|17 July 2009
Popovic Goes Blind for Love
Recognized as one of Europe’s hottest
guitarists, Serbian born Ana Popovic is not only
making history, but well on the road to
Hailing from the war-torn town of Belgrade in the
former Yugoslavia, Ana found her calling at an
early age when she became enchanted by the
sounds of American blues and soul music through
her father’s record collection. Years later she
relocated to the Netherlands to study music at
the Utrecht Academy and soon began building
her solid reputation as a dynamic performer with
steady touring throughout Europe and by
releasing several critically acclaimed CD’s.
|In 2003, Ana was the first continental European artist recognized by The Blues
Foundation in the U.S., honoring her with a Blues Music Award nomination for
Best New Artist Debut.
In 2007, Ana Popovic set her sights on the U.S. and signed her first American
record deal with the Los Angeles based Delta Groove Music. The subsidiary label
Eclecto Groove Records was then formed and created to support Ana’s diverse
and eclectic approach to music.
Produced by Grammy Award winning producer John Porter and David Z, “Still
Making History" signified Ana’s first official entry into the U.S. market and it was a
smashing success. The album spent a total of 19 weeks on the Billboard blues
chart and hit its peak position at #3!
After tirelessly touring the U.S. and Europe for the past two years Ana now
returns with her follow up effort "Blind For Love," produced by Mark Dearnley
(AC/DC, Tom Petty, Paul McCartney) and Ana Popovic. Here Ana offers up a little
something for everyone including blues, rock, jazz, funk and gospel, and is joined
by members of her regular touring band - Ronald Jonker (bass) and Andrew
"Blaze" Thomas (drums), plus special guests Tony Braunagel (drums) and Mike
Finnigan (Hammond B-3) from the Phantom Blues Band.
On “Blind For Love” Ana demonstrates once again that she possesses the vision
to forge ahead with her own uniquely distinctive style and continues to evolve as
a deeply personal and gifted songwriter.
Links: Ana Popovic, Delta Groove / Eclecto Groove
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