Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy New Year

Hello All-

My sincere thanks to everyone that was a part of starting up Fort Canoga Press, and everyone connected to our two books to date, There Was A Time, and Charlotte's Home Of The Blues. Personally, I am as proud of Fort Canoga as I have been with almost anything else I've helped to create. Thank you for helping to make Fort Canoga Press a reality, and there's lots more to come in 2014. Stay tuned, and check out our books on Amazon, as well as via our email.

Happy New Year,
December 31, 2013

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Thursday, December 19, 2013

WBTV story about Double Door Inn that discusses our book

Hello There-

Here's Steve Crump story on the Double Door Inn, and our book. FYI, the new version is called Charlotte's Home Of The Blues. Enjoy. I'm in this for a nano-second.
December 19, 2013

Friday, December 13, 2013

More info on the reissue of the Double Door Inn book on Fort Canoga Press


I'm proud to announce that I have reissued my 2009 book on the Double Door Inn, which I co-authored with Debby Wallace. Now titled "Charlotte's Home Of The Blues: 40 Years Of The Double Door Inn," this version brings the story of the famous Charlotte blues music venue up to date. This new edition features a new chapter, new photos, and the first ever publication of photos from the night that Eric Clapton played on the Double Door stage. We've also re-issued the book through Fort Canoga Press, making the Double Door book the second release under the FCP banner.

The book is currently available via the link below. The book will also be available at the Double Door Inn's 40th anniversary party on December 22nd.

Call or email anytime, and I hope to talk to you all soon,

November 13, 2013


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Double Door Inn book reissue is now available!


The Amazon link will be available next week. We hope to have copies at the Double Door Inn's 40th anniversary, and will have copies in stores soon after. More on this book soon. Thanks very much,
December 12, 2013

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Double Door Inn documentary that I'm in

Hello All-

A few years ago, I appeared in a documentary on Charlotte's own Double Door Inn, of which I co-authored a book on 2009. My thanks to Larry Sprinkle for reminding me about this video. This was also serve as a primer for our upcoming re-issue of the book, which will happen via Fort Canoga Press later this month. Enjoy. More soon,
December 3, 2013


Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nice review in Big Takeover Magazine of NC 60s book

Jacob Berger & Daniel Coston

There Was A Time: Rock ’n’ Roll In The 1960s In Charlotte, and North Carolina
            (Fort Canoga Press)

Any region boasts a rich musical past. Some, such as New York, L.A., and Nashville are known, but rock sprung up everywhere, including North Carolina, and Berger and Coston are perfect historical guides. In this oral history, the region’s early days of rock, with such artists as The Paragons [not the “TheTide is High” ‘60s Jamaican ska group or the ‘50s Brooklyn R&B group.—ed.] with their 1966 local hit “Abba” and others show the development of a scene that rode the wave of the British Invasion, soul from Motown and Stax, and AM radio pop. Later, early efforts by Don Dixon (with Arrogance) or Mitch Easter with his early band Sacred Irony, helped lead, decades later to the area becoming one of the most important stopping grounds in the1980s punk/new wave scene. Berger and Coston have produced a work that will serve as a compelling read. (therewasatimebook.blogspot.com)

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Four Star review of There Was A Time in Blurt Magazine


My thanks for Fred Mills for this review. For those of you that have found this site via the review, you can find out more about the book at therewasatimebook.blogspot.com. You can also order the book on Amazon.com, or send me an email. Thanks,
November 11, 2013

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Double Door Inn coming soon

Hello All-

We're currently working on an updated version of the Double Door Inn book. Keep checking this page for updates about its release. Thanks,
October 16, 2013

Monday, August 26, 2013

Welcome to Fort Canoga Press


Welcome to Fort Canoga Press. When we were kids, many of us built a fort. It was our place, our space. Some place that we could call our own. When I was a kid, I had a fort out behind my house, and I named it Fort Canoga, after the town in upstate New York that my family had lived in.

All these years later, I put together Fort Canoga Press as a publishing name and outlet for my writing and photographic ideas, all under one roof. Like a fort. Because all of these years later, one should still be able to dream of creating something bigger than one's self.

Our first book, "There Was A Time: Rock & Roll In The 1960s in Charlotte, and North Carolina", was released in May. You can check it out at the book's website, therewasatimebook.blogspot.com, and pick it up via Amazon.com, or contact us here. Many new projects are on the way, so check back to this site soon.

Thanks, and enjoy,
August 26, 2013
danielcoston at aol dot com
Fort Canoga Press copyright 2013 Daniel Coston