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

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


Upcoming Shows

smokey hormel playing guitar at Sunny's

Smokey's Round-up

Every Wednesday
at Sunny's in Red Hook

March 4 11 18 25

3 sets nightly starting at 10pm



smokey's secret family at MOMA

Smokey's Secret Family

at BarbÈs in Park Slope:

SATUDAY March 21 10pm

at Bar Lunatico in Bed-stuy 486 Halsey:

Saturday March 14 & 28 8pm

smokey's secret family self titled album

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