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Blistering Blues Guitar
- Friday, Aug 15, 2014
BOX OFFICE 612-332-5299
– Ana Popovic: lead guitar & vocals
– Carlton Leake: keys + backing vocals
– Barry Campbell: bass + backing voca ls
– Stephane Avellaneda: drums
OPENING: Paul Metsa and Willie Walker
About Ana Popovic
Los Angeles based guitar player and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new triple album Trilogy – her most ambitious project yet.
With 2016’s Trilogy, Ana releases three albums in one! Twenty-three funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes produced by Grammy Award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), Grammy Award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in jazz today. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and many others.
Ana was born in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) and grew up in a family where music was very important. All throughout her youth, her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly learned her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and started playing at the age of fifteen. Since then, Ana has developed into a phenomenal guitarist/vocalist with a growing legion of fans throughout the world.
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. Ana has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr. and many others. She’s been nominated for five Blues Music Awards, and has appeared on the cover of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums Can You Stand The Heat (2013) and Unconditional (2011) were Pick-Of-The-Week by USA Today and featured on NPR Music. Nearly all of Ana’s albums have made it the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts and are being played regularly on US radio.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Ana Popovic is one helluva a guitar player.” – Bruce Springsteen
“Ana rocks the blues in fine, fine fashion.” – Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
“Ana Popovic can play the sh*t out of the blues. Hot. Cool. Killer chops… the total package.” – Guitar World