Chris Whiteley

Gospel duo returns to local stage

Diana Braithwaite, Chris Whiteley to perform Friday at Nanoose Evangelical Free Church

Nanoose Evangelical Free Church invites the public to an evening of gospel music

March 11, when the award-winning duo of Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley perform a CD release party for their latest recording, Blues Stories, beginning at 7 p.m.

Braithwaite, a blues and gospel singer, and Whiteley, a blues guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, will be joined by bassist Ryk Ryce and drummer Taylor Allum for the evening of gospel standards and originals.

Collectively, Braithwaite and Whiteley have won nine Maple Blues Awards and earned six Juno nominations. After winning the 2010 Songwriter of the Year Award from the Maple Blues Awards, they were commissioned by the Toronto Blues Society to create the Blues Suite project, which was performed at CBC’s Glenn Gould Studio in 2012.

Braithwaite and Whiteley have recorded five albums together and are in-demand performers at festivals and concert halls internationally.

Tickets are $10 per person and are available in advance at Cranky Dog Music in Parksville, 250-954-3465.

Remaining tickets will be available at the door. Nanoose Evangelical Free Church is located at 2462 Nanoose Road in Nanoose Bay.

— NEWS Staff and Nanoose Evangelical release

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