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

An Amazing Six Years 

This weekend marks six years as a solo performer!  It has been a wonderful ride.  During this time, I have released three CD's (I'm now writing for the 4th) and played 538 shows!  I am so grateful to everyone who has booked me or came out to a show or bought a CD or had me on their radio show or contributed to my records or said a kind word about my music.  And there's a lot more music to come!  What matters most to me is that folks enjoy my music.   Feeling most appreciative!

On the Radio! 

Tonight, I will be the guest for Tyler Gran's "Night Moves" show on WDVR, 89.7 FM, out of Sergeantsville, NJ!  We'll be talking about my music journey and stories behind some of my songs.  Their website is www.wdvrfm.org.  The show starts at 10:00PM!

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!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Previous events

Oct27

Thomas Johnston @ The Shoppes at the Farm

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Shoppes at the Farm, Route 22 East, Whitehouse Station NJ

Another return engagement to the great farmer's market at the Shoppes at the Farm in Whitehouse Station NJ!

Oct21

Thomas Johnston Returns to The Dubliner

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The Dubliner, North Main Street, New Hope PA

Another return engagement at the great Irish Pub/Restaurant, The Dubliner in New Hope PA!

Oct19

Thomas Johnston Opens for The Wag

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Espresso Joe's, West Front Street, Keyport NJ

I am honored to open the show for my favorite band, The Wag, at the incredible Espresso Joe's in Keyport NJ!

Oct18

Thomas Johnston Showcase - Skylands Songwriters Guild

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Enzo's, Route 46, Budd Lake NJ

I am honored to be the showcase performer at the Skylands Songwriters Guild open mic at Enzo's in Budd Lake NJ!

Oct16

Thomas Johnston @ Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

My monthly visit to the great Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Oct12

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!

Sep27

Thomas Johnston Debut @ Old Croton Bar & Grill

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Old Croton Bar & Grill, 300 Old Croton Road, Flemington NJ

My debut at the great Old Croton Bar & Grill in Flemington NJ!

Sep23

Thomas Johnston @ the Asbury Coffee Mill

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Asbury Coffee Mill, Asbury NJ

A long-awaited return engagement at the awesome Asbury Coffee Mill in Asbury NJ!

Sep22

Thomas Johnston @ the Shoppes Farmer's Market

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Shoppes at the Farm, Route 22 East, Whitehouse Station NJ

Another return engagement at the fabulous farmer's market at the Shoppes at the Farm in Whitehouse Station NJ!

Sep18

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

My monthly visit to the awesome Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ!

Sep16

Coo Coo Cachoo Returns to the National Hotel

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The National Hotel, 31 Race Street, Frenchtown NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show for a return engagement at the great National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!

Sep15

Thomas Johnston @ the Flemington Car Show

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Main Street Bagel, Main Street, Flemington NJ

A make-up for an earlier rain out. Another gig at the great Flemington NJ Car Show!

Sep15

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stangl Market

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Stangl Market, Stangl Road, Flemington NJ

Another return engagement at the great Stangl Market in Flemington NJ!

Sep14

Thomas Johnston Plays Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

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

Sep12

Coo Coo Cachoo at the Hunterdon County Library

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Hunterdon County Library, Route 12, Flemington NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I make our debut at the Hunterdon County Library in Flemington NJ!

Thomas Johnston Plays The Dubliner

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The Dubliner, North Main Street, New Hope PA

Another return engagement at the great Dubliner on the Delaware in New Hope PA!

Sep4

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stangl Market

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

Another return engagement at the great Stangl Factory Farmer's Market in Flemington 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!

Thomas Johnston @ the Shoppes Farmer's Market

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Shoppes at the Farm, Route 22 East, Whitehouse Station NJ

Aug31

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton, NJ

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