Hoge independently released his first live album Live at the Exit/In in 1999 and has toured extensively ever since. In 2001, he released his first studio album, Carousel. Over the years, Hoge has toured with many artists, including Marc Broussard, ZZ Top, The Cat Empire, Squeeze, Jason Isbell and Edwin McCain. He also performed the opening theme from the CBS sitcom Still Standing. His band's fourth studio album, Draw the Curtains, released nationwide in October 2007.