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Dubbed as “Canada’s National Treasure” by Blues FM 91.1Radio Show Host Danny Marks, Diana Braithwaite is a dynamic blues singer who in 1999 was chosen by Sarah Mclachlan as one from 400 singer/songwriters to open Lilith Fair at the Molson Amphitheatre where she kicked off the show with a powerful opening concert for the 18,000 in attendance. Diana’s career as a solo singer-songwriter emerged as a teenager, but it was her opening show for John Lee Hooker at the Brunswick House in Toronto, that acclaimed her talent as a blues singer. Later on that same year, Albert Collins invited Braithwaite on the road to open the show for his band. Braithwaite’s shows have led her into the company of some of the finest electric and acoustic blues guitarists including Mel Brown, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker, Model T Ford and Jeff Healey. Braithwaite has recently released a CD single in the United Kingdom and Europe. Rollin and Tumblin features Chaka Khan’s former bass player Roger Inniss on bass. Braithwaite and Whitley have often worked together over the years, and in 2006 they recorded the album "Morning Sun", a collection of original songs written in the classic 30’s and 40’s style, for Electro-Fi Records.