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

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!

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.

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Here's Where I'm Playing Next

Previous events

Apr26

Thomas Johnston 4th Sunday @ Baker's Treat

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Baker's Treat Cafe, Route 12, Flemington NJ

My 4ht Sunday of the Month Series continues at the fabulous Baker's Treat Café in Flemington NJ!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Apr25

Thomas Johnston Plays Rock the LUP

Espresso Joe's, 50 West Front Street, Keyport NJ

Performing at a benefit show for the Lupus Foundation at Espresso Joe's in Keyport!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Apr24

Thomas Johnston Debut at Ottsville Farmers' Market

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Ottsville Farmers' Market, 8230 Easton Road (Rte 611), Ottsville PA

My debut at the Ottsville PA Farmers' Market!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Apr17

Thomas Johnston Returns to Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, 429 Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

Another evening of acoustic music at the awesome pizza restaurant in Three Bridges!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Apr10

Thomas Johnston Returns to Luna

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Luna Pizza Restaurant, 429 Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

Bringing some sweet acoustic music to the awesome pizza restaurant in Three Bridges!

0.0 Age limit: All ages

Apr4

Thomas Johnston @ Stangl Farmers' Market

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Stangl Factory Farmers' Market, 12 Mine Street, Flemington NJ

A return to the great Stangl Farmers' Market for a 5-hour show!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Mar22

Thomas Johnston 4th Sunday @ Baker's Treat

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Baker's Treat Cafe, Route 12, Flemington NJ

My 4th Sunday of the Month Series continues at the fabulous Baker's Treat Café in Flemington NJ!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Mar15

Thomas Johnston Returns to the A&B

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The Alchemist & Barrister Pub, Witherspoon Street, Princeton NJ

A return engagement where I'll be playing predominantly Irish tunes at the classic venue in Princeton NJ!

0.00 Age limit: 18+

Mar14

Thomas Johnston St. Patrick's Show @ Grover's Mill

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Grover's Mill Coffee House, Princeton-Hightstown Road, West Windsor NJ

I'll be joining the talented Joe Hutchinson playing some great Irish music at the awesome Grover's Mill Coffee House!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Feb22

Thomas Johnston 4th Sunday @ Baker's Treat

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Baker's Treat Cafe, Route 12, Flemington NJ

My 4th Sunday of the Month series continues at the fabulous Baker's Treat Café in Flemington NJ!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Feb8

Thomas Johnston @ AlVis and Friends

Espresso Joe's, 50 West Front Street, Keyport NJ

Playing a set at the monthly music series at Espresso Joe's!

0.00 Age limit: 18+

Jan30

Thomas Johnston CD Release Celebration

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Espresso Joe's, 50 West Front Street, Keyport NJ

An event to celebrate the release of "Table For One", including some very special guests!

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Jan25

Thomas Johnston 4th Sunday @ Baker's Treat

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Baker's Treat Cafe, Route 12, Flemington NJ

The first of a series of 4th Sunday of the month shows at the amazing Baker's Treat Café in Flemington NJ!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Jan17

Thomas Johnston @ Stangl Farmer's Market

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

Another performance at the fabulous farmer's market in Flemington NJ!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Jan3

Thomas Johnston Plays the Acoustic Cafe

Pottersville Reformed Church, 2091 Black River Road, Pottersville NJ

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Dec21

Thomas Johnston Christmas and Other Songs

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Baker's Treat Cafe, Route 12, Flemington NJ

A return engagement to the fabulous Baker's Treat Café in Flemington!

0.00 Age limit: All ages

Dec19

Thomas Johnston Christmas at Luna

Luna Pizza Restaurant, 429 Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

Playing Christmas, and other, songs at the fabulous pizza restaurant in Three Bridges!

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Dec5

Thomas Johnston Plays Luna

Luna Pizza Restaurant, 429 Main Street, Three Bridges NJ

A return engagement to the amazing venue with the amazing pizza!

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