Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
June 16, 2012
Awarded three Maple Blues Awards in 2010, including Songwriters Of The Year, the duo of Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley are keeping the tradition of vintage blues alive through their concerts of fine original and classic blues songs. A world-class blues singer, Diana Braithwaite has gained an international reputation and has dubbed “Canada’s National treasure”.
Kansas-born Chris Whiteley has played the blues for 30 years in the company of such great artists as Blind John Davis, Leon Redbone and Sunnyland Slim. He has received many awards and accolades, including Jazz Report Blues Album of the Year, six Juno award nominations and eight Maple Blues Awards.
Their latest Electro-Fi album Deltaphonic reached #1 on BB King’s BluesVille Show on XM Satellite Radio.
“Charismatic, gifted and charming performers who play authentic blues – played a brilliant set at our Festival and completely captivated our audience”. Alison Goode – Artistic Director, Great British R&B Festival 2011.