Upcoming Shows:



Smokey's Round‑up

Every Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook

taking a break for January and February

March 1 8 15 22 29

3 sets starting at 10pm



Smokey's Secret Family

At Sunny's in Red Hook

Friday February 24

10 pm

At Barbès in Park Slope

Saturday February 18

10 pm

At Bar Lunatico in Bed-Stuy

Saturday February 11
Saturday February 25
Saturday March 11

9 pm

News and Other Info:



new Smokey interview on NPR

Read the accompanying article here

certain women film poster

Smokey's Livingston
featured on the score of
Certain Women

the 2016 film by Kelly Reichardt

Livingston by Smokey Hormel

Liner Note Legends interview

In–depth interview with Smokey in his own episode of the video series profiling veteran session musicians. Smokey talks about his work with the Blasters, Lee Allen, Beck, Rick Rubin and Johnny Cash, his love of Brazilian music, and his early days in Los Angeles.

Buy Music:


  • Smokey's
    Secret Family

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  • Smokey Hormel and his stellar New York band ressurect classic '50s African dance music with electric guitar, tuba, trombone, clarinet, percussion and more. Nine songs released in 2009.

  • Smokey
    & Miho

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  • Smokey Hormel and Cibo Matto singer Miho Hatori celebrate '60s Bossa Nova king Baden Powell with a full perscussion ensemble. Ten songs, released in 2003, compiles two earlier out of print EPs.