Upcoming Shows

Smokey's Round‑up

Every Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook

October 19 26

3 sets starting at 10pm

Smokey's Secret Family

At Barbès in Park Slope

Saturday October 22

10 pm

At Bar Lunatico in Bed-Stuy

Saturday October 29


Smokey playing at
Issyra Gallery

in Hoboken NJ

Friday October 28

part of the African Fusion show
with musicians from Senegal and Mali

9 pm

african fusion artwork

Smokey's music
featured on the score of
Certain Women

a new film by Kelly Reichardt

certain women film poster

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.