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
April 29
May 6 13 20 27

at The Bell House in Gowanus
(annual Kentucky Derby Party) Saturday May 2 4pm

smokey's secret family at Bar Lunaticp

Smokey's Secret Family

at Sunny's in Red Hook

Friday April 24 10 pm

at Bar Lunatico in Bed-Stuy

Saturday April 25 8:30 pm

Thursday April 30th 8:30 pm
(duet with Charlie Burnham)

At Issyra Gallery in Hoboken
(300 Observer Hwy)

Saturday May 2nd 10 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