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

smokey and beck 2014
photo by Gretchen Robinette

Smokey is featured on
Beck's Morning Phase album
and current world tour.

Beck Morning Phase album

upcoming Beck shows:

  • 09/19 The Masonic San Francisco, CA
  • 09/20 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
  • 09/21 Orpheum Theatre Los Angeles, CA
  • 10/02 Stubb's Austin, TX
  • 10/03 ACL Music Festival Austin, TX
  • 10/05 House of Blues New Orleans, LA
  • 10/07 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
  • 10/09 Bayou Music Center Houston, TX
  • 10/10 ACL Music Festival Austin, TX
  • 10/11 Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
smokey and jmj at the Ryman with Beck
Smokey and Justin Meldal-Johnson onstage with Beck at the Ryman Auditorium
photo by Noah Abrams

Smokey Hormel The Pickup radio show

Smokey is one of five
"unsung" guitar heroes profiled on
episode #44 of The Pickup radio show


Erasmo Carlso Gigante Gentil album

Smokey is featured on Gigante Gentil
the new album by Brazilan rock legend Erasmo Carlos

Upcoming Shows

smokey hormel playing guitar at Sunny's

Smokey's Round-up

Every Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook

September 17 10pm


smokey's secret family at MOMA

Smokey's Secret Family

at BarbÈs in Park Slope:

October 24 10pm

smokey's secret family self titled album

Play music: Louise Marie Wa Motema
from Smokey's Secret Family
nine song album