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

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!

The New CD's Are In!!!!! 

My 3rd solo CD, "More Songs to Sing", is all finished!!!  The CD will soon be available here, as well as my shows, I-Tunes, Amazon, Spotify, and a whole bunch of outlets!!!

CD Progress 

Yes, "More Songs to Sing" is being mastered!  Can't wait to hear the finished CD!  Great thanks to Mr. George Wirth for his work on the mastering.

CD Progress 

"More Songs to Sing" is about to be mastered!  Photo shoots are finished, and the work on the cover is almost ready to go to the graphic artist!  It won't be long till "More Songs to Sing" is ready!

CD Progress 

All the parts have been recorded, and we're working on the final mix!  This is going to be one very special record!

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Previous events

Feb20

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettston NJ

My monthly gig at the terrific Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Feb18

Coo Coo Cachoo @ Four Crows Cafe

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Four Crows Cafe, 41 North Main Street, New Hope PA

My old friend Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show to the great Four Crows Cafe in New Hope PA!

Feb17

Thomas Johnston Plays the Four Crows Cafe

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Four Crows Cafe, 41 North Main Street, New Hope PA

A return engagement at the amazing Four Crows Cafe in New Hope PA!

Feb16

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!

Feb2

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stockton Market

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Stockton Market, Main Street, Stockton NJ

My return engagement to the awesome Stockton Market in Stockton NJ!

Jan28

Thomas Johnston Plays Gateful Bites

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Grateful Bites, Route 12, Flemington NJ

My 4th Sunday of the Month visit to the wonderful Grateful Bites in Flemington NJ!

Jan26

Thomas Johnston Plays "Jim-Jam" at Espresso Joe's

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Espresso Joe's, West Front Street, Keyport NJ

I am honored to be on the lineup for Jim Crawford's Jim-Jam show at the great Espresso Joe's in Keyport NJ!

Jan21

Thomas Johnston at Bethlehem Presbyterian

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Bethlehem Presbyterian Church, Pittstown NJ

I'll be joining a lineup of fine performers for a benefit to support the community in Sutherland, Texas.

Jan20

Thomas Johnston Debut at Four Crows Cafe

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Four Crows Cafe, 41 North Main Street, New Hope PA

My debut performance at the amazing Four Crows Cafe in New Hope PA!

Jan19

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!

Jan16

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

My monthly gig at the fabulous Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Dec29

Thomas Johnston Plays Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

An extra date to celebrate New Year's a little early at the fabulous Luna Pizza Restaurant in Three Bridges NJ!

Dec19

Thomas Johnston @ Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

Another monthly visit to the fabulous Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Dec16

Thomas Johnston Opens The Wag's Christmas Show

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Espresso Joe's, West Front Street, Keyport NJ

Once again, I have the honor of opening the Christmas Toy Drive show for the great band The Wag at the awesome Espresso Joe's in Keyport NJ!

Dec15

Thomas Johnston Plays Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

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

Dec3

Thomas Johnston Plays the Ottsville Holiday Festival

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Linden Hill Gardens, Route 611, Flemington NJ

The second of a two day mini tour at the Linden Hill Garden's Ottsville Holiday Festival!

Dec2

Thomas Johnston Plays the Ottsville Holiday Festival

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Linden Hill Gardens, Route 611, Ottsville PA

The first of a two-day mini tour at the Ottsville Holiday Festival at Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville PA!

Dec1

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stockton Market

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Stockton Market, Bridge Street, Stockton NJ

My debut performance at the awesome Stockton NJ Market!

Nov26

Thomas Johnston @ Grateful Bites

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Grateful Bites, Route 12, Flemington NJ

My 4th Sunday of the month visit to the amazing Grateful Bites in Flemington NJ!

Nov25

Thomas Johnston Plays Dickens Days

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Christie's, East Main Street, Clinton NJ

The second of two performances playing holiday music in front of Christie's at the wonderful Dickens Days celebration in Clinton NJ!