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

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!

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!


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 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!


Coo Coo Cachoo at Aunt Dee Dee's

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Aunt Dee Dee's Brick & Mortar, Main Street, Flemington NJ

My old friend Ed Jankiewicz and I return to Aunt Dee Dee's for their 1st Anniversary! The food is amazing, and the staff is awesome!