Ana Popovic

Talia Keys
Thursday, March 19, 2020
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The award-winning, hard-touring, guitar slinger and singer Ana Popovic is back on the road promoting her new album ‘Like It On Top’, that focuses on empowered, successful, inspiring female role models.

Like It On Top opened #2 at the iTunes most downloaded US blues albums. The album peaked at #2 of the Billboard Top Selling blues albums chart.
Recorded in Nashville, TN and produced by four-time Grammy winner Keb’ Mo’, the blues influenced album features guest appearances from Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robben Ford and Keb’ Mo’.

A trending theme in today’s world is women overcoming obstacles and breaking through the glass ceilings to reach the top. Like It On Top celebrates those that take initiative, develop, inspire and motivate. But it also credits the men who are motivated and enlightened enough to support women in their quest to be their best versions of themselves.

“I hope that my music inspires others to motivate ladies all over the world to be successful, energetic, empowered women on a mission, and to motivate men to give them that chance,” Popovic says. “The majority of women need to work harder than men to prove themselves or need to cope with a feeling of constant pressure to never make a mistake and be perfect. I believe that women no longer only have the right to earn a living and to take care of themselves and their families. The time has come to step it up. Becoming the outstanding leaders of tomorrow. Corner-office ladies in business, politics, and the electric guitar!”

Moving west
Ana has been moving west all her life. She fell in love with American blues as a kid, starting back home in Belgrade, Serbia (ex-Yugoslavia), then moved to the Netherlands to study at the conservatory of jazz and world-music. She lived in Amsterdam for over ten years, and then in a single-minded pursuit of her art and career, she relocated to Memphis, TN to record and work with Southern musicians. Finally, two years ago, she moved her family to Los Angeles, California where she now lives.

Called “one helluva a guitar-player” by Bruce Springsteen and nominated for six Blues Music Awards, Ana has appeared on the covers of Vintage Guitar and Guitar Player magazine. Her albums ‘Can You Stand The Heat’ and ‘Unconditional’ were USA Today Picks-Of-The-Week and featured on NPR Weekend Edition, who praised her “Fiery technique on the Stratocaster”. Nearly all of Ana’s albums reached the top of the Billboard Blues Charts. She and her six-piece band have toured tirelessly, sharing stages with B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Joe Bonamassa and many others.

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a genre crossing multi-instrumental musical force of performing art, bringing you her brand of Soul-Funk-Rock n' Roll.

This Salt Lake City "musical powerhouse" is known for sourcing energies reminiscent to the bluesy rawness of Janis Joplin and the fire of Jimi Hendrix. Synergizing that old soul vibe with new school sounds, best described by Katie Bain as "blistering." Having been "struck by her talent, stage presence and refreshing candor." - Insomniac: 2014 Best of Electric Forest

Talia is currently focused on two main projects, Talia Keys & The Love, a heavy hitting five member band and Gemini Mind, a full electric solo live looping show with a big sound. In addition to performing, she writes, produces and records original material, releasing four albums so far and is working on the fifth.

Talia Keys & The Love are very pleased to announce their first album, We're Here - released April 20, 2018! It's full of soul, energy, stories and sing-alongs, crafting songs that are engaging and unique with music you can dance to and feel.

TK & The Love was organically created with the release of TK's first full length solo album, Fool's Gold (July 2015). Tracking a majority of it herself, Talia invited some of Salt Lake area's finest to recreate it live. Including Dave Brogan (ALO) on drums and Ryan Conger (Joe McQueen Quartet) on keys, shortly after adding Josh Olsen on bass and Lisa Giacoletto on backing vocals. They play festivals and venues, with music ranging from all original sets to full blown tribute shows!

As an active member in her community Talia and has graciously accepted the roll of Music Director for the non-profit organization Rock Camp SLC, an empowerment camp for Girls, Transgender and Gender Expansive youth. She is very excited for the fifth season, having grown from the first year with 40 campers to now 120 + new rock n' rollers each summer! 2020 will also mark Salt Lake's third annual adult rock camp Slay Lake City. Rock Camp welcomes volunteers and support crew of all genders.

Women Who Rock is a new music series Talia is curating with local radio station KRCL 90.9fm presenting the showcase. This series spotlights women in music by promoting and featuring female fronted bands releasing original music. This series has been promoted at The State Room, The Depot and all programing Friday at the 2019 Utah Arts Festival. Stay tuned for a big announcement for 2020 Women Who Rock.

Native to SLC, TK is proud to be featured as "a new face" for their re-branding campaign, SKI CITY. Licensing her original song "Me", introducing the campaign as well as singing, playing guitars and drums through out the commercial. You may have seen it previewing for Warren Miller's 2016 - Here, There and Every Where, on-line winter sporting events and select cable networks to name a few. Skiing from the age of six and playing music from the age of nine, it felt like a good fit.

Advocating for human rights Talia uses her music to convey a message of growth, awareness and love. Promoting compassion and respect for our Earth and one another. "Music is very healing. If I can inspire just one person a show, I feel I am doing something right!" - Talia