Thomas Johnston of Whitehouse Station, New Jersey has emerged as an acclaimed singer/songwriter and performer. He has gained a growing reputation for his high-quality, intricate finger picking style of guitar playing, along with vocals that range from delicate to powerful. His ability to converse with his audience and make them feel a part of the show while telling the stories behind the songs has led to his expanding fan base.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, with Irish family roots in County Clare and Belfast, Thomas Johnston crafts his original songs by combining Americana with an occasional touch of Irish music. His first three award-winning CD's, "Highway Signs and Highway Lines", "Table For One", and "More Songs to Sing", have all been well received and enjoyed by many. He is renowned for his ability to tell stories through songs with threads of truth and emotion that are relatable to his audience; big reasons he has been voted Hunterdon County NJ's Favorite Entertainer in 2022 and 2023!
Thomas Johnston plays a wide variety of venues, and, in addition to originals, performs a diverse group of classic country, classic rock, and Americana covers. He plays between 140 and 150 shows per year! In addition, he works with high school friend Ed Jankiewicz on "Coo Coo Cachoo", their Simon and Garfunkel Tribute Show.
Thomas Johnston continues to write great songs and make wonderful records. After releasing a holiday EP, “On This Christmas Day” in 2020, and his much-anticipated 5th solo record, "Traveling Companions", in June 2021 to much acclaim, Thomas has just released his 6th record, “The Trobadour”, with 14 new original songs!
Everything points to 2023 being a magical year for this humble singer/songwriter. He has been compared to Jason Isbell, Harry Chapin, David Gray, Willie Nelson, Glen Hansard, Christy Moore and Van Morrison, and some of his songs have been called "John Prine-ish". Check this site for postings of new shows and other happenings. And thank you for supporting the music of Thomas Johnston!