Guitarist feet Toto Hold the Line cover

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Draw inspiration from this boy who can play Toto’s ‘Hold the Line’ on guitar—with just his feet

Rock on.


Josh Katzowitz


Posted on Jul 3, 2017   Updated on May 23, 2021, 1:02 am CDT

The five original members that formed the rock band Toto were considered fantastic studio musicians before they rocketed through the musical world in the late 1970s and early 1980s, with bonafide Billboard hits like “Africa” and “Rosanna.”

Knowing Toto’s musical pedigree makes the following video even more impressive, considering the boy in the video below appears not to have any arms. As such he plays Toto’s “Hold the Line” on guitar only with his feet, and it sounds amazing.

If you didn’t watch the video all the way through, go back and take your time with it. Near the end of the song, the boy scratches the back of his right leg with the toes of his left foot and then returns to his playing without missing a beat. It’s quite a feat.

The video was added to Reddit on Monday, and naturally, (most of) the viewers were impressed.

For some added context, here are two other versions of “Hold the Line” with guitarists using their hands.

Obviously, the boy in the video can’t play the solo with only his feet, but the fact he stays on track with the rhythm guitar makes him a marvel. Or as one redditor wrote, “That was toetally awesome.”

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*First Published: Jul 3, 2017, 4:05 pm CDT