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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 upcoming 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 after release.  Physical CD's will be purchased in the STORE section after release.

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.

In Summer 2021, I am planning to release my 6th album (not yet titled),  and I may also plan to release a "Best Of" record in the Fall of 2021.  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

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!

Update on "Traveling Companions" 

Two more songs, "With These Hands" and "26 Stars", have been mixed.  Sounding GOOD!  4 down, 8 to go.  Hoping to get all the mixing done this week, and mastering next week.  I am really looking forward to releasing "Traveling Companions"!!!

Update on "Traveling Companions" 

Two songs, "It's Baking Day" and "Traveling Companions", have been mixed!  They sound terrific!  Working to get all the mixing done by the end of the week.  The release is not far away!

A Return to Old York Cellars Winery!!! 

YES!!!  On Saturday April 24th, I'll be making a return appearance at the beautiful Old York Cellars Winery in Ringoes NJ!  I absolutely LOVE playing there!  The staff is amazing, the grounds are beautiful, and the wines are wonderful!  I'll be performing from 12 Noon to 6:30PM!

Update on "Traveling Companions" 

Working on recording the additional tracks for harmonica and bodhran.  My son (and co-producer) Stephen finished the artwork for the cover; it looks FANTASTIC!  Not much longer, and we'll be mixing and mastering!  Stay tuned!

Update on "Traveling Companions" 

All lead vocal and acoustic guitar tracks have been recorded!  Rehearsing harmonica and bodhran parts.  So far, this project sounds great!

Update on "Traveling Companions" 

Lead vocals and acoustic guitar now recorded for four of the twelve songs.  Very happy with the progress so far.  My son Stephen and I are having a blast working on "Traveling Companions" in our SonDad Studios!

Update on "Traveling Companions" 

A good recording session this morning!  Lead vocals and guitar for "Caroline", as well as the title track, "Traveling Companions".  Once again, a good job by my son Stephen on the board.  Very excited for this record!!!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

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 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!