About Evan

Determination and perseverance are the musical heartbeat of Evan Toth’s career, “I’m always growing and discovering things about myself, mostly through a musical filter.” Toth’s life has consistently been guided by a fascination with music: composing it, performing it, talking about it, teaching it, collecting it, and sharing it with others.

As a musician, Toth boasts over 20 years of performing and writing experience. He’s performed internationally in Japan with Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding, cut his teeth at the most legendary rock clubs and cabarets of New York City, graced American stages from Los Angeles to Milwaukee and many spots in between. He’s warmed up the audience for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at the Tarrytown Music Hall, performed live on the FM and AM airwaves in New York City, and even received a wink and thumbs-up from John Mellencamp while singing his heart out at a wedding ceremony. Toth has also released two well-received independent albums (Welcome Back to Hell and Everything is Fine) which are readily available at the usual online outlets. Joe Wawrzyniak from Jersey Beat magazine concisely summed up Toth’s latest release, "Spot-on sprightly and melodic rock n' roll that cuts to the chase with bracing vigor and directness...The songs practically explode with pure joyous and infectious life. An absolute delight." 

Toth remains poised to create perform and record more, “I keep my antenna up and continue finding music that needs to be created, nowadays I’m interested in addressing topics that we all grapple with in life, especially while raising a family and wading through adulthood in the 21st century.” His musical sound is unique: while this musicologist leans heavily on the post-War rock and pop influences of the Beatles and BIlly Joel, he’s a lover of myriad types of music: jazz and classical elements often find themselves into Toth’s compositions, “basically, it’s theatrical rock and roll with a jazzy cabaret edge.” No matter what the occasion, Toth approaches each engagement as if it were his last, always creating an intimately conversational atmosphere with his audience. 

When not performing, Toth is a respected educator in the special education field. He also hosts The Sharp Notes at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s WFDU, 89.1 FM, “the songs I enjoy programming for my audience are the ones that influence my own life and writing, I’m always excited to share great music and discuss it with others.” A skilled interviewer, Toth has conversed with musical heavyweights like Richie Havens, Joan Baez, Marshall Crenshaw, Michael Feinstein and more, “Learning about their craft is important to me; the listener learns something, but so do I!”

Venues:


New York City:
Ars Nova
Pianos
The Living Room
Googie's Lounge
Arlene's Grocery
The Parkside Lounge
The Bitter End
Kenny's Castaways
Caffe Vivaldi
CB's Lounge
Bar Nine
Acme Underground
Collective Unconcious Theatre
Don't Tell Mama
The Duplex
The Brick Theatre
The Edison Hotel Theater
The Triad

New Jersey:
NJPAC
Newark Bears' Riverfront Stadium
The Passaic County Fair
The Meadowlands Fair
Mexicali Blues
The Brown Room at The Congress Hall
The Clash Bar
The Goldhawk
The Wyckoff YMCA
Hemingway's

Los Angeles:
Tangier

Milwaukee:
The Jazz Estate

International:
Fukuoka, Japan

Music Conferences / Festivals:


Cape May Singer-Songwriter's Conference
+Panel Member
+Mentor
Millennium Music Conference
Susquehanna Music & Arts Festival Songwriting Finalist
Seaside Heights Music Festival Performer
Wave Gathering Performer - Asbury Park
Black Potatoe Music Festival Performer

Radio Appearances:
WRXP 101.9 FM with Matt Pinfield
WOR w/ Joey Reynolds
WSOU 89.5 FM
WFDU 89.1 FM
WDHA 105.5 FM
WCFA 101.5 FM
SPSC 88.7 FM
WMSC 90.3 FM
WRPR 90.3 FM
WRFR 93.3 FM

Opened For:
Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
Lucy Kaplansky
World Party
Al Stewart
Tito Puente, Jr.