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.

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Watch Smokey's interview on Liner Note Legends
In his own episode of the documentary web series profiling veteran session musicians Smokey talks about his love of Brazilian music, his early days in Los Angeles, and his work with the Blasters, Lee Allen, Beck, Rick Rubin and Johnny Cash.

smokey and beck 2014
photo by Gretchen Robinette

Smokey is featured on
Beck's Grammy winning 2014 album
Morning Phase
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

April 1 8 15 22 29

3 sets nightly starting at 10pm

smokey's secret family at Bar Lunaticp

Smokey's Secret Family

at Bar Lunatico in Bed-stuy 486 Halsey:

Saturday March 28 8pm

at Guitar Bar Jr in Hoboken 203 11th St.

Saturday April 11 8:30pm

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

smokey's secret family self titled album