Upcoming Shows:



Smokey's Round‑up

Every Wednesday at Sunny's in Red Hook

March 22 29
April 5 12 19 26

3 sets starting at 10pm


News and Other Info:



new Smokey interview on NPR

Read the accompanying article here

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.

Buy Music:


  • Smokey's
    Secret Family

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  • buy from AMAZON
  • 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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  • buy from AMAZON
  • 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.