Welcome

Welcome!  I'm Thomas Johnston, an Americana singer/songwriter from Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, USA.  Please enjoy the site, especially the music.  My original songs are influenced by classic Americana, Country, Rock, and Irish music.  All three of my CD's are available on CDBaby, ITunes, Amazon, Spotify, and, of course, at my shows.  You can listen to the single, "I Hope You Know", right here on the site.

2019 was another fantastic year!  After playing 105 shows in each 2016 and 2017, I had the great fortune of playing around 300 shows from 2018 thru 2019!  The new year is already shaping up to be a special one.  Please check my shows schedule on the site, and join the emil list.

In 2020, I am not only planning to release my fourth CD, "Traveling Companions",  I am also planning the release of a Christmas album!  It's going to be a busy 2020!


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

Here's What's Happening

Another Facdbook Live Show! 

This evening at 6:00, I will be performing on Facebook (www.facebook.com/thomas.johnston.7564).  I'll be playing some of my songs, plus a few covers of songs recorded by my favorite female performers.  Please tune in!

Thank You to Hunterdon Healthcare 

My heartfelt thanks to Hunterdon Healthcare in Flemington NJ!  They posted a slide show video on Facebook of photo tributes they received from folks in the community.  I am humbled and honored they used my song "You Are Heroes" as the backdrop to the video!

Video of "You Are Heroes" Added 

Yes, the video for my new song, "You Are Heroes", is right here on my site!  I wrote this song to thank the wonderful women and men on the front lines of Hunterdon Medical Center and the Hunterdon Healthcare System in Flemington NJ.  Please enjoy, and please support your local hospitals and medical centers.

A New Song for the Brave Medical Heroes 

I recently wrote a new song titled "You Are Heroes", dedicated to the brave women and men on the front lines at Hunterdon Medical Center and Hunterdon Healthcare System in Flemington NJ, and all of the healthcare professionals taking care of those with COVID-19.  A video of the song can be found on my Facebook page, www.facebook.com/thomas.johnston.7564, and my Facebook music page, www.facebook.com/thomasjohnstonmusic.  We can't thank all these heroes enough for the work they are doing in these challenging times!

Strange Days Indeed 

John Lennon said it best.  Yes, this week's shows have been cancelled.  We'll see how things progress as we head toward April.  In the meantime, I am working on doing some live performances on Facebook and will announce those soon.  Plus, more videos on Facebook of me performing songs from "Traveling Companions".  Together, we will all get though this.  Thank you for your support of my music.  Stay healthy, folks!

Another Project! 

First, my 4th solo CD titled "Traveling Companions".  Then, a Christmas EP.  And now, another project is in the works!  I am writing songs for an EP (or CD, you never know) titled "Commentary"!  Goodness knows, there is plenty to comment about in the world.  I actually have four songs already written for this new project.  Keeping busy in 2020!

Back in the Studio Soon 

Yes, I am excited to soon be returning to the studio!  This time will be to record my 4th solo CD, "Traveling Companions".  The CD will have 12 new songs, some very emotional, given the adversities that had to be overcome the last couple of years.  It will be a stripped down, raw production.  I'll be posting updates up to release.  Can't wait to share these new songs with everyone!

And Then There Were Twelve 

The final song for the upcoming new CD, "Traveling Companions", has been finished!  Doing a bunch of rehearsing before the times comes to record.  I am very much looking forward to releasing my 4th solo record!

11 Songs Chosen, 1 To Go 

Eleven songs have been chosen for the much-anticipated 4th solo CD, "Traveling Companions".  One more song slot to fill!  Then, Ill be working with my producer (and son) Stephen to finish the arrangements and get them in the right order.  I am very excited to once more begin the journey of making a record!

Another 3-Show Week 

For the second week in a row, I have the privilege of playing 3 shows.  Check out the show schedule on the site to see when and where!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Previous events

Apr4

Thomas Johnston Plays The Rathskellar at The National Hotel

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The Rathskellar at The National Hotel, 31 Race Street, Frenchtown NJ

Another return engagement at the Rathskellar Pub in the historic National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!

Mar21

Thomas Johnston at Whitehouse FD Craft Fair

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Whitehouse Station Fire House, Main Street (Route 523), Whitehouse Station NJ

Another return engagement at the Whitehouse Station Fire House, this time for their Spring Market! Lots of great vendors, and some awesome food!

Mar17

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays The Rail

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The Rail, Route 523 (Main Street), Whitehouse Station NJ

Old friend Ed Jankiewicz and I will be mixing in a bunch of Irish tunes with some Simon & Garfunkel and other tunes at our local spot, The Rail in Whitehouse Station NJ!

Mar15

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays The National Hotel

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The National Hotel, 31 Race Street, Frenchtown NJ

Old friend Ed Jankiewicz and I bring the songs of SImon and Garfunkel and others to the historic National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!

Mar13

Thomas Johnston Plays Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

My monthly visit to the amazing Luna Pizza Restaurant in Three Bridges NJ! And, yes, there will be some Irish music!

Mar7

Coo Coo Cachoo Returns to the Acoustic Cafe

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Pottersville Church Acoustic Cafe, 2090 Black River Road, Pottersville NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon & Garfunkel show back to the Acoustic Cafe at the Pottersville Church in Pottersville, NJ. We will be featuring the "Bridge Over Troubled Water" album!

Mar6

Thomas Johnston at Bethlehem Presbyterian Church

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Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Race Street, Clinton NJ

I'm honored to be the Featured Artist at the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Open Mic! I'll be doing a set of Irish songs, including my own!

Mar5

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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

Last-minute emergency fill-in appearance at the amazing Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Feb27

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 Hackettstown NJ!

Feb23

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays Asbury Coffee Mill

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Asbury Coffee Mill, Old Main Street, Asbury NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I bring the tunes of Simon & Garfunkel and others to the amazing Asbury Coffee Mill in Asbury NJ!

Feb14

Thomas Johnston Plays Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

It will be a night of love songs as I make my monthly appearance at the awesome Luna Pizza Restaurant in Three Bridges NJ!

Jan18

Thomas Johnston Plays The Rathskellar at The National Hotel

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The Rathskellar at The National Hotel, 31 Race Street, Frenchtown NJ

A return engagement at the Rathskellar Pub in the historic National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!

Jan17

Thomas Johnston Plays Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

My monthly visit to the amazing Luna Pizza Restaurant in Three Bridges NJ!

Jan15

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 Hackettstown NJ!

Jan11

Thomas Johnston at Stangl Farmer's Market

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Stangl Factory Farmer's Market, Stangl Road, Flemington NJ

I'll be returning to the great Stangl Farmer's Market in Flemington NJ!

Jan10

Thomas Johnston Performs a Private Event

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The Ryland Inn, Route 22 West, Whitehouse Station NJ

I'll be playing a private event, the annual gala for the Whitehouse Fire Department.

Jan9

Thomas Johnston Debut at Easton Wine Project

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Easton Wine Project, 1247 Simon Blvd, Suite N103, Easton PA

I'll be making my debut at the fabulous Easton Wine Project in Easton PA, performing a 2-hour, all originals set!