Upcoming Shows:



Smokey's Round‑up

Every Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook

July 19 26
August 2 9 16 23
no show last week of August

3 sets starting at 10pm



Smokey's Secret Family

At Sunny's in Red Hook

Friday August 4

10 pm

At Barbès in Park Slope

Friday August 18

10 pm

News and Other Info:


Bedouine album cover

Smokey plays on the new Bedouine album

Los Angeles singer-songwriter Azniv Korkejian's self-titled debut album of wistful, delicate folk features Smokey on guitar. Produced by Gus Seyfert and released by Spacebomb records

smokey and miho two eps

Smokey and Miho
vinyl reissue

Originally released on CD in 2003, The Two Eps features vocals by Miho Hatori of Cibo Matto, with bossa nova guitar by Smokey. First time vinyl release issued by Vareses Serabend, includes the rare track Nana previously only available on the original Japanese release.

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certain women film poster

Smokey's Livingston
featured on the score of
Certain Women

the 2016 film by Kelly Reichardt

Livingston by Smokey Hormel

Liner Note Legends interview

In–depth interview with Smokey in his own episode of the video series profiling veteran session musicians. 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.

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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

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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.