Tin Roof Echo, the recording moniker for Asheville, NC based musician, Joe Hooten, has evolved from the humble beginnings as a bedroom-folk project to the solo performing artist that he is today.
Hooten has independently recorded & released six albums, five full-length and one EP that highlights his unique introspective songwriting. Additionally, three albums of live material have also been released to highlight his solo performances.
Hooten has appeared on Asheville's 98.1 the River's "Homegrown For the Holidays" compilation in 2017, 2018, and 2019. He is also a member of the Asheville Songwriters Association, NC Songwriter's Co-op, and the Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music. In 2020 he participated in the 2nd annual Tennessee Songwriter's Week competition. He also performed in Asheville's renowned Holy Crap Records "April and June Madness" friendly competitions to increase awareness and advocate for a multitude of relevant social issues. In September 2020, he performed for the National Harm Reduction Coalition's "Artists Against Overdose" 2020 virtual concert and most recently contributed to the WNC Musicians For Change compilation "Represented" to inform and promote voting rights. Hooten also performed on The Bluebird Cafe's 1st Virtual Open Mic. Hooten's final performance of 2020 was the virtual "Concert For Democracy For Georgia", hosted by Planetary Gigs Society, highlighting voter's rights specifically for the run-off Senate races in his home state of Georgia.
Hooten enjoyed the opportunity to perform on Knoxville's WDVX's Blue Plate Special and he has also played for audiences on such legendary stages as: The Grey Eagle, White Horse Tavern, The Barrelhouse, Pillar Rooftop Bar, Sly Grog, Jack of the Wood, Noble Kava, The Coffee Garage, Alley Cat Social Club, The Flood Gallery, Twin Leaf Brewing, Sanctuary Brewing, Hopey & Co., UpCountry Brewing, One World Brewing (downtown), Salvage Station, Boojum Brewing, The Reeves Theater, Palmetto Brewing, Tommy Condon's, Asheville Guitar Bar, Blue Mountain Pizza, Haiku I Do, City Lights Cafe, Tommy's Pub, Bonnie Kate Theater, Museum Center at 5ive Points, Catawba Brewing, Black Mountain Brewery, "Pass the Hat" on WHUP FM, "Licks & Lryics" on WCOM FM, Awendaw Green's "Tiny Deck Music Series" and Whistlebinkies in Scotland.
Photo by Maxine H.