Ana Popovic
Santa Cruz American Music Fetival
Aptos Village Park
Aptos, Ca
May 24,2015

Recorded by Daspyknows

Recorded dead center 12th row circle of gold seats

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Master 2015.19

01. Instrumental
02. Can You Stand The Heat
03. When The Time Is Right
04. Rain Fall Down
05. How'd You Learn To Shake It Like That?
06. Can You See Me
07. Cross Town Traffic
08. Instrumental
09. Hold On

After attending the Santa Cruz Blues Festival last year I wondered why I had not
attended the festival before. This year it was presented by a new group and billed
as the Santa Cruz American Music Festival. Given Steel Pulse was playing at the
Catalyst I had a doubleheader on my mind. I reserved a room on Airbnb close to the
Catalyst and had a plan in place. I arrived Fri night around 7 exhausted and fighting
a nasty cold. I was asleep by 8:30 and up at 7. I arrived at the festival around
8:15 and found neighborhood parking 1/2 mile away and walked downhill to the venue.
The line was 1/4 mile long but most people had GA tickets. At 9:30 I was leaving a
ticket at will call as the doors opened. This was a no food venue so search looked
tighter than usual.As I got close I noticed two guys who were not searching as close
as others and knew that was where I was heading. The person directing people to the
searchers was no match for me. All I lost was an empty coffee cup and a few rotten
berries. Although they sold lots of good food here there would be no time between
sets to wait on line. I got in and found seats dead center in the 12th row.

The weather alternated between sunny and overcast with a slight breeze. The first band
was Big Sam's Funky Nation out of New Orleans. They were a lot of fun and opened the
show the right way. The sound was good and they got the crowd up and moving. Next up
Ana Popovic who played last year. I was looking forward to her set. What is there not
to like? A woman who can play the blues as well as the men. She is also a tall blond
Serbian woman with legs that go on forever in a short red dress and heels. Besides the
visuals her set was on fire. Next up was Coco Montoya. I had never seen him before and
really enjoyed his set. As with many of the other artists, there was a tribute to BB
King who was an influence on the blues in a way that can't be overstated. Fourth on the
bill was JJ Gray and Mofro. I was totally unfaviliar with their music but was told they
were very good by a guy sitting behind me. I enjoyed their set but if I had to rank
them I would have put them fourth. That is just my opinion but not meant as a knock.
All the artists were great. Finally the last act was Bonnie Raitt. She is always a
favorite and put on a different set than usual. Some new stuff and other songs I don't
recall seeing. Again, homage played to BB King.

I got out of the show as fast as I could and had the walk up hill to my car. Not as
easy as the morning. I got back to the place I was staying, changed clothes, batteries
and took off the the Catalyst figuring a 9PM opening act.

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