Upcoming Shows

Smokey's Round‑up


Every Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook

November 30
December 7 14 21 28

3 sets starting at 10pm


Smokey's Secret Family


At Barbès in Park Slope

Friday December 16

10 pm

certain women film poster

Smokey's music
featured on the score of
Certain Women

a film by Kelly Reichardt


Livingston by Smokey Hormel

Liner Note Legends
video interview

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.
From the Liner Notes Legends interview series profiling veteran session musicians.

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  • 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.