The Doobie Brothers

“Listen to the Music,” All the Time

Doobie Brothers’ Tom Johnston reveals the secret ingredient behind the band’s brand of indelible sing-alongs.

Mike Mettler Arts & Entertainment

The Doobie Brothers seem to be as popular today as they were during their 1970s heyday, and founding guitarist/vocalist Tom Johnston has a theory as to why that’s the case: It’s all about connecting with people. “That [decade] was the zenith of our career, and we were everywhere,” says Johnston. But the appeal of the band’s music hasn’t fizzled and