK THEATRE - LOS ANGELES, CA
Oct 11 FANTASY SPRINGS RESORTS - INDIO, CA
Oct 12 AVILA BEACH RESORT - AVILA BEACH, CA
Oct 14 CIVIC AUDITORIUM - SANTA CRUZ, CA
Oct 15 WELLS FARGO CENTER - SANTA ROSA, CA
Visit experiencehendrixtour.com for complete tour itinerary and ticket information.
April 28, 2014
Keeping the blues alive at sea
Ana is excited to Keep the Blues Alive at Sea! A journey across the Caribbean with Joe Bonamassa, John Hiatt, Robben Ford, Robert Randolph & The Family Band and Joanne Shaw Taylor. Tickets are on sale NOW! Check out the details via www.bluesaliveatsea.com
April 08, 2014
Ana rocks BRAZIL
Exclusive debut (.....and about time too!) Ana rocks BRAZIL May 9th, 2014, WTC Golden Hall Sao Paulo Best of Blues Festival Phenomenal Line-up includes Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Joss Stone, Jonny Lang & Trombone Shorty. VENHA BRASIL.
March 31, 2014
Experience Hendrix 2014
Thought we'd share some recent notices now that Ana has been part of the Experience Hendrix tour, joining such notables as Buddy Guy, Billy Cox, Dweezil Zappa, Aerosmith's Brad Whitford, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Double Trouble's Chris Layton, Mato Nanji and other top players.
Some press notices that mention Ana in a glowing light and, yes, she does sparkle:
"Popovic, in a sparkly dress and red high, high heels, entered to wolf whistles. Her strong, saucy vocals complimented her mesmering guitar skills."
- Citizens' Voice
"As musicians rotated on and off stage freely and swirling, psychedelic lights and pictures of Hendrix filled the video screen, Popovic, attracting lots of attention in her sparkly dress and high heels, then tore into 'House Burning Down' and 'Can You See Me.'"
- Wilkes Barre Times Leader
"Pure Ana is scary good."
- Cleveland Plain Dealer
But, more importantly, perhaps, are Ana's own thoughts on her getting to be a part of the annual celebration of Jimi Hendrix. We asked her to share her thoughts and she wrote the following:
"Experience Hendrix is more than I ever expected it to be - and I had high expectations. This is, contrary to what people expect, a summit of the kindest, modest, down to earth people, who happen to be killer guitar players, bass players and drummers on stage. There's no such thing as 'head cutting,' as some might assume. No one is trying to outplay the other, we're all in this together. They're all gentleman on and off stage showing their respect to each other and -- what's most important -- showing their 'A' game because of Jimi. It's as if you're on a mission to keep Jimi's spirit alive and, more that anything, to play those songs - those masterpieces - the way they were meant to be played- the very best way you can. Bring out the best in you. Not for the people, not for your self, but for Jimi.
The tour is very well led by a great crew who put it together and who make sure we're all happy, both on and off stage : Janie Hendrix and John McDermott. They make sure we all feel comfortable, at ease, we get enough time to go over the songs. They even know the personalities and have (secretly) divided the busses into the 'wild one' and a 'quiet one'. LOL :-) I'm in the 'quiet one' together with Dweezil, Doyle, Tony, Billy, Stan and Dani. Chris Layton is on the 'wild one' :-))
Back in the bus we watched Jimi's DVD ' Hear My Train A Comin' that almost brought tears to my eyes. With so little time he did so much, leaving behind the ultimate rock history performances of all times. Watching his masterful performance of closing Woodstock at 9AM just leaves you speechless.
I think for all of us it's great to get of our own tour schedule, our own tour busses, our recording studios and our own comfort zones, take time to remember what Jimi did, to play and listen to his songs again and again, night after night, you get into the zone and forget about the rest of the world for a second and relive the energy.
It is truly an honor to be a part of this and, as far as I'm concerned, it's the tour of the year for me."
March 19, 2014
Can you see me
With an exclusive debut today at guitarplayer.com, Ana Popovic serves up a new video of her fiery version of Jimi Hendrix's "Can You See Me." The jumping', slide-guitar driven track also kicks off Popovic's participation in the 2014 Experience Hendrix Tour, in which she shares the stage with Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Zakk Wylde, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Eric Johnson and Dweezil Zappa.
"I've always found it challenging to cover Hendrix tunes," says Popovic of the "Can You See Me" video. "There is really not much you can do. His tunes are already worked out to their max ‹ the arrangements, the guitarlines, the lyrics, his vocals. In this particular tune, what I didn't want to change was the energy Hendrix had going ‹ that frantic energy and excitement ‹ but, for me, it always was leaning towards a slide song. And I saw that as a window to add something that is mine, and make it different, while still paying homage to Jimi.
"'Can You See Me' is a hip song of someone longing for someone's love. Screaming guitars, crying for his ‹ or her ‹ attention. The song is so powerful in its simplicity. It's a stripped-down, straight-to-the-point rock tune. I first fell in love with the song when I was six or seven years old, when it was playing in a music video of California artist Denny Dent making a portrait of Hendrix. True art is how I experience Hendrix. Hendrix was all-in-one: Motion, Sound, Poetry. He is timeless."
Ana Popovic Experience Hendrix Tour Dates
March 24 - F.M. KIRBY CENTER - WILKES BARRE, PA
March 25 - COUNT BASIE THEATRE - RED BANK, NJ
March 27 - HAMPTON BEACH CASINO - HAMPTON, NH
March 28 - PALACE THEATRE - ALBANY, NY
March 29 - PALACE THEATER - WATERBURY, CT
March 30 - LINCOLN THEATER - WASHINGTON, DC
April 1 - CENTER FOR THE ARTS - BUFFALO, NY
April 2 - HARD ROCK LIVE - NORTHFIELD, OH
April 3 - FOX THEATRE - DETROIT, MI
February 24, 2014
Crown Workshop & Festival
Join Ana Popovic at the Crown Workshop & Festival August 24 – 31, 2014 at the beautiful ranch of the Averill family, the Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT. Watch Ana together with Mike Stern, David Leisner, Shelby Lynne, John Oates and Lee Ritenour teach and perform!
REGISTER TODAY. SPACE IS LIMITED
February 04, 2014
Ana Popovic on tour with Robert Randolph
Ana Popovic and Robert Randolph announce three West Coast dates! Feb. 26 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach (CA), Feb. 27 at the Coach House Concert Hall in San Juan Capistrano (CA) and Feb. 28 at the The Canyon Club in Agoura Hills (CA). Come on out!
January 27, 2014
Rocking the Caribbean
Thanks for Rockin' the Caribbean MO' BETTER LOVE band! Ana Popovic: guitar + lead vocals, Tony Coleman: drums + b-vocals, John Williams: bass + b-vocals, Frank Ray Jr: hammond B3 + b-vocals, Joe Restivo: rhythm guitar, Kirk Smothers: saxophone, E.J. Dyce: trumpet, Sharisse and Shontelle Norman: backing vocals / at the Legendary Rhythm & Blues Cruise! (photo: Tenney Mason)
January 16, 2014
Rock 'N' Roll Blues Fantasy Camp
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp is hosting its second annual Blues edition of the popular camp on April 10-13, 2014 in Las Vegas! Join Ana, Grammy Award winner Jonny Lang, John Popper (Blues Traveler), Eric Gales and Walter Trout! Come and spend four days rehearsing, jamming, recording and performing live on the Crossroads Stage at the House of Blues inside the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
January 06, 2014
European summer-tour July '14
The Ana Popovic band announces an extensive European summer-tour in July 2014! For bookings and details contact Mark van Meurs / ArtisteXclusive via info(@)artistexclusive.com or leave us a message on the contactpage.
December 12, 2013
Contemporary Blues Female Artist
Thank you The Blues Foundation for nominating me for 'Contemporary Blues Female Artist' of the year! Other nominees are Beth Hart, Bettye LaVette, Susan Tedeschi and Candye Kane. It's an honor ladies! Congratulations to all the nominees. See you in Memphis on May 8th at The Blues Music Awards & don't forget to VOTE!
November 23, 2013
EXPERIENCE HENDRIX TOUR '14
Ana celebrates the Music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix! From March 23rd till April 3rd, 2014 on-tour with Billy Cox, Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Bootsy Collins, Dweezil Zappa, Eric Johnson, Doyle Bramhall II, Chris Layton, Eric Gales, and Mato Nanji.
visit www.experiencehendrixtour.com for the tour dates and details!
October 31, 2013
Ana on-tour with Buddy Guy
It's truly an honor to share the stage with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 6 x GRAMMY and 28 x Blues Music Awards winning legend Buddy Guy again! Come to Atlanta Symphony Hall on February 13, Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, TX on March 6 or the House of Blues in Houston, TX on March 7. More dates to be announced!
October 14, 2013
Ana performing with Jonny Lang
Just announced: February 14th 2014 JONNY LANG & ANA POPOVIC - Looking for a special Valentine's treat? Here's something that rocks!
October 10, 2013
Thank you Tokyo!
Thank you Tokyo for the six wonderful shows at the COTTON CLUB! Thanks for making us feel so welcome and for supporting our music. SEE YOU AGAIN REAL SOON!! Didn't get a chance to get a record? Go to BSMF RECORDS and get it online!
September 24, 2013
Ana on Monterey International
Very proud & excited to be a new part of the Monterey International family! Monterey is exclusively representing Ana Popovic in North America, Canada, Asia & Australia. It's a great privilege to share the roster with Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Dr. John, Jonny Lang, Keb' Mo', Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Van Morrison and Aaron Neville to name a few…
For North America & Canadian bookings contact Garry Buck (email@example.com) or Alex Buck (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For Asia & Australia contact Paul Goldman (email@example.com).
July 25, 2013
Ana on the cover of the Ultimate Gear Guide '13
Thank you Guitar Player Magazine & Bass Player Magazine for having me on the cover of the 2013 Ultimate Guide to Guitar & Bass Gear! - 'Cover artist Ana Popovic on playing better blues.' YOU BET!
July 11, 2013
Jammin' with Warren Haynes
One of the highlights of the Mo' Better Love Tour. It doesn't get much better than jammin' with Warren, Tony Coleman and Gov't Mule. Thank you guys!
And thanks to the 'Pivo i Cvetje Festival' Laško, Slovenia.
July 05, 2013
Unique 'Heat' Guitar pick
Get your new and unique 'Can you Stand The Heat' Guitar pick TODAY via Ana's online merchandise store!
June 16, 2013
Ana on the cover of Twoj Blues Magazine
Check out the June issue of Twoj Blues Magazine! Cover story by Zosia Matysik.
June 07, 2013
Ana Popovic & Mo’ Better Love hit Europe
Ana Popovic and the nine-piece power blues and funk machine Mo’ Better Love hit Europe! With AP & Mo’ Better Love, Ana fronts a musical collaboration with Tony Coleman (drummer BB King) and John Williams on bass (Al Green). Throw in the mix a rhythm guitar, B-3 Organ, horn section and background singers and you have One Helluva’ All-Star Blues & Funk Orchestra.
Jul 05 GAILDORFER BLUESFEST, GERMANY
Jul 06 OLSZTYN BLUES NIGHTS FEST, POLAND
Jul 07 STROBELS, DORTMUND, GERMANY
Jul 09 SPIRIT OF 66, VERVIERS, BELGIUM
Jul 10 MORACSKE DIVADLO, OLOMOUC, CZECH REP.
Jul 11 BEER & FLOWER FESTIVAL, LASKO, SLOVENIA
Jul 12 EXIT FEST, NOVI SAD SERBIA
Jul 13 BLUES EXPRESS FEST. VILLE DE DIFFERDANGE, LUXEMBOURG
June 05, 2013
Ana on the cover of Vintage Guitar magazine
Check out the August issue of Vintage Guitar Magazine! Cover story by Ward Meeker. Photo by Mark Goodman.
May 18, 2013
Ana on NPR
On National Public Radio Ana discusses her new record and falling in love with American blues as a kid — well before she could understand the words — with NPR's Scott Simon. NPR programming reaches 26 million listeners every week.
May 04, 2013
Ana Popovic & Mo' Better Love rock Jazz Fest '13
Ana Popovic and her 9-piece 'Mo' Better Love' project w/ longtime B.B. King drummer Tony Coleman and bassist John Williams (Al Green) wowed a New Orleans Jazz Fes crowd. New Orleans leading newspaper 'The Times-Picayune' opened: Ana Popovic and Mo' Better Love fires up the Blues Tent
From the article by Laura McKnight, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune:
'Popovic's last song, a cover of Albert King's "Can't You See What You're Doing to Me," bewitched the crowd, an appropriate end to an electrifying set. Almost every person in the tent standing, applause still thundered for minutes after she left the stage.
"It was a must-see show for me," said Fred Mackey of Houston, who has seen Popovic perform twice in Houston. "She was in total control and she just blew it away."
"It's probably the best of 2013 Jazz Fest," Mackey said, then added, "No doubt the best."
May 03, 2013
Ana popovic and Relix Magazine release Object of Obsession music video
Ana and Relix Magazine release Ana's new smokin' music-video 'Object Of Obsession' from the album Can You Stand The Heat. ENJOY!
May 02, 2013
Can You Stand The Heat debuts #7 on The Heatseekers charts
The week's top-selling albums by new -or developing- acts, defined as those who have never appeared on the top 100 of the Billboard 200. If a title reaches any of those levels, it and the act's subsequent albums are then ineligible to appear on Heatseekers Albums. 'Can You Stand the Heat' debuts at #7!
April 30, 2013
Song 'Can't You See…' Pick-Of-The-Week USA TODAY
The song Can't You See What You're Doing To Me from Ana's latest album Can You Stand the Heat is Pick-Of-The-Week at USA TODAY, American's biggest national newspaper! USA Today: "The Serbian-born blues guitarist honors Albert King on this scorcher from the new Can You Stand the Heat and she plays the New Orleans Jazz Fest on Friday."
April 25, 2013
Can You Stand The Heat hits The Billboard charts
'Can You Stand the Heat' makes it's debut at The Billboard Charts at #9, movin' up to #3 in the fifth week! Thanks for your support everyone. It an honor to be in the TOP 5 of today's very best selling blues albums in the US.
April 15, 2013
EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE americansongwriter.com: 'Boys Night Out'
Take a listen to the funky album track 'Boys Night Out.' “It’s a fun tune I wrote while trying to look at a “boy’s night out” from the male perspective,” Popovic tells American Songwriter. “We girls sit at home and nag about it, but sometimes men need a night filled with talk of cars, poker, smoking, drinking. It’s fine to give it to them once in a while. . .”
April 12, 2013
Receive 'The Heat' w/ Blues Revue Magazine!
Receive your copy of 'Can You Stand the Heat' with a subscription of the world's best blues magazine; BLUES REVUE! - Powered by Artist Exclusive Records & MojoWax Media Inc.
April 11, 2013
Ana featured on fender.com
In the male-dominated world of blues, the Serbian born and raised Ana Popovic continues to prove her mettle and might with killer guitar chops and well-crafted songwriting. Co-produced with longtime B.B. King drummer Tony Coleman, her upcoming sixth album Can You Stand the Heat still showcases Popovic’s ardent love for the blues but lends a vibe reminiscent of Albert King and Albert Collins...... Read the full story HERE!
April 08, 2013
Tour poster 'Can You Stand the Heat
Click HERE for the official 'Can You Stand The Heat' tour-poster! And here for another one.
March 28, 2013
Ana at WGN morning news
Watch the Ana Popovic Band perform live at Chicago's most-watched morning show; WGN morning news.
March 19, 2013
Exclusive Premiere GuitarWorld.com: 'Can You Stand The Heat'
GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new song by guitarist Ana Popovic.
The song, "Can You Stand The Heat," is the title track from Popovic's upcoming album, which will be released April 16 via ArtisteXclusive Records.
March 14, 2013
Album one sheet
Click here for the 'CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT' album one sheet. (US & Canada)
March 04, 2013
SERBIAN “SCORCHER” (USA TODAY) ANA POPOVIC CHANNELS HOT MEMPHIS BLUES AND FUNK ON ‘CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT’ OUT 4/16; ANNOUNCES NATIONAL TOUR
“Ana Popovic can play the sh*t out of the blues. Hot. Cool. Killer chops... the total package.” – Guitar World
Watch “Can’t You See What You’re Doing To Me”
Serbian-born Ana Popovic, one of the most lauded blues guitarists on the circuit, moved to Memphis to capture the cities’ greasy Stax sound, record at Ardent Studios, and play with its finest musicians. Her new LP ‘Can You Stand The Heat' is out April 16th. A passionate student of the blues, this album is equally inspired by Albert King and WAR. She belts from the gut and shreds her Strat...in a pair of high heels.
‘Can You Stand The Heat’ is the follow-up to Ana’s 2011 album, ‘Unconditional,’ which was nominated for two Blues Music Awards and landed in the top 15 of Guitar World's top Blues and Roots Rock Albums. ‘Heat’ was co-produced by long-time BB King drummer Tony Coleman, GRAMMY-winner Tommy Sims and Ana.
‘Can You Stand The Heat’ was recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis and features a crack band of some of Memphis' finest players including John Williams on bass (Al Green), Harold Smith on rhythm guitar (BB King All Star Band), The Bo-Keys on horns, and Tony Coleman on drums.
Tracks like the sultry “Boys Night Out” and her take on a deep Rolling Stones cut “Rain Fall Down” crank up the thermostat on old school blues and funk in the vein of Albert King, Albert Collins and WAR. The album also includes a sweltering cover of Albert King’s classic “Can’t You See What You're Doing To Me.”
Watch Ana and her band rip through “Can’t You See What You’re Doing To Me” and “Can You Stand The Heat”
Ana was born in Belgrade and quickly took to the guitar at 15 after uncovering her father’s impressive collection of blues and soul records. She’s turned heads at festivals around the world, shared stages with Buddy Guy, BB King and Taj Mahal, and has been nominated for a total of four Blues Music Awards.
‘Can You Stand The Heat’ Tracklist:
1. Can You Stand The Heat
2. Can’t You See What You're Doing To Me
3. Mo’ Better Love
4. Object Of Obsession
5. Boys' Night Out
6. Hot Southern Night - ft. Lucky Peterson
7. Every Kind Of People
8. Ana’s Shuffle
9. Blues For Mrs. Pauline / Leave My Boy Alone
10. Leave Well Enough Alone aka: High Maintenance You
12. Rain Fall Down
13. Growing Up Too Soon
14. Mo' Better Love - ft. Tommy Sims
The Ana Popovic band will tour the US throughout the summer and fall.
February 15, 2013
Ana reunites with Shore Fire Media
For Ana's new album 'CAN YOU STAND THE HEAT' (worldwide release April 16th, 2013) Ana Popovic Music & ArtisteXclusive mngnt reunite with Shore Fire Media for a nationwide publicity campaign in the United States. The campaign kicks off on February 19th and runs for 4 long months.
January 17, 2013
New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Ana is confirmed to play at the prestigious New Orleans Jazz Festival. One of the biggest festivals worldwide. The 2013 line-up includes Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, BB King, John Mayer, George Bendson, Billy Joel and many, MANY others. See you on May 3rd in the BIG EASY!
December 20, 2012
Can You Stand The Heat
Ana Popovic Music and American Blues Scene give you the world premiere of the brand new video 'Can you stand the heat', one of the songs from Ana's upcoming album! (Release April 2013) Check out a sweet new soul sound with Ana's hot Memphis band.
Check the video out right HERE
October 10, 2012
Ana finishing off album
Ana is back at the Ardent Recording Studios in Memphis, TN finishing her new album, to be released in the Spring of 2013. The ALL STAR line-up from L2R: John Williams (bass), Harold Smith (rhythm guitar), Frank Ray Jr. (hammond B3), ANA POPOVIC (Lead guitar & vocals), Tony Coleman (drums) & Pete Matthews (engineer).
August 01, 2012
Ana relocates to Memphis, TN
Since August 1st Ana can call herself a Tennessee Girl or, more precise, a Memphian! Welcome to the City of Soul, Blues, Gospel and Rock ‘n Roll Ana.
July 15, 2012
Ana on a bottle
Breakwater Vineyards has made an Blueberry wine with Ana on the label! Available at their Winery in Owls Head, Maine. To order online check breakwatervineyards.com
July 02, 2012
26 shows in 30 days
Only one month after the birth of baby-girl Lenna and the APB is already on the move! With shows in California, Colorado, Ontario, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Maine, Road Island, New Jersey, Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts the Ana Popovic band is hittin' it hard! Check out the tour dates and come to see a show!
July 01, 2012
Blues Blast Music Awards '12
Ana is nominated for Best Female Blues Artist at the 2012 Blues Blast Music Award. VOTE Today!
June 01, 2012
Baby-girl LENNA is born!
On June 1st, 2012 Ana gave birth to a beautiful, healthy baby-girl! Her name is LENNA, she weights 4,2KG and is born with lots of dark hair and big blue eyes.
Mother is doing very well. Brother Luuk & daddy are extremely proud with this 4th member of the Ana Popovic b… family!
May 21, 2012
Sail with Ana on the world's only fully chartered blues cruise! LRBC #19 is over 90% sold, but great ocean-view cabins remain. Call 816-753-7979 for info or visit BluesCruise.com
Lineup: Taj Mahal Trio, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Brooks Family Blues Dynasty: Lonnie, Ronnie & Wayne Baker Brooks, Buckwheat Zydeco, Bobby Rush Revue, Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue (Tommy Castro Band, Magic Dick, Ronnie Baker Brooks & Deanna Bogart), North Mississippi All-Stars, Ruthie Foster Band, Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, The Nighthawks, James Harman, Trampled Under Foot, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Shane Dwight, Ironing Board Sam and Many More!
April 02, 2012
RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Ana travels to Memphis, TN to record some tracks for her new album @ the amazing Ardent studios, with Tony Coleman (drummer BB King), John Williams (bass) and Frank Ray Jr. (hammond B3).
March 01, 2012
NEW website and other exciting news
Welcome to my brand new website!
We are very excited about the result. The new site is lighter than the previous one & designed to get you the latest news in the shortest amount of time…. We've added much more music, photos, videos and inside information. ENJOY.
Especially for the occasion we also printed a LIMITED edition signed posters of the 'much-discussed' Unconditional cover. Rare collectors item!! Check them out in the store. Only available via anapopovic.com
This new website isn't the only exciting news. Some of you might already have noticed but my husband and I are expecting a new baby! (Due date May 25th) Luuk is trilled about the coming of his baby SISTER.
The 2012 summer schedule is shaping up nicely. We will be spending most of our time in the US this year but will plan tours in Europe too. Sure hope seeing you on a summer-festival or at your favorite club.
We are ready for a GREAT summer!!
February 14, 2012
Ana ROCKS Mumbai India
At the phenomenal Mahindra Blues Festival in India, Ana jams with Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, Robert Randolph and John Lee Hooker JR.
February 13, 2012
Buddy and Ana Jamming
Buddy Guy & Ana at the afternoon press conference / jam-session of the Mahindra Blues Festival 2012.
January 02, 2012
Line-up change ANA POPOVIC BAND
Ana Popovic and management regret to inform that Ronald Jonker will, as of March 2012, stop working as the bassplayer of the Ana Popovic band. Roni feels like he should be spending more time with his family & his personal projects. Roni was a great addition to the band and we are thankful for the six amazing years we worked together.
The position is currently open. Starting of in June we are seeking a new, preferably US based, bass-player & singer that can add to the modern blues approach of the APB. In 2011 the band played 125 shows all over the world.
If you feel you are that professional addition to the band or you might know the person we are looking for leave us your motivation via info (@) artistexclusive.com
Auditions will be scheduled in April in New Orleans.
We wish Roni nothing but the best.
His last show with the APB will be on March 31st, 2012.
December 25, 2011
Unconditional - Top 10 Amazon's Best Blues Albums of 2011
Click here for a complete overview.
December 24, 2011
Ana 3 times nominated for the American Blues Music Awards 2012
Great news everyone!! I'm 3 time (!) nominated for a 33rd Blues Music Award.
- Contemporary Blues Album (Unconditional)
- Contemporary Blues Female Artist
- Best DVD (An Evening at Trasimeno Lake)
Check out all nominees HERE. To be nominated again is truly an honor. Huge thanks to everyone at the American Blues Foundation and to all of you, my fans for the support.
Please help me win by VOTING. Learn how via www.blues.org
December 15, 2011
Unconditional # 13 at Guitar World's top Blues and Roots Rock Albums of 2011
Ana is in good company sharing the top 15 with the likes of Wynton Marsalis, Eric Clapton, Gregg Allman, Susan Tedeschi, Dereck Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Lucky Peterson.
Thank you Guitar World.
December 01, 2011
Unconditional winner at the Blues Revue 'Sponsor the bands contest'
Unconditional is voted one of the winners at the Blues Revue 'Sponsor the bands contest.'
Many thanks for your support.
November 01, 2011
An Evening at Trasimeno Lake voted BEST BLUES DVD at the Blues Matters Awards (UK)
An Evening at Trasimeno Lake was voted Best Blues DVD of 2011 at the Blues Matters Awards. THANK YOU United Kingdom.
Order your copy right HERE.
September 30, 2011
Ana jamming with Buddy Guy
At the phenomenal Russian River Jazz and Blues Festival Ana is invited on stage by Buddy Guy, to jam on ‘One Room Country Shack’ while the legend, Mr. BB King is sitting backstage watching the show!
September 15, 2011
Unconditional HITS the Billboard chart at #7
Unconditional made it's way to Billboard Blues
Charts. For 9 weeks the album peeks at #7. The CD also made it at #
70 at Amazon's all music bestsellers list and # 1 at Amazon's
contemporary Blues bestsellers list!
September 12, 2011
One Room Country Shack USA Today's' Pick-Of-The-Week'
'One Room Country Shack' recorded at Ana's latest album Unconditional is this weeks's Pick-Of-The-Week at USA Today, American's biggest national newspaper!
August 16, 2011
ANA POPOVIC RELEASES 'UNCONDITIONAL', RECORDED IN NEW ORLEANS
Widely regarded as one of worlds very best female guitar-players - Ana Popovic is set to release her new album, UNCONDITIONAL, August 16 on EclectoGroove Records. Recorded at the famous Piety Street recording studios in New Orleans, it is Ana's sixth studio release.
Unconditional is produced by Ana Popovic and Grammy Award winning John Porter. "I recorded in Eclectic cities like Memphis and Los Angeles but always wanted to go to New Orleans the capture something of their rich musical history" says Popovic, who was born in Belgrade, Serbia . "I loved being in New Orleans for a period of 3 months. I love everything about that city. It's vibe, spirit and optimism and not to forget hospitality and kindness of the people. I think it influenced the album in more ways than just musically. "
Popovic was recently honored to appear as a special guest at BB-King's German shows. Her previous studio release, 'Still Making History' made it's way to no.3 at the US Billboard chart, for a total of 19 weeks. On 2011's Unconditional, Ana truly is a guitargodess illustrating a daring slide on a powerful guitar record that presents a soulful fusion of contemporary and classic blues. The album features New Orleans very best musicians like Sonny Landreth, the amazing Jon Clearyand David Torkanowski on hammond B3 and piano, Calvin Turner on bass andDoug Belote on drums. "I was fortunate to have the fabulous Sonny Landreth - my slide idol since my Belgrade years- to play on the album, a dream come true'' says Popovic. Also incredible harp player Jason Ricci makes a guest appearance.
Of the album's twelve songs, eight are originals by Popovic from which two co-written by writing partner Mark van Meurs. Also on the album, songs from the rich blues history done by some of Ana's favorites, like Koko Taylore, Buddy Guy, Otis Span, Nina Simone and Sugar Pie DeSanto. "The title Unconditional", Ana explains, "describes what I feel on stage. That place is simply unconditional. It is magical. It's just me and my guitar, notes, sounds and drum grooves. I let the band lift me up, and I feed off of their energy. I hate to think when playing. I only feel. Unconditional is how I stand towards my music -it's mine, it's sacred, and it's with no boundaries. Absolute, definite. I tend to put everything I have into it and don't let anything or anyone get in between, except the people that truly inspire me."
Release date: August 16, 2011
More about this CD:
June 01, 2011
ANA TEAMS UP WITH SHORE FIRE MEDIA
For Ana's new album 'UNCONDITIONAL' (worldwide release August 16) Ana Popovic Music & ArtisteXclusive mngnt team up with Shore Fire Media for a nationwide publicity campaign in the United States! The campaign will kick off on June 27 and runs for 4 long months!
June 01, 2011
Ana special guest B.B. King
On July 05, 2011 Ana Popovic and B.B. King will be performing at Tollwood Festival in Munich, Germany! Get your tickets HERE.
Being on stage with B.B. King again is truly an honor.
May 21, 2011
ANA ROCKS DOHENY BLUES FEST
Ana and band where honored to rock the incredible Doheny Blues Festival in California! The festival featured world-class performers like JONNY LANG, ROBERT RANDOLPH, ERIC JOHNSON, TEDESCHI TRUCKS BAND, JOHN FOGERTY, MAVIS STAPLES, WALTER TROUT and many others, drawing 30,000 visitors in 2 days!
February 02, 2011
RECORDING NEW ALBUM
Ana travels to NEW ORLEANS to record her third Eclecto Groove album at the Piety street Recording studio with Grammy Award winning producer John Porter (Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Buddy Guy, Los Lonely Boys).
January 17, 2011
Ana special guest B.B. King
On July 11, 2011 Ana Popovic and B.B. King will be performing at
the Museumsplatz in Bonn, Germany! Get your tickets HERE.
Being on stage with B.B. King again is truly an