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“Alfie Smith is one Bad Mother @%*er” Mel Brown. Alfie Smith is a true modern day Blues Man, Blending hard edged Rock and Roll, Gospel, Folk and Jazz with Pure Primal Blues to create his own unique sound. He is adept at many instruments such as 7 string slide guitar, banjo, guitar, 12 sting and lap steel. Alfie’s musicianship has earned him endorsements with Beneteau Guitars Godin Guitar, Composite Acoustics, Eastwood and Stonebridge. First and foremost Alfie is a singer with a deep passionate brooding baritone vocal style in the tradition of the old Blues shouters. Alfie has been a featured performer at Summerfolk Mariposa, Festival of Friends, Home County, Eaglewood, Mill Race, Red Rock, Brampton, Niagara Blues Festival, Harbourfront Blues Festival, Octoberfolk, Orillia Spring Blues, Barriefolk and Orangeville Blues & Jazz festival. Alfie was selected for official showcases at the O.C.F.F. and the 2005 Blues Summit II. He was nominated for Best Blues Album at the 2006 & 2007 Hamilton Music Awards and also nominated for Guitarist of 2007. In 2010 he was selected to represent the Toronto Blues Society at the Blues International Challenge in Memphis. "Hamilton is blessed with a wealth of great blues guitarists. None is better than Alfie Smith when it comes to the acoustic slide and he's got a voice to match."- Graham Rockingham The Spec "He purrs like a kitten slumbering in a blanket or roars like a lion defending a carcass." - ROBERT REID The Record