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, Folk, 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.

2018 was a fantastic year!  After playing 105 shows in each 2016 and 2017, I had the great fortune of playing 152 shows in 2018!  2019 is setting up to be another busy year of bringing my music out to a whole lot of folks!  Please check the site for my live performance schedule.

In 2019, I am not only planning to release my fourth CD, but in addition, due to much request, I am also planning the release of a Christmas album!  It's going to be a busy 2019!


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!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Thomas Johnston at Old York Cellars Winery

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Old York Cellars Winery, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes NJ

My first of five appearances at the wonderful Old York Cellars Winery in Ringoes NJ!

Thomas Johnston @ the Clinton Farmer's Market

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Clinton Farmer's Market, North Branch Library Parking Lot, Clinton NJ

An appearance at the new Clinton Community Farmer's Market!

Thomas Johnston Plays Old York Cellars Tasting Room

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Old York Cellars Winery Tasting Room, Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater NJ

A return engagement to the fabulous Old York Cellars Winery Tasting Room at the Bridgewater Commons! Stop by for fine wine and fine live music!

Thomas Johnston at The Shoppes Farmers Market

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

I am honored to play the Opening Day of the fantastic farmer's market at The Shoppes at the Farm in Whitehouse Station!

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Coo Coo Cachoo at Hayfest

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Readington River Buffalo Farm, Route 523, Whitehouse Station NJ

Another return engagement for Coo Coo Cachoo at the wonderful Readington River Buffalo Farm!