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, Folk, 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.

2018 was a fantastic year!  After playing 105 shows in each 2016 and 2017, I had the great fortune of playing 152 shows in 2018!  2019 is setting up to be another busy year of bringing my music out to a whole lot of folks!  Please check the site for my live performance schedule.

In 2019, I am not only planning to release my fourth CD, but in addition, due to much request, I am also planning the release of a Christmas album!  It's going to be a busy 2019!


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

Here's What's Happening

And Another Debut! 

Yes!  This Saturday 5/18, I'll be making my debut at the awesome Great Barn Taproom in New Hope PA!  I'll be performing from 7:30PM to 10:30PM!

Another Debut! 

THIS EVENING!  I am excited for my debut at the Tasting Room for the Old York Cellars Winery, located in Bridgewater Commons Mall in Bridgewater NJ!  Stop by for some fine wine and some fine live music!  5PM - 8PM!

DATE CHANGE! 

Please note:  the date for my monthly show at Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstown NJ has been changed from May 15th to May 9th.

Mid April Blitz!!! 

BAM!!!  Five appearances for the week of April 15th thru April 21st!!!  Check the schedule to see where I'll be performing!  Thank you for your support!

An amazing first quarter of 2019! 

Unless something changes, I will have made 29 appearances in the first quarter of 2019!!!  That is up three from the first quarter of 2018!  My sincerest appreciation to all the venues that booked me, and to all the fine folks who came to the shows!

Another Debut Show! 

TONIGHT!!!  My debut at the Ratheskellar Bar at The National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!  I'll be performing a bunch of great songs from 9:00PM to midnight!

It's Another Busy Winter 

Once again, winter is BUSY!  Five shows booked this week!  For the complete list, check the Show Schedule on the site.  Hope to see you at one or more ofmy shows!

My First New Song of 2019! 

Well, that didn't take long.  This morning, I wrote my first new song of the new year!  "With These Hands" could be one of my best!  Hopefully an indication of many great songs to follow.

What a Year 2018 Was!!! 

152 SHOWS!!!  Yes, I played 152 shows in 2018!  I am so grateful to all the venues who booked me, and all the folks who attended the shows!  After taking the last week of December off, I'll be back at it, starting January 3rd at Old Croton Bar & Grill in Flemington NJ!  I'm looking forward to a great 2019!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Previous events

May19

Coo Coo Cachoo Returns to Asbury Coffee Mill

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Asbury Coffee Mill, Old Main Street, Asbury NJ

"Old Friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Show to the amazing Asbury Coffee Mill in Asbury NJ! Delicious Sunday brunch served by a friendly staff!

Thomas Johnston Debut at Great Barn Taproom

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Great Barn Taproom, West Mechanic Street, New Hope PA

Excited for my debut at the awesome Great Barn Taproom in New Hope PA! Enjoy some fine beers and great music!

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! Enjoy an evening of incredible pizza and great music!

Thomas Johnston Debut at Old York Winery Tasting Room

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Old York Cellars Winery Tasting Room, Bridgewater Commons, Bridgewater NJ

My debut at the fabulous Tasting Room of Old York Cellars Vineyards! Stop by for some fine wine and great live music!

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe

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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! Stop by for some amazing food and great music! The date has changed from May 15).

May5

Coo Coo Cachoo at The National Hotel

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The National Hotel, Race Street, Frenchtown NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I once again bring our Simon and Garfunkel show to the great National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!

Thomas Johnston Returns to The Rail

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The Rail, Main Street, Whitehouse Station NJ

Happy to return to the great local spot, The Rail, in my town of Whitehouse Station NJ! Stop in for some good food and drink, and live music!

Apr27

Coo Coo Cachoo Debut at Old Croton

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

Ed Jankiewicz and I make our duet debut at the amazing Old Croton Bar & Grill in Flemington NJ!

Thomas Johnston Plays Aunt Dee Dee's

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Aunt Dee Dee's Brick & Mortar, Main Street, Flemington NJ

Another return engagement at the awesome Aunt Dee Dee's, complete with a special 4/20 set list!

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! Enjoy an evening of incredible pizza and great music!

Thomas Johnston Plays Old Croton

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

Another return engagement at the fabulous Old Croton Bar & Grill in Flemington NJ!

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!

Thomas Johnston Returns to "Night Moves"

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WDVR 89.7 FM, Sergeantsville NJ

I am thrilled to return to Tyler Gran's show, "Night Moves", on WDVR 89.7 FM and wdvrfm.org! I'll be playing new songs and talking about upcoming shows!

Apr5

Coo Coo Cachoo Returns to PACC

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Polish American Citizens Club, Kline Boulavard, Whitehouse Station NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I return with our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show to the great Polish American Citizens Club in Whitehouse Station NJ!

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

A make-up for my February show that was postponed due to the ice storm that date. Great Italian food and an exemplary staff at Mama's!

Thomas Johnston at Old York Cellars Winery

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Old York Cellars Winery, 80 Old York Road, Ringoes NJ

My second of five appearances at the beautiful Old York Cellars Winery in Ringoes NJ!

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! Enjoy an evening of incredible pizza and great music!

Thomas Johnston Plays Mama's Cafe Baci

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Mama's Cafe Baci, Mountain Avenue, Hackettstown NJ

My monthly visit to the amazing Mama's Cafe Baci in Hackettstwon NJ! This great Italian restaurant has terrific food and drink, and a top shelf staff!

Thomas Johnston Plays Old Croton

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

A great way to end the St. Patrick's Day celebrations as I bring the music of the Irish (including mine) to the great Old Croton Bar & Grill in Flemington NJ!

Thomas Johnston Plays Asbury Coffee Mill

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Asbury Coffee Mill, Old Main Street, Asbury NJ

I'll be playing a St. Patrick's Day Brunch Show at the wonderful Asbury Coffee Mill in Asbury NJ! Terrific brunch menu and a friendly, attentive staff!