Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (September 28, 2015 — The Ponte Vedra Concert Hall is proud to announce that critically-acclaimed international blues guitarist and singer Ana Popovic will return to the Concert Hall on Thursday, January 28, 2016. Tickets will go on sale to the public this Friday, October 2 10 a.m.
The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger blends smoking electric funk and slide guitar, jazzy instrumentals and a tight blues groove with soulful, feminine vocals. Add to the mix her incredible stage presence, all of which makes her an irresistible force in the world of contemporary blues music.
Ana Popovic was the only female guitar-player added to the 2014 All-Star Experience Hendrix lineup; a nationwide tour that celebrated the music and legacy of Jimi Hendrix with Buddy Guy, Bootsy Collins, Brad Whitford (Aerosmith), Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Zakk Wylde and many more world renown artists. Ana has been nominated for five Blues Music Awards and appeared on the cover of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player. Her albums Can You Stand The Heat and Unconditional where Pick Of The Week by USA Today and featured on NPR Music. Nearly all of Ana's albums made it the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts and are being played regularly on US radio.
Recently, Ana joined Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive at Sea cruise. A journey across the Caribbean starred Bonamassa, John Hiatt, Robben Ford, Robert Randolph and many other great talents. On May 19 Ana released Blue Room, with her dad Milton Popovic. About the record, produced by Jim Gaines (Stevie Ray Vaughn, Santana), Ana says, “This album might be the most personal record I’ve done. I wanted to record the songs we use to play together while I was still living at home in Belgrade, Serbia. As a memory of my youth days but also to give people an idea of how and where things started.”
Ana Popovic was born in Belgrade (formerly Yugoslavia) and grew up in a warm and loving family where music was very important. All 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 four-piece band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals around the world. She is endorsed by Fender, Mesa Boogie, Ovation and DR strings. Ana has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Robert Randolph, Jonny Lang and many others. When not on tour, she resides in Memphis, TN.
Tickets for this seated show go on sale this Friday, October 2 at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available for purchase at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall and St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Offices, ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets and by phone at (800) 745-3000.