Biography

ANA POPOVIC

The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals. Add to the mix her incredible stage presence, all of which makes her an irresistible force in the world of contemporary blues music.

Called 'one helluva a guitar-player' by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for seven Blues Music Awards, Ana was added as the only female guitar-player to the 2014 -'18 all star Experience Hendrix lineup; a nationwide tour celebrating the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix with Buddy Guy, Eric Johnson, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and many more world renown artists.

She appeared on the cover of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums 'Can You Stand The Heat' (2013) and ‘Unconditional' (2011) where Pick-Of-The-Week by USA Today and featured on NPR Music. Her album POWER (2023) made it to #1 on the Billboards Blues Charts - THE list of best selling albums nationwide.

You’ll find Popovic in a select group of excellent modern blues guitar players. One reason could be the fact that she’s always willing to work a little harder and travel a little further to master her craft. Ana and her powerful band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals. She is endorsed by Fender, D'Angelico, Jim Dunlop and DR strings. She has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr. and many others. When not on tour, she resides in Los Angeles, CA.

Upcoming shows

Date / Location
Jul 13 SUWALKI BLUES FEST SUWALKI, POLAND
Jul 18 PORI JAZZ FEST - ANA ft. FANTASTAFUNK PORI, FINLAND
Jul 19 FESTIVAL LES ALPAGAS BLUES SAVERNE, FRANCE
Jul 20 JAZZ DES CINQ CONTINENTS CORNILLON-CONFOUX, FRANCE
Jul 25 CANARIAS JAZZ Y MÁS PUERTO DE LA CRUZ (TENERIFE), SPAIN
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Highlights

  • 20_thumb

    2020 marks Ana's 20th Anniversary as a touring musician.

  • vintage

    Ana on the cover! Vintage Guitar (US), GuitarPlayer's Gear Guide (US), Blues Music Magazine, (US) Blues Magazine (FR), American Blues Scene (US), Guitar Coach (US), Twoj Blues (Poland), Blues Blast (US) and many more...

  • experiencehendrix

    Part of the 'all-star' Experience Hendrix '14 - '19 lineup; a nationwide tour celebrating the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix. w/ Buddy Guy, Zakk Wylde, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Eric Johnson.

  • grammy.com Music-video ‘Lasting Kind Of Love ft. Keb’Mo’ exclusive premiere via GRAMMY.com

  • UsaToday

    Can You Stand the Heat as well as Unconditional 'Pick of the week' by USA today

  • npr

    Featured artist on NPR Music - NPR programming reaches 26 million listeners every week

  • Blues

    10 x Blues Music Award nominee.
    - Best New Artist Debut ('03)
    - Contemporary Blues Female Artist ('12 '14 '16)
    - Contemporary Blues Album ('12)
    - DVD Of The Year ('12)
    - Blues Rock Artist ('21 '22 '24)
    - Blues Rock album of the year ('24)

  • billboard

    'POWER', 'Like It On Top', 'Trilogy', 'Can You Stand the Heat' as well as 'Unconditional' in the top best selling albums nationwide, The Billboard chart

  • Amazon

    'Like It On Top' opens at #2 Amazon's top selling Blues Albums

  • guitarworld

    Top 15 Guitar World's top Blues and Roots Rock Albums.

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