Sat, Mar 7th, 7:30pm (doors 7), Diana Braithwaite & Chris Whiteley – Hot Blues & Cool Jazz
It’s a Gold Cadillac Night! With Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley and band at CHAR’S LANDING in Port Alberni, BC.
“Masters of Old School Blues!” ON TOUR! Blues Revue Magazine. Celebrating their latest blues album release Gold Cadillac with G-Three Records, the duo, accompanied by band including stellar outstanding musicians – Sandy Smith on drums, Dave Webb on piano, will be in Port Alberni, BC for one night! A night of real authentic vintage style blues that's good for the soul! Truly a Gold Cadillac blues party! Veteran performers with numerous awards and international tours to their credit, most recently a 3 week tour of clubs and concert halls in Spain.
Braithwaite was dubbed a "national treasure" by JAZZ FM radio host Danny Marks.
Diana Braithwaite is a descendant of the Wellington County pioneers in Canada. With roots in Florida, Diana’s ancestor’s escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad and lived for four generations in Wellington County, the first African-Canadian pioneer settlement in Ontario. Diana combines elements from Koko Taylor, Esther Phillips, and others to create her own unique authentic blues and jazz style. A forceful presence recognized on the Canadian and American music scene as an artist with a unique sound who is keeping the authentic traditional blues sound alive. In 2018, Diana was awarded the Blues With A Feeling Life time Achievement Award from the Maple Blues Awards & Global Music Billboard Award for Best Jazz vocalist for the hit song – I Was Telling Him About You recorded with G-ThreeJazz Records. A gifted and captivating performer, Diana was chosen by Sarah McLachlan as one of 4 female artists to open Lilith Fair at the Molson Amphitheatre, before 18,000 people, Her talent, and authentic shows have led her into the company of such stalwarts as Mel Brown, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker and Jeff Healey. Appearances at shows in North America, U.K. and Europe led to her reputation as a world-class blues singer.
Advance $20 (Showdate $25 / Kids12- $15) now
charge by phone (778) 421-2427, cash @Rollin Arts & Gayle’s Fashions, online http://bpt.me/4519414, service charges may apply
Char’s Landing 19+ (accompanied kids welcome) 4815 Argyle @5th Port Alberni V9Y 1V9 Tel: 778-421-2427 www.charslanding.com