Thursday, March 31, 2022

The Cyrkle's New Single, We Thought We Could Fly

About a year ago, I was in my office searching for a Carter Family recording. Instead, I found Andrew Sandoval's Happy To Be Here, a great CD that I highly recommend. Listening that night to the song, "He Can Fly", featuring the vocals of Tom Dawes, the late Cyrkle bassist and all-around harmony hound, a crazy idea popped in my head.

I sent the song to Don Dannemann and asked him for his thoughts, without telling him who was singing the harmony parts. Don liked the song, and then I revealed why I'd sent it to him. Don and Tom had been talking about forming a new band shortly before Tom left this earth all too soon in 2007. Now, Don had the chance to sing with Tom again.

After Andrew graciously agreed to send along the tracks to the song, Don went to work, and created a new song with Tom's vocals that tells the story of his friendship with Tom. The song is now available on Youtube, complete with music video, and on Apple Music. 

Go see the Cyrkle this weekend in Michigan, and see Don at The Fest on Sunday. And stay tuned for the Cyrkle's new studio album, which is coming soon.

Thank you Andrew, Don, to video editor Alan Beavers, and to Tom Dawes. From wayward dreams, come new ideas and sounds. See you there, and see you on the road.

March 31, 2022

Monday, March 28, 2022


My sincere thanks to everyone that came out to the Earl Scruggs Center for my exhibit's opening reception, and special thanks to Dolph Ramseur for checking out the show, and his role in this journey. The show is open until early September. See you all again soon, and see you on the road.


March 28, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

New Interview With Ken Michaels

This was lots of fun, with news on the Cyrkle, a Left Banke discussion, and more.



March 24, 2022

Monday, March 7, 2022

New Podcast With Me


March 5, 2022

Sunday, March 6, 2022

Friday And Saturday

Friday, photos at three concerts. Saturday, photos of Cat Babbie and many others at the VAPA Center opening, and the CLTBallet gala, where Hugh McColl hit the dance floor in a top hat, and Gloria Gaynor (yes, really) sang "I Will Survive". I don't know what kind of alternate reality that was, but it was a fun universe to pass through.

Embrace the fun in both loud and quiet moments. They are all too fleeting. See you in the stars, and see you on the road.

March 6, 2022

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Strangers On A Train Thank You's

It's taken me several days to put together my thoughts on the release of the Left Banke CD, Strangers On A Train, which I co-produced. The path to this release was a two-year journey that goes far deeper than I can say. In life, we never say thank you enough, so I'm going to say my thank you's now, before the world distracts me again.

To the Omnivore Recordings team. Cheryl, Glenn, Lee, Greg. To Michael Graves, who did the amazing mastering for this release. Thank you. 

To all of those that became very used to my emails, calls and texts over the last two years. Yvonne Vital, and your beautiful family, Marg Finn, Patricia McAllister, Sam Kogon, Jon Ihle, Cookie Dakes, and others. Thank you. 

To Charly Cazalet, the true Mayor of New York City, and bassist for much of Strangers. You've always been part of the Left Banke story, and once again, you are.

To Mike Fornatale, Rick Reil, Susan Aquila, Paul Alves, Mickey Finn and others. This CD is the continuation of the work that you did, and I have not forgotten. Thank you.

This CD could not be created without those that came before me. Scott Schinder (who is also my co-producer on this CD), Andrew Sandoval, Bill Inglot, Bill Levinson, John Kennedy, Char Fezza, Jim Burns, Evan Ottersland, and many more. Thank you.

To Jan Barley, Chris Garges and Neil Allen. I wish that you were here for this, but somewhere, I know that you still are.

Lastly, to Michael, Steve, Tom and George, the work that you began in a studio in New York in 1965 will live forever. And I'm proud to help carry your work to the next person that needs to hear you. 

Left Banke, forever.

Thank you all, and see you on the road.


March 2, 2022

Deke Dickerson Photos, Charlotte, NC, February 27, 2022

Deke Dickerson 

Thirsty Beaver 

Charlotte, NC

February 27, 2022 

All photos copyright 2022 Daniel Coston


March 2, 2022

Smoke On The Mountain Photos, Charlotte, NC, February 21, 2022

Smoke On The Mountain 

Theatre Charlotte

Great Aunt Stella Center

Charlotte, NC

February 21, 2022 

All photos copyright 2022 Daniel Coston


March 2, 2022

Neal Francis Photos, Charlotte, NC, February 23, 2022

Neal Francis

Visulite Theater

Charlotte, NC

February 23, 2022 

All photos copyright 2022 Daniel Coston


March 2, 2022

Hello Avett Fans, And Photos


Welcome to all Avett Brothers fans that have searched me out after the guys posted about myself, and my new exhibit at the Earl Scruggs Center in Shelby, NC. The exhibit is open until early September, and I hope to see you there.

Feel free to search my archives on this site, or at-

or go to, and type in Avett.

Or, go to @danielcostonphotos on Instagram, and send me requests to see photos. 

Thank you all, and safe travels,


March 2, 2022