Last updated 3/2/2021 at 12:33am
In 1976 Ana Popovic was born to Blues Man Milton Popovic in Belgrade, Serbia. Milton gave Ana the gift of blues music starting at 15 years of age. Ana Popovic's first band was in the year 1995 called "Hush", combined with Blues, Funk and Soul, Ana lead the band until she started her solo career in 1999. In 1998 Hush performed in over 100 performances in blues clubs and blues festivals releasing their debut album "Hometown" PGP-RTS Label.
In 1999, Popović formed the Ana Popović Band in the Netherlands. In 2000, she appeared, alongside Eric Burdon, Taj Mahal, Buddy Miles, Double Trouble, Eric Gales and others keeping her fusion of funk and soul.
Recoded in Memphis TN, "Hush", her first solo album was 2001 released on the Ruf Records label followed by "comfort of the soul" 2003 produced by Gains.
All following albums are:
• Still Making History (2007)
• Blind for Love (2009)
• Unconditional (2011)
• Can You Stand the Heat (2013)
• Blue Room (2015) with Milton Popović
• Trilogy (2016)
• Like It on Top (2018)
• 2002 Nominated for Best Singer, Best Guitarist, and Best Album at the French Blues Awards
• 2003 First European nominated for Best New Artist Debut at the W.C. Handy Awards
• 2003 Nominated for Best Blues Album at the Jammie Awards
• 2004 Winner of the Jazz a Juan Revelation award in Juan-les-Pins, France.
• 2006 Nominated for Best Blues DVD (2005), Best Live Performer, Best Female Blues Artist, and Most Outstanding Musician (guitar) at the Living Blues Awards
• 2007 Nominated for Blues Artist of the Year, BluesWax 2007, U.S.
• 2010 Nominated for Best Overseas Artist at the British Blues Awards
• 2011 Winner of Best Blues DVD at the Blues Matters Awards, UK
• 2012 Nominated for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Unconditional), Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist, and Best DVD at the 33rd Blues Music Awards
• 2014 Nominated for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year, Blues Music Awards
25 years and still going strong with no end in sight, Ana Popovic will continue to "Storm" the music industry with the Blues in her own way.
Next Week, let's look at "The Rolling Stones", yes, the Greatest Rock and Roll band, plays the Blues, always has, always will.
Michael "The Rolling Stone" Wynde