Alfie Smith

“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 including 7 string slide guitar, banjo, guitar, 12 sting and lap steel. Alfie’s musicianship has earned him endorsements with Godin Guitar, Composite Acoustics, Eastwood and Stonebridge.

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Alfie is a deep, passionate, brooding baritone in the vocal tradition of the old Blues shouters. Brass & Steel is Alfie’s 5th CD, released in October 2008. It has 21 tracks and features Alfie and his band, The Hard Cases, on six of the songs. The Hard Cases are: Bob Doidge on Trumpet & Bass and James Richards on Drums. Brass and Steel was Alfie’s 1st release with Busted Flat Records.

Alfie has been a featured performer at 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 2005/2010 Blues Summit.

He was nominated for Best Blues Album at the 2006 & 2007 Hamilton Music Awards and also nominated for Best Guitarist in 2007. In 2010 he was selected to represent the Toronto Blues Society at the Blues International Challenge in Memphis.

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