Blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic is one fierce woman on the Fender guitar and vocals. Tonight at the Loft at City Winery, her show was nothing short of terrific.
Her bio on her website says it better than I could, and I love that this woman is strong, independent, and so talented. Make a point to go see her.
Ana Popovic Likes It On Top
New Album Focuses on Empowered, Successful, Inspiring Female Role Models
Guitarist, singer Ana Popovic’s ninth studio album, ‘Like It On Top‘, in which she explores various aspects of women’s empowerment, releases Sept. 14.
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 Fordand Keb’ Mo’.
A trending theme in today’s world is women overcoming obstacles and breaking through the glass ceilings to reach the top. ‘Like It On Top’ celebrates those that take initiative, develop, inspire and motivate. But it also credits the men who are motivated and enlightened enough to support women in their quest to be their best versions of themselves.
“I hope that my music inspires others to motivate ladies all over the world to be successful, energetic, empowered women on a mission, and to motivate men to give them that chance,” Popovic says. “The majority of women need to work harder than men to prove themselves or need to cope with a feeling of constant pressure to never make a mistake and be perfect. I believe that women no longer only have the right to earn a living and to take care of themselves and their families.”
The record offers ten tracks on ten subjects, including breaking new ground, feeling good in her skin, taking charge, making choices, having the courage to escape an abusive relationship and getting her life back on track.
“The time has come to step it up,” Popovic says. “Becoming the outstanding leaders of tomorrow. Corner-office ladies in business, politics, and the electric guitar!”
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, two years ago, she moved her family to Los Angeles, California where she now lives.
Called “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteenand nominated for six Blues Music Awards, Ana has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitarand Guitar Playermagazine. 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 Bonamassaand many others.
Photos by Debra L. Rothenberg
Bio from http://anapopovic.com/bio