"Alfie Smith and Nicole Christian are old-style slide guitarists, multi-instrumentalists and a blues duo not to be missed. Featuring Alfie's belting baritone vocals mixed with Nicole's sass and jazz flute, they bring you blues, roots and originals in a way you have never seen before. Come on into their kitchen, and you won't be disappointed."
Alfie Smith is a prolific songwriter who has recorded 6 albums over his 20 year career. Known
best for his resophonic guitars, brazen slide licks and uncompromising vocals, Alfie is
endorsed by several luthiers including Goodman Guitars (who have recently named a guitar
model after him) and Goldtone Banjos. He has been nominated for a dozen Hamilton music awards including Best including Male Vocalist and Best Guitarist, and has represented Toronto in the Memphis
International Blues Challenge. He performs constantly, and has been a featured performer
at Mariposa, Festival of Friends, Home County, Eaglewood, Mill Race, Red Rock, Orangeville
Blues & Jazz festival, to name a few.
Nicole Christian is a little roots, a little country and a whole lot bottle-neck blues.
A multi-instrumentalist who specializes in flute, piano and resophonic guitar, Nicole
released two solo albums before heading to the studio to record her most recent,
Run Rabbit Run, which was voted The Best Debut Roots and Blues Album of 2010.
In 2011 Nicole was selected as a finalist for the Toronto Blues Society's Talent Search
and was nominated for two Hamilton Music Awards, Best Female Vocalist and Best
Blues Album. She appeared on an episode of Toronto Talent and won a Hamilton
Arts Award for Performance in 2012. Nicole performs regularly throughout Southern
Ontario, and whether solo or as a duo with Alfie Smith she's sure to get your feet tapping.