Smokey Hormel Interview – Beck, The Blasters, Johnny Cash, Tom Waits – Everyone Loves Guitar #284

Smokey’s recording and touring career includes work with Johnny Cash, Adele, Beck, Tom Waits, Neil Diamond, Norah Jones, Joe Strummer, The Blasters, Steve Earle, Maryann Faithful, Justin Timberlake, Mick Jagger, Sean Lennon, Rick Rubin, and many others

Smokey’s adventures in life have been plentiful, including learning the blues from Peter Fonda, and vacationing with Larry Hagman… calling up Barney Kessel to ask him for guitar lessons, at age 12… playing 70,000 seat auditoriums with Beck… playing lead guitar with The Blasters… calling Little Richard (and Richard pranking Smokey on the phone)… working with Johnny Cash… connecting with two magic mentors who changed his musical life… getting hammered while making a major MTV video, and much much more. TONS of amazing stories and life lessons in this amazing interview with a tremendous player. If you listen to nothing else, make SURE you listen to this interview:

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