Guitarist Smokey Hormel can be heard on albums by Johnny Cash, Adele, Beck, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Norah Jones, John Doe, Joe Strummer, Justin Timberlake, and more.

His African‑guitar group Smokey's Secret Family and his Western Swing band Smokey's Round‑Up play New York shows regularly.

adele 21 featuring smokey

Upcoming Shows

smokey hormel playing guitar at Sunny's

Smokey's Round-up

Every Wednesday
at Sunny's in Red Hook
3 sets nightly starting at 10pm
July 8 15 22 29

smokey's secret family at Bar Lunaticp

Smokey's Secret Family

At Red Hook Walks street fair
Van Brunt street

Saturday July 18th 6:45 pm

Watch Smokey's interview on Liner Note Legends
In his own episode of the documentary web series profiling veteran session musicians Smokey talks about his love of Brazilian music, his early days in Los Angeles, and his work with the Blasters, Lee Allen, Beck, Rick Rubin and Johnny Cash.

smokey and beck 2014
photo by Gretchen Robinette

Smokey is featured on
Beck's Grammy winning 2014 album
Morning Phase
Beck Morning Phase album