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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", has been a success!  It contains 12 original songs, all recorded at the new SonDad Studios (founded by myself and my son, Stephen)!  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 and 2021, but I am looking forward to a busier show schedule in 2022.  Please check my shows schedule on the site, and join the email list.

Before the end of 2022, I am planning to release my 6th album (not yet titled).  That record 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 2022!


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

Here's What's Happening

More Shows! 

The show schedule is beginning to fill in!  Please check the calendar of events to see where I'll be playing next.  Thank you for your support!

HUNTERDON COUNTY NJ's FAVORITE ENTERTAINER!!! 

Well, how about that!  Today I found out I was voted "Hunterdon County NJ's Favorite Entertainer" in a poll conducted by Hunterdon Happening Magazine!

My heartfelt thanks to all who voted for me.  I am so happy to know there are a bunch of people who enjoy the music I do!

New Video! 

I put a new video up on the site.  It is an introduction to my upcoming single, "The Effect You Have on Me".  Enjoy!

 

Heading Back to the Studio! 

It is time to head back to SonDad Studios to begin recording the upcoming single of my new song, "The Effect You Have on Me".  I've played this song at a few shows, and the audience response has been extremely positive!  My son and co-producer, Stephen, will be at the board.  After the success and great reviews of my last album, "Traveling Companions", I am very excited to return to recording, mixing and mastering!  Once it's finished, you'll be able to hear it on this site!  Thank you for your support!

Plans for 2022! 

Scheduled for 2022:  My 6th record, "The Solitary Troubadour".  To be recorded at our own SonDad Studios!

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!

 

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Previous events

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 two other players as we each do 45-minute sets at the amazing Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stangl Factory Farmers Market

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

My residency continues with another appearance at the great Stanlg Farmer's Market in Flemington NJ!

Thomas Johnston Joins Ed Jankiewicz at Flounder Brewing

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Flounder Brewing, Clerico Lane, Hillsborough NJ

I'll be joining old high school buddy Ed Jankiewicz at the amazing Flounder Brewing in Hillsborough NJ!

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stangl Factory Farmers Market

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

The residency continues at the great Stangl Farmer's Market in Flemington NJ!

Thomas Johnston Joins Ed Jankiewicz at Flounder Brewing

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Flounder Brewing, 2 Clerico Lane, Hillsborough NJ

Old high school buddy Ed Jankiewicz and I return to the amazing Flounder Brewing in Hillsborough NJ!

Thomas Johnston Joins Ed Jankiewicz at Northlandz

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Northlandz, 495 Route 202 South, Flemington NJ

I join old high school buddy as we bring our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show to the theatre at the amazing Northlandz Museum in Flemington NJ!

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 Factory Farmer's Market in Flemington NJ!

Thomas Johnston and Ed Jankiewicz Play Asbury Coffee Mill

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Asbury Coffee Mill, 432 Old Main Street, Asbury NJ

I'll be joining old buddy Ed Jankiewicz at the amazing Asbury Coffee Mill in Asbury (Warren County) NJ!

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 Returns to Mama's Cafe Baci

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

A return engagement (with 2 other players) at the amazing Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Thomas Johnston Joins Ed Jankiewicz at Pottersville Reformed Church

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Pottersville Reformed Church, 2090 Black River Road, Pottersville NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our "Coo Coo Cachoo" Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show for a return engagement at the Pottersville Reformed Church in Pottersville NJ!

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 the Stangl Factory Farmers Market

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

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