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 Edition Of The Double Door Inn Book Is Now Available

Hello all-

The third and final edition of Home Of The Blues is now available! The Amazon link will be posted here shortly. Original book co-author Daniel Coston has re-written the book to not only update the story, but also give more information about the venue's history, and what made the Double Door Inn so special. New interviews with owners Nick and Matthew Karres, numerous musicians and patrons, including all of the Spongetones, DDI staffers, and a more detailed history of the building that housed one of the greatest blues music venues in the world.

Spread the word, and more news soon,
-Daniel
June 14, 2017

Monday, June 5, 2017

Janet Crane Barley's Next Book Talk

Hello all-

We're thrilled to announce that FCP author Janet Crane Barley will be speaking at the Waterville, Ohio public library on October 11th at 6:30pm. Ms. Barley always gives a fantastic talk about her book, and her travels to the United Kingdom, so this is one that you shouldn't miss. Spread the word, and more news soon,
-Daniel
June 5, 2017

Advance Press For 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.

Friday, May 19, 2017

New Double Door Inn Book Almost Ready

Hello all-

I have the proofs back of the new Double Door Inn book, and this looks great. Time to make final corrections, and get this book out there for all to see. Stay tuned, and see you all soon,
-Daniel
May 19, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Double Door Inn Book, Third Edition Coming Soon

Hello all-

We're currently hard at work on the third and final edition of the Double Door Inn book. This new version has really turned into something special, and we can't wait for you to see it. Updates coming soon. Stay tuned!
-Daniel
March 14, 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 our NC 1960s Rock & Roll book. 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 we featured in our NC 1960s Rock & Roll 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

Free Event Talk At Jesse Brown's Outdoors On February 2nd

Hello all-

Just a reminder that I (Daniel Coston) will be speaking at Jesse Brown's Outdoors in Charlotte, NC 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 our FCP books will be available. Come by and say hello, and hope to see you there.
-Daniel
January 31, 2017

RIP Dave Long

Hello All-

I wanted to acknowledge the passing of Dave Long, who took the cover photo of our 1960s NC Rock & Roll book. Dave was also interviewed for the book. Safe travels, Dave, and thank you for all the music and work that you created.
-Daniel
January 31, 2017