Blues, Roots, Singer/Songwriter
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, primarily as a duo with Alfie Smith. They released thier first duo album, Come on In My Kitchen, in 2014. Highlights from previous years appearances include Festival of Friends, Mariposa, the Northern Lights Festival, Kitchener Blues Festival and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis where Nicole and Alfie competed on behalf of Western NY.