Joe Carmouche was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He began playing the guitar at the age of 10 after discovering a guitar in a closet at his grandmother's house. He soon began playing popular songs on the radio. Joe attended Kashmere High School where he was a member of the internationally acclaimed Kashmere Stage Band. Joe landed his first professional gig at the age of 16 with Bubbha Thomas & The Lightmen where he backed such jazz legends as Kirk Whalum, Arnett Cobb, and David "Fathead" Newman.
Joe has backed jazz greats such as Joe Sample, Ronnie Laws, Tom Browne, Najee, Michael Henderson, and Mikki Howard.
His band has opened for Michael Franks, Boney James, Jeff Lorber, Norman Brown, and Jonathan Butler.
Joe has released four CDs: After Hours, A Touch Of Jazz, Art of TheGroove, and All My Best, and has a cameo appearance in the movie ThunderSoul.