Though he’s an avowed R.E.M. fetishist, his music builds upon a range of influences that extends far beyond the catalog and style of the revered Athens, Ga., foursome.”

Bill Kopp @ Mountain Xpress December 2017


Although originally hailing from the musically rich city of Macon, Georgia, Joe Hooten has called Asheville, North Carolina home, off & on, since the late 90's, but more permanently beginning in 2007. Following his 2014 debut, The Original Plan, seven albums (six LPs and one EP) have been released under the Tin Roof Echo moniker-each demonstrating the DIY recording style that ultimately allows his uniquely introspective songwriting & production style to be highlighted along with his varied influences. He's performed at notable festivals such as Durham NC's Enofest, Northeast Georgia's fabled Finsterfest, and Asheville’s inaugural AVLFest. He’s shared respected stages with a diverse range of talents like alt-country hero Scott Miller (The V-Roys) & punk pioneers Agent Orange. His solo shows- whether in a festival setting, radio show, or an intimate listening room- are not to be missed. 

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