The Holy Smokes Blog

Holy Smokes is a band with a rotating cast of players. The group meets every Monday in Long Beach, CA. It’s all about harnessing the healing energy of music through composing, playing as a band, recording and experiencing the natural high only music can produce. At each meeting an original song is written and recorded in about 90 minutes. The weekly sessions – presented by HomeFront Rising and Rock to Recovery, and hosted by Century Villages at Cabrillo – are free to attend for anyone who wants to participate. No experience is necessary. This blog documents our works in progress.

October 22, 2018

Show and Tell

October 8, 2018


October 1, 2018

Let Somebody Know

September 24, 2018

Don't You Know?

September 17, 2018

Question and Answer

“It takes one person to forgive, it takes two people to be reunited.”Louis B. Smedes

“Let’s start over, let’s try it again. I hate to lose my lover, I hate to lose my friend.”
Holy Smokes

(l to r) CJ, Jeff Norman, Brandon Jordan, Don Piercey, Jeremy Gallant
Rock to Recovery concert, Fonda Theatre, Los Angeles, CA 9/15/18

September 10, 2018

Clean Your Street

“Anger is a sentry, stalking the edges of our boundaries and standing ready to defend them.” – Jessica Moore

“You see that line you will not cross, because if you do, I’ll cut you off.” – Holy Smokes


August 27, 2018

Only Love

“One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving.” – Paulo Coelho

“Only love exists. Only love is real.”Holy Smokes

August 20, 2018

Oh Baby

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people…It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life.”  – Aretha Franklin

“Baby you know our love is true when we do that thing we do.”  – Holy Smokes

August 13, 2018


"Only the insecure strive for security." - Wayne Dyer

"I can face my fears. I'm alive." - Holy Smokes