From January till March Ana moves to New Orleans to record her 6th studio album, and 3th Eclecto Groove release. The back to the roots & blues album ‘UNCONDITIONAL’ is produced by Ana Popovic and Grammy Award winning John Porter. The record features New Orleans very best musicians like Ana’s slide idol Sonny Landreth, Jon Cleary on B3 and piano, Calvin Turner on bass and Doug Belote on drums. Also incredible harp player Jason Ricci makes a guest appearance.
In July Ana is honored to appear as a special guest on all of BB king’s shows in Germany. During the summer The Ana Popovic band is scheduled for an impressive 34 summer festivals all over Europe and the USA.
Ana Popovic – Unconditional
Release: Aug 17th, 2011
Label: EclectoGroove Records
● FEARLESS BLUES (3:16)
● COUNT ME IN (4:54)
● UNCONDITIONAL (3:52)
● RESET REWIND (3:38)
● SLIDESHOW (5:22)
● BUSINESS AS USUAL (3:22)
● YOUR LOVE AIN’T REAL (4:15)
● WORK SONG (4:01)
● SUMMER RAIN (4:36)
● VOODOO WOMAN (4:11)
● ONE ROOM COUNTRY SHACK (6:33)
● SOULFUL DRESS (2:53)
Check out song samples via www.anapopovic.com
GUITARGODESS, SINGER-SONGWRITER ANA POPOVIC TO RELEASE ‘UNCONDITIONAL’, RECORDED IN NEW ORLEANS, ON AUGUST 16, 2011
Widely regarded as one of worlds very best female guitar-players – Ana Popovic is set to release her new album, UNCONDITIONAL, August 16 on EclectoGroove Records. Recorded at the famous Piety Street recording studios in New Orleans, it is Ana’s sixth studio release.
Unconditional is produced by Ana Popovic andGrammy Award winning John Porter. “I recorded in Eclectic cities like Memphis and Los Angeles but always wanted to go to New Orleans the capture something of their rich musical history” says Popovic, who was born in Belgrade, Serbia . “I loved being in New Orleans for a period of 3 months. I love everything about that city. It’s vibe, spirit and optimism and not to forget hospitality and kindness of the people. I think it influenced the album in more ways than just musically. ”
Popovic was recently honored to appear as a special guest at BB-King’s German shows. Her previous studio release, ‘Still Making History’ made it’s way to no.3 at the US Billboard chart, for a total of 19 weeks. On 2011’s Unconditional, Ana truly is a guitargodess illustrating a daring slide on a powerful guitar record that presents a soulful fusion of contemporary and classic blues. The album features New Orleans very best musicians like Sonny Landreth, the amazing Jon Clearyand David Torkanowski on hammond B3 and piano, Calvin Turner on bass andDoug Belote on drums. “I was fortunate to have the fabulous Sonny Landreth – my slide idol since my Belgrade years- to play on the album, a dream come true” says Popovic. Also incredible harp player Jason Ricci makes a guest appearance.
Of the album’s twelve songs, eight are originals by Popovic from which two co-written by writing partner Mark van Meurs. Also on the album, songs from the rich blues history done by some of Ana’s favorites, like Koko Taylore, Buddy Guy, Otis Span, Nina Simone and Sugar Pie DeSanto. “The title Unconditional, Ana explains, “describes what I feel on stage. That place is simply unconditional. It is magical. It’s just me and my guitar, notes, sounds and drum grooves. I let the band lift me up, and I feed off of their energy. I hate to think when playing. I only feel. Unconditional is how I stand towards my music -it’s mine, it’s sacred, and it’s with no boundaries. Absolute, definite. I tend to put everything I have into it and don’t let anything or anyone get in between, except the people that truly inspire me.”
Release date: August 16, 2011