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.
Since his 2014 debut, The Original Plan, seven albums 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, Asheville’s inaugural AVLFest, and the first AVL Punkfest as well. He’s performed on numerous radio shows including Knoxville's WDVX “Blue Plate Special” & respected stages across the region such as the Grey Eagle, Evening Muse, & the Orange Peel, with a diverse range of talents like alt-country hero Scott Miller (The V-Roys), NC folk icon David Childers, and punk pioneers Agent Orange. His solo shows- whether in a festival setting, radio show, or an intimate listening room- are not to be missed.
He also makes a lot of noise with the punk band PINKEYE.