Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Here's Where You Can Purchase Home Of The Blues

Hello all-

You can purchase the book on Amazon here-

https://www.amazon.com/dp/0999101900/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1497492356&sr=8-5&keywords=daniel+coston 

The book will be available at Park Road Books, and other independent bookstore shortly. Stay tuned for news on book signing events, and more. Thank you, spread the word, and here's to the Double Door Inn.
-Daniel
June 14, 2017

The New Double Door Inn Book Is Now Available

Hello all-

The third and final edition of the Double Door Inn is now available. This new edition features the complete story of the fabled Charlotte, NC music venue, and features many of those who also starred in There Was A Time. Amazon link coming shortly. Thank you, email anytime, and stay tuned for more news.
-Daniel
June 14, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

News About The Release Of The Updated Double Door Inn Book

Home Of The Blues: A History Of The Double Door Inn, a comprehensive history of one of the fabled Charlotte music venue, is now available. After the Double Door’s closing in January, co-author Daniel Coston went to work on updating and re-working the book that he originally collaborated on in 2008 with the late Debby Wallace. This new edition brings the story of the Double Door Inn up to date, and features numerous new interviews with longtime owner Nick Karres, brother and original co-owner Matthew Karres, and numerous local and national musicians. The book also dives into the history of Charlotte, and the building that became one of the oldest music venues in the United States.

The book his being published through Fort Canoga Press. The book will be available at Park Road Books, in Charlotte, and other independent bookstores. For interviews, distribution questions, or media about the book, contact Daniel Coston at 704-841-9371, or danielcoston@aol.com.

Monday, March 13, 2017

RIP Barry Stacks Of The Grifs

Hello all-

Barry Stacks, singer and leader of the Grifs, passed away two weeks ago. Barry formed the Grifs in Charlotte, NC in 1964, and they went to record two of the best singles that ever came from the city, "Catch A Ride" and "Keep Dreaming". I interviewed Barry for both editions of my NC 1960s Rock & Roll book, and have recently come into a whole cache of Grifs photos, which I hope to share soon. Thanks for the ride, Barry,
-Daniel
March 13, 2017

Friday, February 3, 2017

Norman Blake Salutes The Paragons And "Abba"!

Hello all-

Imagine my surprise as I'm reading the new issue of Mojo Magazine 60s, as Norman Blake of Teenage Fanclub is listing his favorite songs of the 1960s. The first song listed? "Abba", by the Paragons. A song, and a band that I featured in our book. Wow! Thank you, Norman. And how is it that I still haven't seen the Fannies live yet? I must remedy that, immediately.

And yes, the video of the Paragons playing "Abba" on The Village Sqaure TV show in 1967 is awesome. Let's play it now!
-Daniel
February 3, 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDxjm8BkGBU 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Jesse Brown's Outdoors Speaking Engagement On February 2nd

Hello all-

Just a reminder that I'll be speaking at Jesse Brown's Outdoors at 6pm on Thursday, February 2nd. It's a free event, and I'll be speaking for twenty minutes about my adventures in photography and music. All of my books, including the NC 1960 book, will be available. Come by and say hello, and hope to see you there.
-Daniel
January 31, 2017

RIP Dave Long

Hello all-

Dave Long, a longtime musician, photographer, booking agent, and all-around point person in Charlotte, passed away recently. Dave played tambourine on the Paragons' legendary "Abba" single, and took the cover photo of our book. Safe travels, Dave, and thank you for all that you did.
-Daniel
January 31, 2017