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

Another Busy Weekend! 

Three shows in 26.5 hours!  Friday 7/20 @ the Come Together Music Series in Clinton NJ!  Saturday 7/21 @ the market at The Shoppes at the Farm in Whitehouse Station NJ, the The Filling Station in Flemington NJ!  A total of 10.5 hours of playing time!

Another New Song! 

Yes!!!  Another new song in the books!  This one is titled "Should Have Done Better by You".  It's one of those personal, open-up-your-heart-and-let-people-look-in kind of songs.  Writing for the new album is coming along quite nicely!

A Song from Deep in My Heart 

Last night, I debuted a new song, "October 3rd 1974".  It is a tribute to my cousin Stephen Kitson, who was shot and killed at the age of 17 in my old neighborhood in the Bronx NY.  My son Stephen (who is named after my cousin) will produce a video of me playing this song, and the video will be put up on my YouTube channel.

Debut at the North Branch Library 

I am thrilled for my upcoming debut at the North Branch Hunterdon County Library in Clinton NJ on Tuesday, July 10 (7:00PM)!  I'll be playing a set of my songs, telling the stories behind those songs, as well as a couple of covers of songs written by artists who have influenced me the most.

Show for July 7 2018! 

Today, I will be performing at the amazing Stockton Market in Stockton NJ!  The market is hosting a fundraiser for the Stockton Fire Department.  I'll be playing from 12 Nonn to 3:00PM!

A Busy Summer Continues 

After a 20-show June, the month of July will be just about as busy!  Fifteen shows booked so far, with three of four more possible!  And the beat goes on!

Shows and More Shows 

The show schedule just keeps growing!  I've added more dates from June thru September!  Plus, shows for October thru December to be posted soon!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Aug18

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays Holland Township

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Holland Township Farmer's Market, Firehouse Parking Lot, Holland Township NJ

"Old Friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show to the great Holland Township Farmer's Market!

Aug21

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

My monthly appearance at the fabulous Mama's cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Aug25

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays Clinton Come Together

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Hunterdon Art Museum Pavillion, West Main Street, Clinton NJ

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

Aug31

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton's Come Together

Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton, NJ

My 8th of eight appearances at the "Come Together" Music Seeries in Clinton NJ!

Sep1

Thomas Johnston @ Flemington Car Show

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Main Street Bagel, Main Street, Flemington NJ

A return engagement at the Flemington Car Show in Flemington NJ!