Friday, October 28, 2022

RIP Jerry Lee Lewis

In September of 1997, Jerry Lee Lewis played a music festival in Charlotte, in the middle of Tryon Street, in a stage that was less than a foot tall. I was several months into my discovery of photography and music, and seeing Jerry Lee was an absolute must, even if the Foo Fighters were playing at that exact time, several blocks away.

Knowing of the Killer's reputation, I originally hid in the crowd with my camera. For whatever reason, and feeling that I had nothing to lose, I found a place on the ground in front of him, although I kept my distance by shooting with a zoom lens.

On any night, Jerry Lee was something else. On a night when he was in a good mood and having fun, it was something special. I shot all four rolls film I had in my bag, the most I had photographed any artist up to that point.

I also noticed that Jerry Lee had an amazing guitarist to his right, although I could never catch what his name was. When someone asked me the following week, "Was James Burton with him?" I figured out who that guy had been.

At the end of the night, Jerry Lee starting tapping on his drummer's cymbals, and smoking a pipe. "Jerry's in a really good mood tonight!" an older man next to me exclaimed. It was one of those shows that continued to make me a believer in music, and made me a better photographer.

And yes, I did still make it over to catch the end of the Foo Fighters set. After Jerry Lee was done.

Safe travels, Killer. 

October 28, 2022

Photo copyright 1997 Daniel Coston

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

New Event Photos Now Online

Photos from the Bella Notte gala, and other recent photos are now posted over at Much more events coming in the next few days. See you there, and see you on the road.


October 26, 2022

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Falllift Debut Single Out Today

Over the last couple of years, I've enjoyed watching and listening to my friends Steven and Micah put together Falllift. When they asked who could help them together their first EP, I said, "I can, and I know just the guy to help you get the sound you want." 

Doug Williams and I have been friends, and fellow 60s geeks-in-arms for the past twenty years, when we first met while working on the Avett Brothers' Mignonette album. We had talked about working together on a project, and as if it was meant to be, Falllift appeared. And now, it has come to be.

Falllift's first single, "Scale Of Life" is out today via the links below. Enjoy, and trust me, there is much more to come. Cheers to Steven, Micah, Doug, and everyone else that is a part of the story.

October 23, 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022

New Interview With Myself, Plastic EP, and Beau Charles Of The Knickerbockers



Wilco YHF In The Top Five!

Hello all-

The new Yankee Hotel Foxtrot boxset, which features ten pages of my photos, debuted at number four on the national album charts, and number one in boxsets. Wow.

More about those heady days soon. In the meantime, go to my Instagram page (@danielcostonphotos) to see several photos from the boxset, and more. Enjoy,


October 17, 2022