Welcome

Welcome!  I'm Thomas Johnston, a singer/songwriter from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA.  Please enjoy the site, especially the music.  My original songs are in the genre of "IrishAmericana", a blend of Americana, Folk, and Irish music.  My third CD, "More Songs to Sing", will soon be available on this site, but it is available on CDBaby, ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, and, of course, at my shows.  You can listen to the first single, "I Hope You Know", right here on the site.

My 2nd CD, "Table For One", released in November 2014, has been widely applauded!  It is the follow-up to my 2013 debut record, "Highway Signs and Highway Lines", which was named one of the Best CD's of 2013 by the Irish Voice newspaper in New York City ("Table for One" received the same honor for 2014).

Please check the site for my live performance schedule.  I've been busy, playing 71 shows in 2014 and 96 in 2015!  In 2016 and 2017, I played over 100 shows in each year.  2018 promises to be a very special musical year!

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

Here's What's Happening

Musician of the Month! 

I am so honored to be chosen as October Musician of the Month by the wonderful organization, Musicians on a Mission!  MOAM does great work in Monmouth and Ocean counties in New Jersey USA, hosting benefit events that help a lot of worthy causes.  I am proud to be a member of such a great organization.  I was interviewed by Art Steinman of MOAM, and the interview can be found at:

http://musicianofthemonth.blogspot.com/2017/10/october-musician-of-month-thomas.html

 

Early Reviews 

SO EXCITED!!!  The early reviews of my new record, "More Songs to Sing", have been overwhelmingly positive!  Here are just a few of the lovely comments about the record.  I deeply appreciated each one.

"Beautiful songwriting and performance"

"A terrific CD.  It gets better and better with each song"

"This is now the CD I listen to in my car.  Great CD"

"Beautiful...a real rootsie Americana vibe, and I love it"

"Great album"

So far, so good.  It will soon be available right here at the website!

The New CD's Are In!!!!! 

My 3rd solo CD, "More Songs to Sing", is all finished!!!  The CD will soon be available here, as well as my shows, I-Tunes, Amazon, Spotify, and a whole bunch of outlets!!!

CD Progress 

Yes, "More Songs to Sing" is being mastered!  Can't wait to hear the finished CD!  Great thanks to Mr. George Wirth for his work on the mastering.

CD Progress 

"More Songs to Sing" is about to be mastered!  Photo shoots are finished, and the work on the cover is almost ready to go to the graphic artist!  It won't be long till "More Songs to Sing" is ready!

CD Progress 

All the parts have been recorded, and we're working on the final mix!  This is going to be one very special record!

More Songs to Sing 

I am so excited for the new album!  It is coming along quite well; just a couple of more parts to put in before the final mix.  Big thanks to Brian Ostering for his recording and mixing work as well as his bass guitar tracks, Alicia Van Sant for her beautiful harmonies and her tambourine track, and Taylor Hope for incredible fiddle tracks.  Of course, big thanks to my son Stephen for his production work.  It won't be long!!!

Songs for the New Album 

The songs for the new CD, "More Songs to Sing", have been chosen and the song list is complete: 12 original songs and one very special cover song!  Let the recording begin!

Back in the Studio Again! 

It has been awhile, but I will be going back into the studio to record my third solo album!!!  The new record is titled "More Songs to Sing", and I should have it out in the Spring of 2017!  The CD will have 12 new original songs, plus one very special cover song.  I am thrilled with the writing for this new record, and the response to the songs I have played out has been overwhelmingly positive!  I'll be posting reports about the album's progress.  I can't wait to share this record with the world!

Hot Fun in the Summertime 

Summer so far has been hot; temperature-wise and music-wise.  New venues, new songs, new fans; summer has been a whole lot of fun. I've added more shows, so please check the show list on this site. And thanks for supporting my music!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Jun22

Thomas Johnston @ Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton NJ

My third of eight appearances at the Clinton NJ Come Together Music Series!

Jun23

Thomas Johnston @ Linden Hill Gardens

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Linden Hill Gardens, Route 611, Ottsville PA

Day One of another wonderful event at the fabulous Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville PA!

Jun23

Thomas Johnston @ Flemington Car Show

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The Filling Station, Main Street, Flemington NJ

Another performance for the great Flemington Car Shows, this time a debut at The Filling Station beer garden!

Jun24

Thomas Johnston @ Linden Hill Gardens

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Linden Hill Gardens, Route 611, Ottsville PA

Day Two of another great event at the beautiful Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville PA!

Jul1

Thomas Johnston @ Rick Barth's Acoustic Showcase

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Stanhope House, Stanhope NJ

I'll be doing a 25-minute set of originals at Rick Barth's Songwriter Showcase extravaganza at the Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ!