Today I traveled over the Burlington-Bristol Bridge and out Street Road to the Costco in Warminster,Pa. The reason I traveled all that way today was to see about getting new hearing aids! Why go to Costco? – well their cost for hearing aids is one-half price of their competitors! I will be getting two aids for less than the price I paid for one! Not only do I get a great deal but it’s from a company that pays their employees a decent wage and makes money!! The soundtrack for the trip was the new album from Serbian born Ana Popovic, Can You Stand the Heat Now if you like some great guitar with your blues, who doesn’t then you can’t go wrong with Ana! As I reviewed her biography tonight at her website, I saw some interesting facts!
Ana was invited for the legendary ‘Blues Cruise 2006’ – She’s the first European artist ever called upon to play this prestigious cruise with their original band. In February Ana is nominated as ‘Blues Artist of the Year’ by the readers of ‘BluesWax Magazine’. Other nominees are Tab Beniot and Joe Bonamassa. In July Ana receives a 6-time nomination for the ‘Living blues awards 2006’. She’s selected in categories as; ‘Best blues DVD of 2005’, ‘Best Live Performer’, ‘Best Female Blues Artist’ and ‘Most Outstanding Musician (Guitar)
Together with her band she wins the prestigious jazz award ‘Jazz a Juan-Revelation 2004’ in Juan Le Pins, France. The award shows recognition of Ana’s abilities in the jazz genre – another strong influence on her music
Ana received a nomination at the prestigious WC Handy Awards in Memphis for Best New Artist of 2003 (the only continental European artist ever nominated in this category). Ana also becomes the first European artist to perform at the Show.
In 2012 she was nominates nominated for three Blues Music Awards from the Blues Foundation Contemporary Blues Female Artist Contemporary Blues Album (Unconditional) DVD Of The Year (An Evening at Trasimeno Lake) You can read all kinds of press here! So check out her music! Here’s a performance of the title track from the new album “Can You Stand the Heat”!