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 episode of Liner Note Legends
the documentary web series profiling veteran session musicians


smokey and beck 2014
photo by Gretchen Robinette

Smokey was featured on
Beck's Morning Phase album
and 2014 world tour.
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:

Friday February 27 10pm

smokey's secret family self titled album

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