SongVault Artist Profile
Contemporary Blues / Electric Blues
ANA POPOVIC BIOGRAPHY
May 13th 1976, Ana Popovic was born in the war torn town of Belgrade, formerly Yugoslavia, the first daughter of Milutin and Vesna Popovic. Ana grew up in a warm and loving family where music was very important. Her father Milutin is a highly recognized guitar / bass player, who throughout her youth, always invited friends over for nightly jam sessions where Ana listened and analyzed the deep artistic roots of her music. In this atmosphere, she quickly picked up her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and went to work at a young age of 15. Since then, Ana Popovic has developed into an incredible guitarist/vocalist who now currently resides in The Netherlands. The most impressive aspect of Ana's music is her diversity of techniques and styles. Her blend of smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals, tight blues groove, soulful feminine vocals and Ana’s incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world.
Her meteoric career shows no signs of slowing down. Ana will continue to march forward and carry on the tradition of her father, her roots, and her true love of the music she was destined to play. Ana’s latest CD, “Blind For Love,” will be released July 21, 2009 on Eclecto Groove Records.
“Popovic is much more than a pretty face with a guitar. She fuses healthy does of rock, jazz, soul, and other styles into her own brand of American roots music; well – let’s just say that the camera really likes her, too.” – Guitar One Magazine
“Popovic gives the audience some searing blues guitar, smooth jazzy licks, and a proof that the incarnation of Jimi Hendrix is a woman.” – Jazz News
“Besides her extraordinary talent both as a singer/songwriter and lead guitarist, she is also young, beautiful, energetic, and charismatic.” – Sound Waves Magazine
“Ever since the loss of Stevie Ray Vaughun, in 1990, the blues world has been looking for a new savior. Ana Popoivc, a blues, blues-rock, and jazz guitarist who can burn your ears with her aggressive chops – and your eyes with her sexy looks --- may just be it.”
– David Rubin (writer/producer)