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

My First Video on YouTube! 

I've just posted my first performance video to YouTube!!!  It's a video of me performing my song "Christmas Eve" from the "More Songs to Sing" CD.  Kudos to my son Stephen Johnston for the great camera work!  Go to YouTube and type "Thomas Johnston Christmas Eve" in the Search box.  Enjoy!!!

 

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!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

May26

Coo Coo Cachoo @ the Flemington Car Show

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Flemington Car Show, Main Street, Flemington NJ

"Old Friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I will be playing our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show the 2018 Grand Opening of the Flemington NJ Car Show!

Jun8

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton NJ

My second of eight appearances at the Clinton NJ Come Together Music Series!

Jun15

Coo Coo Cachoo @ Clinton's Come Together

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Hunterdon Art Museum Terrace, West Main Street, Clinton NJ

The first of two shows where "old friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Show to the Clinton Come Together Music Series!

Jun16

Thomas Johnston Plays Aunt Dee Dee's

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Aunt Dee Dee's, Main Street, Flemington NJ

Another return engagement at the amazing Aunt Dee Dee's in Flemington NJ!

Jun19

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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

My monthly visit to the fabulous Mama's Cafe Baci in Flemington NJ!