Ana Popovic is an award-winning, blues guitarist and singer from Serbia who currently resides in the United States.
Ana has been moving west all her life. She fell in love with American blues as a kid, starting back home in Belgrade, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia), then moved to the Netherlands to study at the conservatory of jazz and world-music. She lived in Amsterdam for over ten years, and then in a single-minded pursuit of her art and career, she relocated to Memphis, TN to record and work with Southern musicians. Finally, she moved her family to Los Angeles, California where she now lives.
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. She and her six-piece band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many others.
Awards and honors
2002 Nominated for Best Singer, Best Guitarist, and Best Album at the French Blues Awards
2003 First European nominated for Best New Artist Debut at the W.C. Handy Awards
2003 Nominated for Best Blues Album at the Jammie Awards
2004 Winner of the Jazz a Juan Revelation award in Juan-les-Pins, France
2011 Winner of Best Blues DVD at the Blues Matters Awards UK
2012 Nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Unconditional), Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist, and Best DVD at the 33rd Blues Music Awards
2014 Nominated for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, Blues Music Awards