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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 the release of my 5th solo album, "Traveling Companions"!!!  It contains 12 original songs, all recorded at the new SonDad Studios!  You will find the album and tracks for download in the MUSIC section of this site.  Physical CD's can be purchased in the STORE section.  It has been acclaimed by many as my best album yet!

My original songs are influenced by classic Americana, classic Country, classic Rock, and Irish music.  All four of my CD's are available on this site, and they are also on CDBaby, ITunes, 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, but I am looking forward to a busier show schedule in 2021.  Please check my shows schedule on the site, and join the email list.

Before the end of 2021, I am planning to release my 6th album (not yet titled).  Both CD's will be recorded at my own SonDad Studios, with my son and producer, Stephen Johnston.  Looking forward to a world beyond COVID, and a whole lot of music, in 2021!


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

Here's What's Happening

A Wonderful Review for "Traveling Companions"!!! 

Many thanks to Chip Mergott, an awesome singer/songwriter/musician from Hunterdon County NJ, for his great review of "Traveling Companions".  Chip was discovered in the late 1970's by none other that Bonnie Raitt!  Here's what Chip had to say about my new record:

"I've been listening with avid appreciation...It's a great CD with lots of good songs...Well produced, well performed...Check it out; a local singer/songwriter makes good".

Much appreciated, Chip!

 

A Return to Old York Cellars Winery!!! 

YAY!!!  I am thrilled to be returning to the beautiful Old York Cellars Winery on Saturday, June 19th!  Terrific wines, amazing staff, and a lovely setting.  I'll be performing from 12 Noon to 6:30PM!

"TRAVELING COMPANIONS" RELEASE!!!!! 

YES, IT IS HERE!!!  My 5th solo record, "Traveling Companions", has arrived and is available on the site!  Please go to the store to order a physical CD, or to the MUSIC section for digital downloads of the album and individual songs.  I cannot fully express the joy I am feeling with the release of this record!  No doubt, it is my best work yet!  Please enjoy "Traveling Companions", and thank you so much for your support!

 

"Traveling Companions" Is on the Website! 

We are a couple of weeks from having the physical copies of "Traveling Companions", but you can listen to and download the songs here on the site!  Head over to the MUSIC section for the 12 songs.  Thank you for your support.  ENJOY!!!

Update on "Traveling Companions" 

The Master disc sounds terrific!  Sening everything to the manufaturer.  Release will be soon!  Can't wait to share these songs with the world!

YAY! Mastering is Finished! 

We wrapped up the mastering of "Traveling Companions" over the weekend!  All 12 songs sound terrific!  We'll be sending the files to Discmakers for manufacturing.  Release is not far away!!!

Final Mixes 

The final mixes are done for all 12 songs of "Traveling Companions"!!!  Very, very happy with how they turned out!  Mastering this week.  Release date coming soon!  Thank you for your support!

Update on "Traveling Companions" 

Final mix completed for 8 of the 12 songs on "Traveling Companions"!  Hoping to get the other four done this weekend.  Next week is for mastering!  Release date TBA.  Thank you for your support!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Previous events

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stangl Factory Farmers Market

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Stangl Factory Farmers Market, Mine Street and Stangl Road, Flemington NJ

Another return engagement at the great Stangl Farmer's Market in Flemington NJ! The market is open from 9:00AM - 3:00PM.

Thomas Johnston Plays a Private Event

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Teaberry's, 2 Main Street, Flemington, NJ

Private event.

Thomas Johnston Returns to Grovers Mill Coffee House

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Grovers Mill Coffee House, 295 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor NJ

Another return engagement at one of my favorite venues ever: Grover's Mill Coffee House in West Windsor NJ!

Thomas Johnston Returns to Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, 260 Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

I'll be joining 2 other players as we each play 45-minute sets at the amazing Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Thomas Johnston Plays the Holland Twp Farmers Market

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Holland Township Farmers Market, Firehouse Parking Lot, Holland Township NJ

Another return engagement at the small but mighty Holland Township Farmers Market.

Jul29

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays the PACC

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Polish American Citizens Club, Kline Boulevard, Whitehouse Station NJ

Old buddy Ed Jankiewicz and I bring the songs of Simon & Garfunkel (and others) to the great Polish American Citizens Club in Whitehouse Station NJ!

Thomas Johnston Returns to Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, 260 Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

Another return engagement at the awesome Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ! I'll be doing a 40-minute set as I share the 2 hours with 2 other artists.

Thomas Johnston Plays Old York Cellars Winery

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

Another return engagement at the great Old York Cellars Winery in Ringoes NJ!

Jul22

Thomas Johnston Returns to The Rail

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The Rail at Readington, Main Street, Whitehouse Station NJ

A last-minute return engagement at my great neighborhood venue, The Rail!

Thomas Johnston Returns to Grovers Mill Coffee House

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Grovers Mill Coffee House, 295 Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor NJ

I am so thrilled to return to the iconic Grovers Mill Coffee House in West Windsor NJ! GMCH was one of the first venues I played when I was starting out. This should be a lot of fun!

Thomas Johnston Returns to Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, 260 Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

Thrilled to return to the amazing Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ! I'll be doing a 40-minute set as I share the 2 hours with 2 other artists.

Thomas Johnston Plays Old York Cellars Winery

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

Another return enggement at the amazing Old York Cellars Winery in Ringoes NJ. Great wines, friendly staff, and a beautiful setting!

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton Come Together

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Clinton Come Together Music Series, West Main Street (next to Heartstrings), Clinton NJ

A return engagement at the wonderful Clinton Come Together Music Series!

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stangl Factory Farmers Market

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Stangl Factory Farmers Market, Mine Street and Stangl Road, Flemington NJ

Another return engagement at the great Stangl Farmer's Market in Flemington NJ!

Thomas Johnston Plays Old York Cellars Winery

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

Another return engagement at the fabulous Old York Cellars Winery in Ringoes NJ! Great wine and food, awesome staff, and a beautiful outdoor setting! Come enjoy live music and wine!

Thomas Johnston Plays the Holland Twp Farmers Market

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Holland Township Farmers Market, Firehouse Parking Lot, Holland Township NJ

My 2021 debut at the small by mighty Holland Township Farmer's Market!

Jun11

Thomas Johnston & Ed Jankiewicz Play Clinton Come Together

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Clinton Come Together Music Series, Hunterdon Art Museum Pavillion, Clinton NJ

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