Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Reminder About Mint Museum Event I'm Part Of This Sunday

This Sunday (June 29th), I'll be taking part in the final event for the Bearing Witness exhibit at the Mint Museum Randolph. I'll be exhibiting and presenting four new photos, along with several other local photographers. The event is from 3 to 5pm. Thanks, and I hope to see you all there.
June 23, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Another Nice Article About Saturday

Here's a nice writeup about our event on Saturday. Hope to see you there.
June 19, 2014

Playlist For MY WNCW Appearance

Nova Local- If You Only Had The Time
Grifs- Keep Dreamin'
Paragons- Abba
Pink And Green- Shirley Hughey
Young Ages- In My Own Time
Psychic Motion- Big Teaser
Satyrs- Don't Be Surprised
Sundown- 18th Edition
Mannish Boys- Hey Rosalyn
Words Of Luv- I'd Have To Be Out Of My Kind
Thee Dirtybeats- Cool One
Sacred Irony- I See Love
Fabulous Wunz- If I Cry
Huckleberry Mudflap- Blue Surf

June 19, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

My Fox 46 Story About Last Week's Event

Enjoy! Thanks to David for putting this together,
June 18, 2014

WBTV, and WNCW tomorrow

Hello All-

I'll also be on WBTV (channel 3 in Charlotte, NC) tomorrow morning (June 18th) at 8am, talking about the new book and upcoming show, before going to WNCW for the 1pm guest DJ slot. Here's WNCW write-up for tomorrow-

See you on TV, and on the radio.
June 17, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Chad & Jeremy photos, Port Washington, LI, NY, Feb. 18, 2014

Chad & Jeremy
Port Washington Public Library
Port Washington, Long Island, NY
February 18, 2014
all photos copyright 2014 Daniel Coston

Saturday, June 14, 2014

I'll Be On WNCW 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

James Alan Shelton

Hello All-

With all of my recent events and travels, I have been struggling to write something about the passing of James Alan Shelton that does the man justice. So here goes.

I first met James in 1999, when Ralph Stanley played the Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC. Despite being Ralph's right hand man, ace guitar player and road manager, James was also the guy in the band that you could to. He was a good guy, very good with people, and many people gravitated to him after meeting him. As did I. Over the next few years, as I photographed Ralph in several different cities, James was always there. Making introductions (or re-introductions) to Ralph, facilitating the use of my photos in Ralph's songbook, and always being a calming influence on the road.

James later hired to shoot his 2006 album Walking Down The Line, which was a lot of fun. You can still see several of those photos on his website. James also lived and grew up close to the Carter Family, and we also bonded over the music and the history of that family.

James convinced me to come to Ralph's annual festival in 2006, which featured numerous former members of Ralph's band. It was an amazing day to witness and photograph. James then told that I needed to come up to the festival the following year, as Porter Waggoner would be playing, and that I really should be there. Sadly, my schedule at the time did not allow me to make it Virginia for that event, and Waggoner passed away several weeks after the show. Once again, James, you were right.

I did not get the chance to stay in touch with James the last few years as often as I should have, but I still wrote him occasionally. Several weeks ago, I went looking for James backstage at Merlefest. I found the band, and the bus, but not James. A few weeks later, he was gone.

Hi James. You were one of the best, and most fun musicians I ever had the great honor to work with. Thank you for the years of friendship, emails and photos. My best to your family, to Greta, and to all your cats that miss you like I do. As do many others.

Safe travels, and say hello to George Shuffler for me. I know that he's looking forward to seeing you again, as well.
June 14, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Olivia Fortson Spreads The Word On My Events

From My Facebook Page

My 60s NC Rock & Roll presentation for the Charlotte Museum Of History on Thursday (June 12th) is ready to go! Lots of pics, lots of music. Event begins at 6pm, my talk will start around 6:40, and followed by a short set from my co-author Jake Berger and the Mannish Boys. Free admission, and copies of all my books will be available. See you there. RIP Rik Mayall. The People's Poet is dead, but the work lives on.
June 10, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Reminder of my big events this week, and next week

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. I'll be speaking around 6:40pm.
-2nd annual Charlotte '60s Rock & Roll Reunion. June 21st, 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 show.
June 9, 2014

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mint Museum Event I'll Be A Part Of June 29th

June 2, 2014