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Maple Blues AwardsThe prestigious national Maple Blues Awards in Canada have been announced and Diana & Chris have received 3 nominations!! BEST FEMALE BLUES VOCALIST, LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE BLUES, BEST HORN PLAYER Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley are proud to be keeping the blues alive! Voting closes Dec. 5th 2014. PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES TODAY!
Thank you for your support. VOTE HERE

Original Blues!
Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley
Awards
2012 Recipient of Toronto Blues Society and the Canada Council's Commissioning Award
First Recipient to create commissioned songs in Blues category
2010 Winner of Canada's SOCAN Best Songwriters Award
2010 Winner of The Blues With a Feeling Award
Maple Blues Awards - Canada
2009 Nominated for Best Acoustic Act Of The Year
Maple Blues Awards - Canada
2007 Nominated for Best Album of the Year
Maple Blues Awards - Canada
2000 Nominated Best Blues Album Of The Year
Canada's National Music Award
5 Time Best Horn Player of the Year Winner
Maple Blues Awards - Canada
Winner of The African -American Women in The Arts Award
Chicago, Illinois USA
Winner of The Golden Sheaf Award
Best Original Songs- Canada
Winner of The Cable Ace Award
Los Angeles USA
Gemini Award Winner
Canada
Winner of The African -American Women in The Arts Award
Chicago, Illinois USA

New CD Release!!

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley

New Release!!
Big City Blues Records Releases Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley's latest CD - Blues Stories

Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley's latest CD - Blues Stories

Diana Braithwaite: Blues Stories



That’s Alright - Diana and Chris take a break from the blues on Sunday morning
to host the Gospel Breakfast at the 2014 Kitchener Blues festival for the 3000 in attendance.




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Diana & Chris play Blues on The Rideau
Diana & Chris play Blues on The Rideau with Gary Kendall, Dan Whiteley and Mike FitzPatrick
Get Behind the scenes & Inside the Blues with Diana & Chris! Check out DAWG FM's casual and intimate Radio interview with Inside The Blues Host - James Doran.
Click here to hear the May 26th, 2013 interview


Feature Article: Finding beauty in Scraps
Talented couple highlight the Toronto Jazz Festival 2013
Read up on the feature article that appeared in The Toronto Sun.


Braithwaite & Whiteley
Braithwaite and Whiteley concert featured on CBC Radio Canada Live 2013!



Massey Hall presents Braithwaite and Whiteley at the Glenn Gould Theatre 2012


Chris Whiteley



Keeping the Blues Alive!

Braithwaite & Whiteley @ The Glenn Gould Theatre
Diana Braithwaite





Braithwaite & Whiteley
Rockin' & Rollin with the Blues!
Watch out for Braithwaite & Whiteley on new television series hosted by Danny Mark's
- Cities in Blue -

airing Spring 2013


Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley - Beaches Jazz Festival
photo credit: Kimberley Mallet
Beaches Jazz Festival a hot event!

Diana and Chris rocked the crowd with their hot summer blues concert at the Beaches Jazz Festival in Toronto last week. Backing up the duo was John Sheard on piano, Neil Brathwaite on sax, Downchild's Gary Kendall on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick on drums.



Hudson River Blues Festival
Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley - Hudson River Blues Festival


Diana and Chris on CBC Radio One
On Sunday morning , June 27th , Diana and Chris were featured on the final hour of CBC's, The Sunday Edition, with host Michael Enright.

They  performed  6 acoustic songs live in the studio, as well as speaking with renowned interviewer Michael Enright. The show aired on CBC Radio 1, 99.1 FM.
Click here for the interview and songs




North to Canada Concert
North to Canada Concert was a big hit in Harrison Hot Springs, BC

Photo:  Leon Bibb, Kenny Blues Boss Wayne, Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley and Russell Jackson.


Braithwaite & Whiteley's Big Blues Revue at Hugh's Room - June 9, 2010
CD Release Party


School Shows – The story of the Underground Railroad in Canada.
Harriet TubmanDiana Braithwaite's personal history and connection to the Underground Railroad lead to the creation of a multimedia musical history workshop that Braithwaite and Whiteley have taken to primary and middle schools across North America. This Underground Railroad workshop has been performed over 8 years to more than 80,000 students and community groups across the country.

Click HERE for more information.


Recording at BBC
Recording at BBC. Braithwaite and Whiteley record live at BBC radio in London, England with Boogie Woogie King Bob Hall founding member of Savoy Brown.

Diana presents live on CBC radio - a series on Black History.

From Russia with Love!
Diana and Chris on tour in Moscow. Photo taken in Red Square.
russia
Diana & Chris tour the UK with Britain's Boogie Woogie Master - Bob Hall with Bob Hall


In Quebec
with The renowned Eddy Shaw & The Wolf Gang! with Eddy Shaw & The Wolf Gang







Taking a break on the west coast with blues greats Donald Ray Johnson & Kenny Blues Boss Wayne Taking a break on the west coast


At the Great Britain Blues Festival! with Mud Morganfield

At the Great Britain Blues Festival! with Mud Morganfield
Hangin' at the Greenwood Blues Cruise, South Carolina
with Robert NighthawkHangin' at the Greenwood Blues Cruise, South Carolina


On break in Greer, South Carolina
with the Max Hightower Blues Band at Rhythm & Brewswith the Max Hightower Blues Band at Rhythm & Brews
In Toronto with Zakiya Hooker
at the Underground Railroad Music FestivalIn Toronto with Zakiya Hooker