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

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!

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!

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Previous events

Thomas Johnston Plays 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! Wonderful Italian restaurant with amazing food and staff!

Thomas Johnston Solo Debut at The National Hotel

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The Rathskellar Bar at The National Hotel, Race Street, Frenchtown NJ

I am making my solo debut at the Ratheskellar Bar located at The National Hotel in Frenchtown NJ!

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! Some of the best pizza you'll ever have to go with the music!

Thomas Johnston Debut at The Rail

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The Rail at Readington, Main Street (Route 523), Whitehouse Station NJ

My debut at The Rail, a great venue in downtown Whitehouse Station NJ! Terrific food and a very friendly staff!

Feb9

Coo Coo Cachoo Return to Harper's Table

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Harper's Table, Route 31 North, Annandale NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I return to Harper's Table with songs by Simon & Garfunkel among many others.

Thomas Johnston Returns to Old Croton

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

Another return engagement at the great Old Croton Bar & Grill in Flemington NJ! Amazing food and a super staff!

Thomas Johnston Plays The Dubliner

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

Another return engagement at the great Irish pub/restaurant, The Dubliner in New Hope PA! Superb atmosphere, staff, food and drink!

Jan20

Coo Coo Cachoo Debut at Asbury Coffee Mill

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Asbury Coffee Mill, Old Main Street, Asbury NJ

Ed Jankiewicz and I bring our Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show to the awesome Asbury Coffee Mill in Asbury NJ! Great place for a Sunday Brunch!

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 Hackettstown NJ! Wonderful Italian food and a super-friendly staff!

Thomas Johnston Plays The Dubliner

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

Another return to the great Irish pub/restaurant, The Dubliner in New Hope PA! Wonderful atmosphere, great food and drink, and a top-notch staff!

Thomas Johnston Returns to Old Croton

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Old Croton Bar & Grill, Croton Avenue, Flemington NJ

My return engagement to the awesome Old Croton Bar & Grill in Flemington NJ! Great food, and a friendly, attentive staff!

Dec22

Thomas Johnston Opens for The Wag

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Espresso Joe's, West Front Street, Keyport NJ

Once again, I will be the opening the Christmas Toy Drive Show for my favorite band, The Wag, at the awesome Espresso Joe's in Keyport NJ!

Dec22

Thomas Johnston @ Stangl Farmer's Market

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Stangl Factory Farmer's Market, Stangl Road & Mine Street, Flemington NJ

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

Dec19

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!

Dec16

Thomas Johnston @ Asbury Coffee Mill

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Asbury Coffee Mill, Old Main Street, Asbury NJ

A return engagement at the great Asbury Coffee Mill in Asbury NJ!

Dec14

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!

Dec8

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 fabulous Aunt Dee Dee's Brick & Mortar in Flemington NJ!

Dec2

Thomas Johnston Plays Linden Hill Gardens

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Linden Hill Gardens, Route 611, Ottsville PA

The second of two return engagements at the awesome Holiday Festival at Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville PA!

Dec1

Thomas Johnston Plays Linden Hill Gardens

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Linden Hill Gardens, Route 611, Ottsville PA

The first of two return engagements at the awesome Holiday Festival at Linden Hill Gardens in Ottsville PA!

Nov24

Thomas Johnston Plays Dickens Days

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Christie's, Main Street & Leigh Street, Clinton NJ

The second of two return engagements at the fabulous Dickens Days celebration in Clinton NJ!