November 9, 2020Kings of Friday Night: The Lincolns – This micro-documentary was researched and written by A.J.B. Johnston as a companion piece to his book of the same name. The narration is by Costas Halavrezos and Tom Ryan produced and directed the video. Former Lincoln Barry Ryan supplied the 1960s Lincolns songs. Special thanks to the Hon. Margaret Norrie McCain.

June 2020 – A conversation from the Book Me! Podcast with Costas Halavrezos:

The word “legendary” is applied loosely to too many bands
But “The Lincolns” of Truro have earned it.

From their start in the early 1960s through reunions from the late 70s onward, their explosive brand of R&B and soul moved Maritimers onto the dance floor and set a new standard for live shows.

AJB (Jay) Johnston’s “Kings of Friday Night: The Lincolns” reveals the musicians’ stories – both personal and from road trips on the Maritime circuit – with warmth and the appreciation of a fan reflecting on the lasting effect the band has had on a generation.



April 2020 – Interview with Wendy Bergfeldt of CBC Mainstreet (Cape Breton) on the release of Kings of Friday Night: The Lincolns.


June 2017 – Interview with Felicia Latour about the Nova Scotia Musem’s “Vanguard” exhibit. Originally broadcast on CBC Mainstreet.

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May 10, 2016 – AJB Johnston’s conversation with Don Connolly of CBC Information Morning about author Evelyn Eaton and the inspiration of Louisbourg, broadcast on 4 May 2016.

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September 11, 2015 – A.J.B. Johnston discusses his latest novel, Crossings, in an interview with CBC Mainstreet Cape Breton.

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June 18, 2013 – Paul Brothers interviews A.J.B. Johnston to discuss the Fortress of Louisbourg celebrating its 300th anniversary in 2013. Watch it by clicking on the link or the image below:


A.J.B. Johnston interview about the writing of Thomas: A Secret Life

On 18th-Century Life

On writing history, mood and atmosphere

On telling history through fiction

On reimagining Thomas Pichon

Watch A.J.B.’s interview with Amy Smith on CBC’s At the Table. (Winter 2012)

A.J.B. in Saving Louisbourg on CBC-TV’s Land and Sea (October 14, 2012)


Louisbourg historian to be knighted by French Government, Cape Breton Post, November 2011

Read or download PDF: Land & Sea & Louisbourg: 5000 Years and Counting by A.J.B. Johnston


A.J.B. at the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia

A.J.B. on Word on the Street