Ana Popovic

Vanessa Collier

Saturday, April 14 / 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. (Two Shows)
WDIY NPR 88.1 FM presents Blues at the Inn
The Inn at Reading Ballroom / Wyomissing

Tickets: $39 (General Admission)

Serbian-born, L.A- based guitarist and singer Ana Popovic grew up in a family where music was very important. All throughout her youth, her father would invite friends over for nightly jam sessions. In this atmosphere, she quickly learned her father’s impressive blues and soul record collection, grabbed his guitar and started playing at the age 15.

Since then, Popovic has developed into a phenomenal blues guitarist/vocalist with a growing legion of fans throughout the world.She received Blues Music Award nominations for Best New Artist Debut in 2003 and for Contemporary Blues Female Artist (2012, 2014, 2016). Popovic and her powerful band are tirelessly touring, playing major blues, jazz and rock festivals. She has shared headlining stages with B.B. King, Joe Bonamassa, Gary Clark Jr. and many others. Nearly all her albums have made the Top 5 of the Billboard Blues Charts.

Philadelphia-based blues vocalist/saxophonist/songwriter Vanessa Collier’s rise to the top has almost been meteoric. She was nominated for a 2017 Blues Music Award in the category of Best Instrumentalist – Horn.

A graduate of the Berklee College of Music, Collier’s alluring vocals, refreshing stage presence, distinctive vivacious vocal inflections and stinging saxophone elegance saw her light up stages as part of Joe Louis Walker’s band (2012-2013), while her 2014 debut album Heart Soul & Saxophone was declared “magnificent” on Dan Aykroyd’s blues radio show, winning her accolades as a Best of 2014 Blues Breaker. With the success of her debut album, her sophomore album Meeting My Shadow and her charismatic live performances, she has been in demand touring throughout the world.