Canadian blues greats head to Chemainus

Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite return to Chemainus for some great blues Friday, March 18

Chris Whiteley and Diana Braithwaite return to Chemainus for some great blues Friday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Hall.

Rick Ryce will be backing the duo on bass and Taylor Allum on drums as Whiteley and Braithwaite deliver the kind of soulful melodies that led to them being nominated twice for the Maple Blues Awards this year.

In the past Whiteley and Braithwaite have won eight of the prestigious awards as well as awards from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, Gemini Awards, Cable Ace Awards in Los Angeles, Canada’s National Music Award and the Golden Sheaf Award.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or in advance at the Maple Lane Cafe located at 9828 Croft St. in Chemainus or the Owl’s Nest Bakery and Bistro at 9752 Willow St. in Chemainus. St. Michael’s Hall is located at 2858 Mill St. in Chemainus.