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

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!

The Many Shows of Summer 

WOW!  The shows keep getting booked!  Looks like I'll hit at least 50 shows for May thru September!  I am so grateful to all the amazing venues who have given me opportunities to perform.  I'm especially excited for the new venues I have come across.  Check the show listing for what's coming up.

And, We're Off!!! 

2016 is here, and the shows have started!  The goal is to top 100 shows for the year, and I am so grateful for all the opportunities to perform that are coming.  I'm also busy writing for album #3: "Character Studies and Self-Portraits", to be released later this year.  More news to come.  Thank you for supporting my music!

A New CD for 2016! 

Autumn has arrived, and the show schedule has slowed down a little.  Time to ramp up the songwriting for the next CD, "Character Studies and Self Portraits", which will be released in 2016.  I already have four songs written for it.  I view this record as a very important one, and a lot of time and effort will go into it.  I love the process of creating a quality record; I know I'll enjoy putting this record together for all to listen to.

What A Summer!!! 

I'm finishing up a 14-show July, and will be starting a 15-show August!!!  Many thanks to all the wonderful venues for all the chances to play, and to everybody who comes out to the shows!  I am so grateful!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Aug21

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

My monthly appearance at the fabulous Mama's cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Aug25

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays Clinton Come Together

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Hunterdon Art Museum Pavillion, West Main Street, Clinton NJ

"Old Friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show to the Clinton Come Together Music Series!

Aug31

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton, NJ

My 8th of eight appearances at the "Come Together" Music Seeries in Clinton NJ!

Thomas Johnston @ the Shoppes Farmer's Market

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Shoppes at the Farm, Route 22 East, Whitehouse Station NJ

Sep1

Thomas Johnston @ Flemington Car Show

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Main Street Bagel, Main Street, Flemington NJ

A return engagement at the Flemington Car Show in Flemington NJ!