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 five albums, four full-length and one EP of original music. Most recently, three albums of live material have also been released to highlight his solo performances. He 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 and most recently has participated in Asheville's renowned Holy Crap Records "April and June Madness" competitions to increase social awareness and advocate for a multitude of current issues.
Tin Roof Echo's songs are autobiographical, each one laced with truth, honesty, and sometimes confession. The 'write-what-you-know" ethos is the foundation for every piece and naturally it comes across that way in a live setting.
Hooten has performed on 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, and Whistlebinkies in Scotland.