​Ana Popovic

The Lyric’s favorite Serbian blues guitarist, Ana Popovic, is back with a bang. Recently nominated for her 5th Blues Music Award, Popovic has dominated the American Blues scene since she arrived with her innate musical talent and passionate vocals. With the release of her latest album Blues Room, the Memphis-based musician’s rise to fame shows no sign of slowing. A world-class performer, Popovic has performed hundreds of sold-out shows across the world from Canada to Japan, captivating audiences with her combination of technical skill and fiery passion.

Raised in Belgrade, Ana Popovic was born into a musical family. Popovic started playing the guitar at the age of 15, encouraged by her father to embrace the blues genre. The young prodigy immediately made an impression on local music teachers and artists and, in 1995, Ana formed the group Hush, which enjoyed success across Yugoslavia, making regular appearances on state television shows. The group broke up in 1998 when Ana entered the conservatory in Utrecht to study jazz guitar. Shortly after, in 1999, Ana formed the self-titled Ana Popovic Band and began making a name for herself on the international music scene. Nearly seventeen years later, Ana Popovic has released five best-selling blues albums in the United States and has been featured on the cover of a number of notable magazines, including Vintage Guitar, American Blues Scene, and Blues Matters.

Ana Popovic’s latest album, Blues Room, is an especially personal release for the guitarist. Recorded with her father Milton Popovic, the album is named after the room in which Ana’s father first inspired her to pick up the guitar. After 10 years of attempting to convince her father to record an album with her, Popovic finally succeeded, creating a work that is both technically impressive and highly emotional. The prolific Ana Popovic is already recording a new full-length studio album with the Grammy-winning producer Warren Riker at the legendary Esplanade Studios in New Orleans. Don’t miss the incredible Ana Popovic this year at The Lyric Theatre this January.