Raucous Western Swing with virtuoso guitar, Smokey’s Round-Up is a late-night dance party happening every Wednesday night at Red Hook’s beloved Sunny’s Bar.
3 sets starting at 10pm
Smokey Hormel’s surf guitar is featured on a collection of songs from the dance halls of Africa, Brazil and the Caribbean of the 50s and 60s. The band includes David Hofstra on bass (and tuba), Davi Viera, Tony Mola and Meia Noite on percussion, Doug Weiselman on clarinet (and baritone-sax), and Clark Gayton on trombone.
9 - 11:30 pm
10pm - 12
10pm - 1
Smokey talks about his work on Johnny Cash's cover of Nine Inch Nails' Hurt in Ron Padgett's brand new book Cover Me: The Stories Behind the Greatest Cover Songs of All Time.
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
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.
the 2016 film by Kelly Reichardt
Livingston by Smokey Hormel
In–depth interview with Smokey in his own episode of the Liner Note Legends online 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.