Hamilton blues musicians Alfie Smith and Nicole Christian have just announced the release of their first duo album, “Come On In My Kitchen”.
“Come On In My Kitchen” was recorded at Grant Avenue Studio with Amy King and is being released through Busted Flat Records. The album is an eclectic combination of both Alfie and Nicole’s originals, old-style delta blues (‘Hound Dog”) and traditionals (“You Are My Sunshine”). It was recorded live-off-the-floor in two days and features the multi-instrumental talents of Alfie on resophonic/acoustic/electric guitar, banjo and bass and Nicole on resophonic/acoustic guitar, flute, piano, glockenspiel and bass.
Alfie Smith, a lifelong Hamilton resident, has previously released 6 albums and has been nominated for numerous Hamilton Music Awards, including Male Vocalist and Guitar Player, over his twenty year career. Nicole Christian has released 3 previous albums, was nominated for three Hamilton Music Awards for her most recent album and was the recipient of a 2013 Hamilton Arts Award for Performance. Both songwriters perform regularly, both solo and as a duo, throughout Southern Ontario.