By Jimmy Smith
Serbian-born guitarist Ana Popovic graces the cover of Vintage Guitar magazine’s August issue, which includes a lengthy interview about her upbringing, gear and latest album.
When asked about her unique style combining jazz and blues, Popovic related it back to her days as a kid.
“I started listening to blues probably (at a younger age than) a lot of American kids did,” she said. “I remember, clearly, singing along or dancing to old blues records that my dad would play, so I learned a lot about many musical styles.”
As the interview progressed further, Popovic was asked to describe her new album, Can You Stand the Heat.
“It’s real soul, with a real Stax sound,” she answered.
Popovic, who also compared the album to the likes of Isaac Hayes, Albert King, Albert Collins and War, also touched on the gear used for the new album.
“I’ve got my ’64 reissue Strat and a ’57 reissue that’s on the cover of the album,” she said, adding, “I did a couple of tracks with a blackface Super Reverb, and a Deluxe, which is a great amp for when you want a back-in-the-day sound. They’re wonderful amps, and whenever I get a chance in the studio, I use one.”
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