Upcoming Shows

Smokey's Round‑up

Every Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook

3 sets starting at 10pm

August 26

September 2

Smokey's Secret Family

Sunny's in Red Hook

Friday September 4 10pm

Secret Family Quartet

Bar Lunatico in Bed‑Stuy

August 29

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.

watch video of Smokey with Watkins Family Hour and Al Kooper

at Lincoln Center August 2015

Highway 61 Revisited tribute concert

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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

  • smokey and miho cover
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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.