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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.  

I am so happy to announce work has begun on my 6th (5th full length) solo album, "The Troubadour"!  It will contain 14 original songs, all to be recorded at the new SonDad Studios (founded by myself and my son, Stephen)!  You will find the album and tracks for download in the MUSIC section of this site after release.  Physical CD's can be purchased in the STORE section after release.  It is exciting times, especially coming off the success of 2021's "Traveling Companions"!

My original songs are influenced by classic Americana, classic Country, classic Rock, and Irish music.  All five of my CD's are available on this site, and they are also on CDBaby, ITunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, and, of course, at my shows.  You can listen to individual tracks in the MUSIC section.

After playing 105 shows in each 2016 and 2017, I had the great fortune of playing around 300 shows from 2018 thru 2019!  COVID has restricted the number of venues I could play in 2020 and 2021, but I have been fortunate to have a busier show schedule in 2022.  Please check my shows schedule on the site, and join the email list.

I am so looking forward to the upcoming release of "The Troubadour"!


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

Here's What's Happening

Recording to Begin on "The Troubadour"! 

Oh, yeah, the time has come!  This week, recording begins on my fifth full-length album, "The Troubadour".  All work to be done at our SonDad Studios.  The record will contain 14 original songs covering a variety of topics and stories.  More updates to follow.  Thank you for your support!

Two Big Shows This Weekend! 

This weekend, I'll be performing at two of my favorite venues!

Friday 9/30:  Old York Cellars Winery, Ringoes NJ, 6PM-9PM

Sunday 10/2:  The Dubliner, New Hope PA, 2PM-4PM

 

Update on "The Troubadour" 

A great evening of song rehearsal as I get closer to returning to SonDad Studios to put together my 5th full-length record, "The Troubadour"!  Worked on 10 of the 12 songs, and I am so excited with how they have evolved!  My son and co-producer Stephen are planning to release a couple of singles before we put the album out.  I'll be posting regular updates on the progress of the record right here.  Thank you for your support!

Work Has Ramped Up on "The Troubadour"! 

The writing is almost finished for my upcoming 5th full-length studio record, "The Troubadour"!  I am very excited to get back into our SonDad Studios in the second half of September to begin recording.  My son, Stephen, will be back at the board handling the recording, while I will handle the mixing and mastering.  I have a real good feeling about this one!  The goal has always been to make the next record better than the last, and we've succeeded each time.  We are targeting a release just in time for the holidays!  More updates to come.  Thanks you for your support! 

More Shows! 

The show schedule is beginning to fill in!  Please check the calendar of events to see where I'll be playing next.  Thank you for your support!

HUNTERDON COUNTY NJ's FAVORITE ENTERTAINER!!! 

Well, how about that!  Today I found out I was voted "Hunterdon County NJ's Favorite Entertainer" in a poll conducted by Hunterdon Happening Magazine!

My heartfelt thanks to all who voted for me.  I am so happy to know there are a bunch of people who enjoy the music I do!

New Video! 

I put a new video up on the site.  It is an introduction to my upcoming single, "The Effect You Have on Me".  Enjoy!

 

Heading Back to the Studio! 

It is time to head back to SonDad Studios to begin recording the upcoming single of my new song, "The Effect You Have on Me".  I've played this song at a few shows, and the audience response has been extremely positive!  My son and co-producer, Stephen, will be at the board.  After the success and great reviews of my last album, "Traveling Companions", I am very excited to return to recording, mixing and mastering!  Once it's finished, you'll be able to hear it on this site!  Thank you for your support!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Thomas Johnston Plays Dickens Days

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Dickens Days, Corner of Main and Leigh Streets, Clinton NJ

I'll be playing holiday tunes in front of Christies in Clinton NJ for their Dickens Days Holiday Celebration!

Thomas Johnston Returns to the Pittstown Inn

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Pittstown Inn, 350 Pittstown Road, Pittstown, NJ

After a successful debut in October, I'll be returning to the great Pittstown Inn in Pittstown NJ! Come on over and support this great venue...and live music!