Ana Popovic Band (Sawtelle Room)
Two weeks after this show, Ana & band will be playing at the New Orleans Jazz Fest, one of the biggest festivals worldwide. So if you missed her here last summer, this could be your last chance to catch her, up close and personal, before she blows the roof off on her way to world-wide fame. If you did see her here last July, then you already know why you need to come back.
Yugoslavian-born blues rocker Ana Popovic, drawing from her impressive proficiency in a diversity of techniques and styles, has won fans the world over. Her blend of smoking electric funk slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals, tight blues groove, soulful feminine vocals and incredible stage presence makes her an irresistible force in the music world. Her career has been meteoric, and shows no signs of slowing down.
She was the first European ever nominated for ‘Best New Blues Artist’ at the W.C. Handy Award Show in Memphis, Tennessee (2003). She was also nominated for 'Best Blues Album' at the Jammie Awards in New York City, a three way nominee for 'Best Vocalist', 'Best Guitarist' and 'Best Album' at the French Blues Awards (2002) and she won the prestigious jazz award 'Jazz A Juan revelation In Juan Le Pins' (France 2004). Ana is a 4-time Music Blues Award nominee: - Best New Blues Artist (2003) - DVD Of The Year (2010 - An Evening at Trasimeno Lake) - Contemporary Blues Album (2011 - Unconditional) - Contemporary Blues Female Artist (2012).
See Ana on the cover of BluesBlast Magazine HERE
Watch and listen HERE