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

Aug18

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays Holland Township

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

"Old Friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show to the great Holland Township Farmer's Market!

Aug17

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton NJ

My 7th of eight appearances at the "Come Together" Music Series in Clinton, NJ!

Aug11

Thomas Johnston @ The Dubliner

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The Dubliner on the Delaware, Main Street, New Hope PA

Another return engagement to what is rapidly becoming one of my favorite places to play, The Dubliner in New Hope PA!

Aug11

Thomas Johnston Plays the Holland Twp Farmer's Market

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

My second appearance at the great Holland Township Farmer's Market!

Aug10

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!

Aug5

Thomas Johnston Plays Music in Milford

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Riverside Treasures, Bridge Street, Milford NJ

My second appearance at the new music series, Music in Milford, this time at Riverside Treasures!

Aug4

Coo Coo Cachoo @ the Flemington Car Show

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Flemington Car Show, Mine and Main Street, Flemington NJ

"Old Friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show to the Flemington Car Show!

Aug4

Coo Coo Cachoo Plays the Tomato Corn & Beer Festival

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Tomato Corn & Beer Festival, Stangl Road, Flemington NJ

"Old Friend" Ed Jankiewicz and I will bring the tunes of Simon & Garfunkel, plus some other classics, to the Tomato Corn & Beer Festival in Flemington NJ!

Aug3

Thomas Johnston Plays Clinton's Come Together

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Next to Heartstrings, West Main Street, Clinton, NJ

My 6th of eight appearances at the "Come Together" Music Series in Clinton, NJ!

Jul28

Thomas Johnston Plays the Flemington Car Show

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Main Street Bagel, Main Street, Flemington NJ

A return engagement to the awesome Flemington Car Show on Main Street in Flemington NJ!

Jul28

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stangl Market

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Stangl Market, Stangl Road, Flemington NJ

I'll be doing a 6-hour marathon at the great Stangl Market in Flemington NJ!

Jul27

Thomas Johnston Plays the Stockton Market

Stockton Market, Bridge Street, Stockton NJ

I'll be celebrating my birthday by performing at the amazing Stockton Market in Stockton NJ!

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!