8-23-2020 - Rescheduled from 5-24-2020
This year sees award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic back on the road celebrating 20 years as a touring musician, hitting cities all across the US and Europe. “It’s really hard to believe that twenty years ago, I gave up a career in graphic design, formed the Ana Popovic Band, and decided to be a full-time musician. Soon after, I traveled to Memphis to record "HUSH!," my first solo release,” says Ana from her home in Los Angeles. “I had big dreams back then and I still dream big today.”
Today, 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 hone her craft. That dedication has resulted in 12 albums, two DVDs, six nationwide Experience Hendrix tours, six Blues Music Awards nominations and sharing the stage with legends B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark, Joe Bonamassa and many others.
The 20th Anniversary tour kick-offs on February 19 in Atlanta, GA. During the trek, Ana and her band make stops in and around cities including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Salt Lake, Portland and, of course, Shirley, MA. In Europe Ana will perform in Paris, Barcelona, Milan, Amsterdam, Munich and Cologne.
Ana's last album, "Like it on Top," opened at #2 on the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart. Recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by four-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, the blues influenced album features guest appearances from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robben Ford and Keb’ Mo’.
Called “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, Ana has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums 'Can You Stand The Heat' and 'Unconditional' were USA Today Picks-Of-The-Week and featured on NPR Weekend Edition, who praised her "Fiery technique on the Stratocaster". Nearly all of Ana's albums reached the top of the Billboard Blues Charts.
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