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 2014 world tour.

Beck Morning Phase album smokey and jmj at the Ryman with Beck
Smokey and Justin Meldal-Johnson onstage with Beck at the Ryman Auditorium
photo by Noah Abrams
Neil Diamond Melody Road album

Smokey is featured on melody Road
the new album by Neil Diamond

Upcoming Shows

smokey hormel playing guitar at Sunny's

Smokey's Round-up

Every Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook

December 17 10pm


smokey's secret family at MOMA

Smokey's Secret Family

at BarbÈs in Park Slope:

December 13 10pm

smokey's secret family self titled album

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