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

11 Songs Chosen, 1 To Go 

Eleven songs have been chosen for the much-anticipated 4th solo CD, "Traveling Companions".  One more song slot to fill!  Then, Ill be working with my producer (and son) Stephen to finish the arrangements and get them in the right order.  I am very excited to once more begin the journey of making a record!

The First Show of 2020! 

Happy New Year!  2020 starts off with a show at the amazing Easton Wine Project in Easton PA!  I'll be playing my songs from 6:30PM - 8:30PM, including new songs!  Easton Wine Project has a cool atmosphere, tasty wine and food, and a very friendly staff!  A great venue for my first show of 2020!

A Hot Summer Indeed! 

14 shows in June!  11 shows in July!  17 shows in August!  Thanks to all the great venues for so many opportunities to bring music to a whole lot of folks!

And Another Debut! 

Yes!  This Saturday 5/18, I'll be making my debut at the awesome Great Barn Taproom in New Hope PA!  I'll be performing from 7:30PM to 10:30PM!

Another Debut! 

THIS EVENING!  I am excited for my debut at the Tasting Room for the Old York Cellars Winery, located in Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater NJ!  Stop by for some fine wine and some fine live music!  5PM - 8PM!


Please note:  the date for my monthly show at Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ has been changed from May 15th to May 9th.

Mid April Blitz!!! 

BAM!!!  Five appearances for the week of April 15th thru April 21st!!!  Check the schedule to see where I'll be performing!  Thank you for your support!

An amazing first quarter of 2019! 

Unless something changes, I will have made 29 appearances in the first quarter of 2019!!!  That is up three from the first quarter of 2018!  My sincerest appreciation to all the venues that booked me, and to all the fine folks who came to the shows!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next


Thomas Johnston Plays Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

My monthly visit to the amazing Luna Pizza Restaurant in Three Bridges NJ! And, yes, there will be some Irish music!


Coo Coo Cachoo Plays The National Hotel

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The National Hotel, 31 Race Street, Frenchtown NJ

Old friend Ed Jankiewicz and I bring the songs of SImon and Garfunkel and others to the historic National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!


Coo Coo Cachoo Plays The Rail

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The Rail, Route 523 (Main Street), Whitehouse Station NJ

Old friend Ed Jankiewicz and I will be mixing in a bunch of Irish tunes with some Simon & Garfunkel and other tunes at our local spot, The Rail in Whitehouse Station NJ!