Ana Popovic – License To Steal (Blues) HD
Arturo Abascal Published on Nov 13, 2012
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Not all good guitarists are men, and the best proof is Ana Popovic (Ана Поповић). Born in Belgrade (Serbia) in 1976, blues guitarist and singer.
His father was a renowned guitarist and bassist, introduced her to the blues through his extensive record collection and jam sessions that were held in casa.A 15 years, Ana took his guitar and started practicing with the instrument.
At the same time it was also a good student, so she was admitted to one of the best schools in Belgrade for the pre university studies, we are in the difficult years when Milosevic regime ruled the former Yugoslavia.
In 1994 once their school days in high school, decided to study graphic design at the University of Belgrade, he continued his guitar studies deciding to form his first band with his friend and guitar player Rade Popovic, the group called Hush. They began their career rehearsing in garages and playing in clubs in Belgrade performing over a hundred performances a year and appearing regularly on television in his country.
With his band he made his first recording entitled “Hometown” in 1998. With the end of the communist regime obtained’s permission to go to festivals act Greece and Hungary.
The following year he moved to the Netherlands where he studied at the conservatory the subject of jazz applied to the guitar. Soon he was part of the network of clubs that played blues in Germany, was the year 1999.Firmó a contract with record label Ruf Records, and in October 2008 moved to Memphis to record her album entitled “Hush” produced by Jim Gaynes.
In his American journey, Ana began playing with musicians like Bernard Allison, Eric Burdon, Popa Chubby, Taj Mahal, etc, in 2002 he was part of the European tour tribute to Jimi Hendrix with Walter Trout being nominated in various categories of the French Blues Awards.
In 2003 returns to Memphis to record their second album, “Comfort to the Soul”, a mix of blues, rock, soul and jazz being nominated for W.C. Handy Awards. As the first European blues musician nominated for the category of artist revelación.Durante a concert of Salomon Burke in Bélegica, this invites you to go on stage, from then accompanied him throughout the tour.
In 2005 he recorded his third album, “Ana, Live in Amsterdam”, as the name suggests a direct, awards and accolades keep coming to him, until in 2009 the very same B.B. King invited her to go on stage at one of his performances.
Another new artist for me!
Embarrassed to say that, actually, but my condition is persistent and means I just don’t get out much and am usually lost in my floating bubble. Even when online. Not so good. But as always I am working on it!
Those are my own personal Blues. Some of them.
So now that things are getting better maybe that sitch will lessen.
In the meantime, this young woman seems to be pretty dang awesome.
So … leave us listen to her mastery.