Los Angeles-based guitar player and singer Ana Popovic is coming back to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on April 5, 2017 to promote her new triple album Trilogy - her most ambitious project yet.
With Trilogy, Ana releases three albums in one! 23 funk, rock/blues and jazz tunes produced by GRAMMY-award winner Warren Riker (Lauryn Hill, Carlos Santana), GRAMMY-award winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi) and Delfeayo Marsalis, one of the top trombonists, composers and producers in modern jazz. Guest appearances include Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph and many others.
Popovic, the only female guitarist to be part of the all-star Experience Hendrix 2014 - 2017 line-up, said this about the release, “In an era where most are skeptic about the current state and future of the music industry, I wanted Trilogy to tell a different story. The record biz might be broken and Spotify might rip us off, but that can’t keep an artist down. Creativity is very much alive, and music is the celebration of life.”
Ana Popovic was born in Belgrade, Serbia (formerly Yugoslavia) and grew up in a family where music was very important. 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 and Unconditional were Pick-Of-The-Week by USA Today and featured on NPR Music. Nearly all of Ana's albums have made it to the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts and are played regularly on U.S. radio.
“Ana Popovic is one helluva a guitar player.” - Bruce Springsteen
“Ana rocks the blues in fine, fine fashion. “- Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top)
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