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:

  • 08/14 Salt Lake City Pioneer Park
  • 08/15 Denver Red Rocks
  • 08/19 Vancouver, Canada Deer Lake Park
  • 08/20 Seattle Marymoor Park
  • 08/21 Portland, OR McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater
  • 08/23 Monterey, CA First City Festival
  • 08/29 Dublin Ireland Electric Picnic
  • 09/04 Isle Of Wight,UK Bestival
  • 09/08 Amsterdam Heneiken Music Hall
  • 09/10 Brussels Forest National
  • 09/11 Paris Zenith
  • 09/13 Madrid dcode Festival
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

August 6 10pm
august 27 10pm


smokey's secret family at MOMA

Smokey's Secret Family

at Sunny's in Red Hook:

Friday August 1 10pm

smokey's secret family self titled album

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