Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year


Safe travels to all, and we'll have news soon about our newest FCP book. Best wishes.
December 31, 2014

Saturday, November 29, 2014

New Store Carrying Our Books

Hello All-

If you're in Salisbury, NC, the Literary Bookpost ( is now carrying all of our fine FCP books. Stop by, check out the cool store, and check out our books. Thanks,
November 30, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Upcoming Schedule For Where You Can Buy Fort Canoga Books For Christmas

Happy holidays! There’s a lot going on here. I’ve got a few book signings and discussions coming up throughout North Carolina. Here’s the schedule. Email me if you would like more info on any of these events. Thanks, and see you on the road.

November 15th- Double Door Inn, Charlotte, NC. MC’ing and playing with the Mannish Boys, and Shelia and Max of Arhooly. 9pm showtime. Books will be available at the show.

November 19th- Southern Christmas Show, Charlotte, NC. Christmas stage, 2pm to 3pm. 

November 22nd- Book talk! I’ll be talking about both my NC Musicians book, and my NC 1960s Rock & Roll book. Photos, and copies of all my books will be a available. 11:30am to 1pm. University City Library, Charlotte, NC, near UNCC. See flyer for more details.

November 29th- Literary Bookpost bookstore, Salisbury, NC, from 3 to 5pm. All of my books will be available for purchase.

December 20th- Mast General Store, Boone, NC, from 11am to 4pm. Talking about and signing my North Carolina Musicians book. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Briarhoppers Book Is Now Available!

Hello All-

I'm proud to announce that my new book, The Briarhoppers: The Circle Rolls On, is now available. This project started three years ago as a collaboration between myself and Dwight Moody, featuring my years of photographing The Legendary WBT Briarhoppers. After Dwight's passing, I decided to finish the book, which features 12 years of my photos of the band from their original members, to the current lineup. This is the first time that Fort Canoga Press has released a book with full color photos, and also features my own recollections of the people that have made the band so special. Check it out at the link below. Thanks, and I hope to see you at one of my upcoming book signings.
October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Announcement Of A New Forthcoming Book From Fort Canoga Press

The Briarhoppers: The Circle Rolls On, written and photographed by Daniel Coston. This book is a special scrapbook of Daniel's fifteen years of photographing the Briarhoppers, and covers the band from their original members, to its current form. Nearly 70 pages of color and B&W photos, with recollections and stories about the bandmembers. Available later this month via, and other outlets. Check this website for more information.

October 15, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More Soon

Hello All-

We'll be announcing soon a new author to our roster. Plus, I'll be back promoting the FCP books later this fall. Until then, check out our book on the NC 1960s Rock & Roll scene at-

Thanks, and talk to you all again soon,
August 5, 2014

Saturday, June 14, 2014

We'll Be On WNCW Again This Wednesday (June 18th)

Hello All-

I'll be on WNCW again this Wednesday, June 18th at 1pm, playing records that are featured in There Was A Time: Rock & Roll In The 1960s In Charlotte, And North Carolina. That's 88.7FM in North Carolina, or always online at See you on the radio.
June 14, 2014 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Our Big NC 1960s Book Second Edition Events This Month

Here's a reminder of our upcoming events to celebrate the second edition release of There Was A Time. Hope to see you there. -There Was A Time book event at the Charlotte Museum Of History. June 12th, 6pm, free admission. Discussion by yours truly about the music featured in the book, and performance by the Mannish Boys. -2nd annual Charlotte '60s Rock & Roll Reunion. Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC. With Thee Dirtybeats, the Young Ages, Good Bad & The Ugly, and the Mannish Boys. MC'ed by yours truly. $15. 7pm doors, 8pm showtime.
June 9, 2014

Friday, May 23, 2014

There Was A Time Second Edition Is Now Available

It's now available! The second edition of There Was A Time: Rock & Roll In The 1960s In Charlotte, And North Carolina is now ready for purchase. This new edition features a whole new design by Greg Russell, several new interviews, newly found photos, discography, index, and a more complete story of the Rock & Roll scene in North Carolina during that remarkable time. My thanks as always to my co-author Jake Berger, Donny Fletcher, and everyone that's been a part of this project. Please come out to our events at the Charlotte Museum Of History on June 12th, and our big release party/Charlotte 60s Reunion concert at Neighborhood Theatre on June 21st. Until then, safe travels.

May 23, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Facebook Event Pages For The June 12th and 21st Shows

Hello All-

Here's the event pages for the release of the second edition of There Was A Time. The June 12th event will feature a talk by yours truly, and is free to all. Afterwards, you'll be good and ready for our big blow-out release party at Neighborhood Theatre on June 21st, with the Mannish Boys, Young Ages, Good Bad & The Ugly (GBU), and Thee Dirtybeats. Spread the word, and see you there.

May 7, 2014

Tickets Are Now Available For The NC 60s 2nd Edition Release Party

See you there,
April 24, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Announcement of release of 2nd edition of There Was A Time

Announcing the release of the second edition of There Was A Time: Rock & Roll In The 1960s In Charlotte, And North Carolina. Now with more interviews, more photos, a new design, and a more complete story of the music and people that defined what Rock & Roll was in North Carolina during the 1960s.

We have not one, but two big events to celebrate the new edition's release.

June 12th - Charlotte Museum Of History, 6pm. Co-author Daniel Coston will present a talk about the music of North Carolina during the 1960s, and show many rare and never-before-seen photos from that time. The evening will conclude with a short set by co-author Jacob "Jake" Berger and the Mannish Boys. Free admission.

June 21st - Neighborhood Theatre, 8pm. The 2nd annual Charlotte 60s reunion show. With the Young Ages, Good Bad & The Ugly (GBU), Mannish Boys, and one more awesome band to be announced soon. Tickets are $15, and will be available in advance, or at the door. 

Copies of There Was A Time will be available at both events. Look for event pages for both events on Facebook soon, and check out, or for more info. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fort Canoga Press On The Road

Hello All-

I'll be at Fireside Books in Shelby, NC on March 22nd at 2pm, talking about the NC 1960s book, the Double Door Inn book, as well as other future projects. Please come by and say hello. See you on the road,
March 6, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Save The Dates, More Info Soon

June 12, 6pm

June 21, 8pm

More info soon.
February 24, 2014

Updated NC 1960s Book, and Release Party

Hello All-

I'm happy to announce that we're working on an updated edition of There Was A Time. So much new information has come in since we published the book last year, that we decided to put it all in a second edition, with some extra surprises. Stay tuned.

Also, for those of you who came to our Charlotte 60s Reunion concert last June, we're going to be doing that show again. Your favorites from last year will be back, along with some new reunions. I'll be announcing the lineup, and show date and time soon.

More soon. Safe travels,
February 7, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Ugly Things review/Booksigning in Shelby on March 22nd

Hello All-

I'm happy to report that our NC 1960s book got a very nice review in the new issue of Ugly Things Magazine. Ugly Things is a fantastic magazine that has supported the Garage Rock, Psychedelia and other genres since 1983. Check it out online, and pick up a copy. 

I'm also happy to report that I'll be doing a booksigning for both my NC 60s book, and the North Carolina Musicians photo/interview book at Fireside Books in Shelby, NC on March 22nd at 2pm. I'll talk, I'll sign books (hopefully) and maybe we'll play some records while we're there. I hope to see you there. Thanks,
January 20, 2014