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Welcome

Welcome!  I'm Thomas Johnston, an Americana singer/songwriter from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA.  Please enjoy the site, especially the music.  My original songs are influenced by classic Americana, Country, Rock, and Irish music.  All three of my CD's are available on CDBaby, ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, and, of course, at my shows.  You can listen to the single, "I Hope You Know", right here on the site.

2019 was another fantastic year!  After playing 105 shows in each 2016 and 2017, I had the great fortune of playing around 300 shows from 2018 thru 2019!  The new year is already shaping up to be a special one.  Please check my shows schedule on the site, and join the emil list.

In 2020, I am not only planning to release my fourth CD, "Traveling Companions",  I am also planning the release of a Christmas album!  It's going to be a busy 2020!


Thank you for listening to my music...Slainte!!!

Here's What's Happening

Starting to Book Shows Again!!! 

FINALLY, I am starting to book live shows again!  It has been a long 2 1/2 months performing only on Facebook live.  I'll be at the amazing Old York Cellars Winery on Sunday June 28th, 1PM - 6PM!

Sunday Supper Show at Six 

I am doing another Sunday Supper Show at Six.  This evening 5/31 at 6:00PM on my Facebook page.

www.facebook.com/thomas.johnston.7564

New Songs!!! 

Four new songs written this weekend!!!  So grateful the creativity continues to flow.  It helps me survive these challenging times.

And, Another Facebook Live Show 

Yep, I'll be doing another Sunday Supper Show at Six on Sunday, May 25th at 6:00PM!  Been working on some new songs; hope I get them done in time.  Thanks for tuning in!   www.facebook.com/thomas.johnston.7564

 

Virtual Set for Old York Cellars Winery 

This Friday 5/22, Old York Cellars Winery will be showing my 20-minute video set on their Facebook page!  In support of their "What Exit" series of wines, various artist's videos will be shown throughout the Memorial Day weekend.  I, along with Mark Mayer, will have our videos shown starting at 7:00PM Friday.  Old York Cellars Winery is offering 1, 3, and 6 bottle sets for sale, with a portion of the sales going to support the musicians.  Their website is www.oldyorkcellars.com.

My set consists of 4 originals, plus a cover of the classic "Under the Boardwalk" in honor of the unofficial start of summer.  Check out Old York Cellars Facebook page for the video on Friday evening.  Thank you for your support!

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Giving Back 

Happy to announce a percentage of the sales of my 3 CD's will be donated to support my local Food Bank in Flemington, County Hunterdon in New Jersey!  No better vehicle than music to give back and support great causes!  Please head on over to the Store section of the site.  Thank you for your support!

The Store Is Open! 

Yes, now you can purchase physical copies of my three solo CD's, right here on this site!  Simply go to the Store section.  Thank you for your support!

Another Facebook Live Show 

I'll be performing a "Sunday Supper Show at Six" on Sunday, May 10th at 6PM!  I'll be playing my entire 3rd CD, "More Songs to Sing", plus a new song!  You can tune in on my personal page:  www.facebook.com/thomas.johnston.7564

 

Making It Through COVID Days 

Yeah, it sucks not being able to play shows for a live audience.  But the music has not stopped!  I do a live show on Facebook every Sunday at 6PM for around an hour.  New songs keep on coming.  I just entered the NPR Tiny Desk Contest with a video (shot by my son, Stephen) of me performing my song "A Less Traveled Road".  And, I am in the process of writing a jingle for a company!  Hope y'all stay safe, and let this craziness be over soon.  Take care!

A Terrible Loss 

REST IN PEACE, JOHN PRINE.  THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SONGS OVER THE MANY YEARS.

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Jul15

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown, NJ

My monthly visit to the fabulous Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown, NJ!

Aug1

Thomas Johnston Plays The Rathskellar at The National Hotel

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The Rathskellar at The National Hotel, 31 Race Street, Frenchtown NJ

Another return engagement at the Rathskellar Pub in the historic National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!

Dec19

Thomas Johnston Opens for The Wag

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Espresso Joe's, 50 West Front Street, Keyport NJ

My annual honor to open for the awesome band, The Wag, at their Christmas Toy Drive Show at the great Espresso Joe's in Keyport NJ!