Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley have recorded 8 previous albums together and have toured all over
North America, UK and Europe winning numerous awards for their songwriting and albums together.
Diana Braithwaite is a multiple award winning vocalist who has made blues her passion. As one of the very
few Black blues artists performing the music in Canada, she makes a point of reaching out to share the
history and beauty of the music along with her partner nine-time Maple Blues Award winner Chris Whiteley.
Kansas born multi-instrumentalist Chris Whiteley, (guitar, harmonica, trumpet, steel guitar), has had an
illustrious music career spanning some 50 years since his early beginnings with the renowned Sloth Band.
A legend on the Canadian music scene, Whiteley’s extensive touring career includes working with many
renowned jazz and blues legends such as Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson and countless appearances on television
and radio including a special guest appearance on Saturday Night Live with the international recording artist
A multiple award-winning international touring performer, Chris Whiteley has appeared on over 250
recordings. In January 2020 Chris Whiteley won the Maple Blues Award for the top blues horn player in
Canada – for the 9th time.
Their latest release "GOLD CADILLAC" features an exciting blend of Electric Blues classics and original songs.
Getting ready for the party, being at the party and then after the show.
From loud and humorous to touching and intimate it is always 100% blues and jazz!
"Gold Cadillac finds the twosome authentically taking on many blues styles. Multi-instrumentalist Whiteley masters every lick on the guitar, harmonica and trumpet, while Braithwaite brings thoughtful wisdom to every lyric. When the two sing together, the blend is indicative of the abiding love they share and the example they set of harmony in more than just music. Gold Cadillac takes the pair a little further down the road they travel together just as it takes the listener to a place where blues meets a whole lot more."
- Danny Marks JAZZ.FM91.1
I Was Telling Him About You
"The way that Braithwaite captures the essence of these ballads is enchanting, and the way Whitely’s horn extends her lines is breathtaking"
- Wholenote Magazine
Diana Braithwaite received a bronze medal for "Best Female Jazz Vocalist" from the Global Music Awards for her performances on "I Was Telling Him About You"
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