Ed Toth has been playing drums for practically his whole life. Since 2005, he has been the drummer for the legendary Doobie Brothers. He first came onto the scene in 1996 as a member of the band Vertical Horizon. His first album with them, Live Stages was released in 1997. In, 1999 they released the multi-platinum smash Everything You Want. The song œEverything You Want hit the airwaves in 2000, reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was one of the most played songs on American radio that year. The follow up single œYoure A God, also reached the Billboard Top 10. The album went on to win three Billboard Music Awards. In 2001, they released a DVD called Tourbook 99/01. A follow up album called Go was released in 2003. In 2005, Ed left VH and joined the Doobie Brothers. He has been touring with them ever since, and plays on their Live At The Beacon Theater album and DVD released in 2019. In 2020, The Doobie Brothers were inducted into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Ed has played on several albums by other artists, most notably, with his projects Harriet Street (Cold And Comfortable) Cooper (Faith, Hope and Kevin) and Button (self-titled). He also works as a producer.
The Doobie Brothers
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceVertical Horizon in Cologne, Germany. We had never been. The crowd sang along to every word. Never before or since have I felt in such communion with the music and an audience.
What Drives Your Creativity?The music itself. Within the music, I'm allowing myself and anyone listening to it a chance to escape and go to some other place. It is the epitome of sharing the human experience.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I finally found a stick that simply feels like it belongs in my hand. No hassle, no work. It's as if the stick popped itself into my hand and said, "Alright man...let's do this!"