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

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!

A Busy Summer Continues 

After a 20-show June, the month of July will be just about as busy!  Fifteen shows booked so far, with three of four more possible!  And the beat goes on!

Shows and More Shows 

The show schedule just keeps growing!  I've added more dates from June thru September!  Plus, shows for October thru December to be posted soon!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Previous events

Jul21

Thomas Johnston @ The Filling Station

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The Filling Station, Main Street, Flemington NJ

I'll be making my debut at the festive Filling Station on Main Street in Flemington NJ!

Jul21

Thomas Johnston Plays The Shoppes Farmer's Market

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

Another return engagement to the new and wonderful Shoppes Farmer's Market in Whitehouse Station NJ!

Jul20

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton NJ

My 5th of eight appearances at the "Come Together" Music Series in Clinton NJ!

Jul17

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!

Jul15

Coo Coo Cachoo at the National Hotel

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National Hotell, Frenchtown NJ

"Old Friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I make our debut with our Simon and Garfunkel Tribute show at the National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!

Jul14

Thomas Johnston Plays the Holland Twp Farm Market

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Holland Township Farmer's Market, Firehouse Parking Lot, Holland Township, NJ

My first of two summer appearances at the great Holland Township NJ Farmer's Market!

Jul13

Thomas Johnston Plays Luna Pizza Restaurant

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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!

Jul10

Thomas Johnston Debut @ North Branch Library

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Hunterdon County Library, 65 Halstead Street, Clinton NJ

My debut at the Hunterdon County North Branch Library in Clinton NJ!

Jul7

Thomas Johnston @ The Stockton Market

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Stockton Market, Bridge Street, Stockton NJ

I'll be playing a 3-hour show at the amazing Stockton Market as part of their fundraiser for the Stockton Fire Department!

Jul6

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton, NJ

My 4th of eight appearances at the "Come Together" Music Series in Clinton NJ!

Jul1

Thomas Johnston @ Rick Barth's Acoustic Showcase

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Stanhope House, Stanhope NJ

I'll be doing a 25-minute set of originals at Rick Barth's Songwriter Showcase extravaganza at the Stanhope House in Stanhope NJ!

Jun24

Thomas Johnston @ Linden Hill Gardens

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Linden Hill Gardens, Route 611, Ottsville PA

Day Two of another great event at the beautiful Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville PA!

Jun23

Thomas Johnston @ Flemington Car Show

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The Filling Station, Main Street, Flemington NJ

Another performance for the great Flemington Car Shows, this time a debut at The Filling Station beer garden!

Jun23

Thomas Johnston @ Linden Hill Gardens

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Linden Hill Gardens, Route 611, Ottsville PA

Day One of another wonderful event at the fabulous Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville PA!

Jun22

Thomas Johnston @ Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton NJ

My third of eight appearances at the Clinton NJ Come Together Music Series!

Jun19

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 Flemington NJ!

Jun17

Thomas Johnston Debut at Music in Milford

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Chocolate in the Oven, Bridge Street, Milford NJ

My debut at the new Music in Milford Music Series in Milford NJ!

Jun17

Thomas Johnston Plays the Clinton Farmer's Market

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Clinton Farmer's Market, Firehouse Parking Lot, Clinton NJ

Another return engagement at the great Clinton NJ Farmer's Market!

Jun16

Thomas Johnston Plays Aunt Dee Dee's

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Aunt Dee Dee's, Main Street, Flemington NJ

Another return engagement at the amazing Aunt Dee Dee's in Flemington NJ!

Jun16

Thomas Johnston @ Shoppes at the Farm

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

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