Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Charlotte Post Panel Discussion!

Just a reminder that I'll be at the Duke Library at Johnson C. Smith at 6pm on Thursday, June 20th, talking about my years photographing for The Charlotte Post. This is a rare chance to talk about a gig that I've enjoyed for the past fifteen years, and I hope to see you there.


June 19, 2024

Sunday, June 9, 2024

Some Love For The New Cyrkle Record


June 9, 2024

Blumey Awards

 This past week, six days of The Blumey Awards rehearsals, multiple galas, two video shoots, and other events. Congrats to those of you that made a bet with their spouses that I would show up at the World Affairs Council gala. (Yes, there was more than one bet placed, from what I've heard.)It's Blumey Awards day! Come say hello, or look for the photographer lurking in the corners. See you soon, and see you on the road.


May 26, 2024

Sneakers 2024 Mini-Tour

 Hi everyone. Just a note that the legendary NC band Sneakers will be hitting the road in June with shows in Charlotte with Winston-Salem. Accompanying Chris Stamey and Mitch Easter on this tour will be Gene Holder and Will Rigby. Spread the word.

Gas Hill Drinking Room, Winston-Salem, June 21st
AthFest, Athens, GA, June 22nd
Neighborhood Theatre, Charlotte, NC, with the Eyebrows, June 23rd


Shows Coming Up In Charlotte

 Lots going on. More on that coming soon.

In the meantime, there are a bunch of cool shows coming to Charlotte this month. Below is a list of shows on my radar. Is there another cool show coming soon? Post in the comments.

See you soon, and see you on the road.

June14 Tommy's Pub, with the trick threat, Iodine and more.

June 14- Visulite Theatre, with Leisure McCorkle, Wilde Green and more.

June 15- The Evening Muse, Kim Richey.

June 22- Tommy's Pub, Secret Monkey Weekend, Party Battleship.

June 22- Os Mutantes!! Snug Harbor, go see this show.

June 23- Sneakers!! Neighborhood Theatre,, go see this show, too.

June 29- Visulite Theatre, Junior Astronomers.

June 9, 2024

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Recent Events And Photos

My thanks to all of you that commented on last week's post about others that recently went on The Great Gig In The Sky. I knew that I was leaving out a few others that should be mentioned, and you took care of that.

And for those that asked for a recap of this week's events, here you go.
This week, photos of everything from golf tourneys and galas, to luncheons, house concerts and more. Friday, photos with Cast Iron Filter at the Evening Muse, Justincase at the Visulite, and Wilde Green at Petra's. Saturday, photos of three galas, and JazzArts concert. Today, photos of Blumey rehearsals, and trying to edit all of these photos from the past week.
And oh yeah, there's a feature on me in the new issue of Southpark Magazine. But don't let that keep you from reading the magazine.
Happy 100th anniversary to the Marx Brothers' debut on Broadway, and to the ongoing shenanigans of MarxFest, happening this weekend and next in NYC. You should be there, and I wish I was, too.
Love to all, and lots more to come. See you soon, and see you on the road.

May 19, 2024

Monday, May 6, 2024

This Past Weekend

Friday, photos of one event at Carowinds, Jerald Melberg's 40th annviersary event, and Greater Steps Scholars' Believers & Achievers gala. Saturday, photos of Derby Days at the Mint Museum Randolph, and McColl Center's art auction.

Sunday, photos of Tea Time events at Wing Haven Gardens, then to downtown Charlotte for the Lovin' Life Festival. I have nowphotographed the Beach Boys since 1983, and The Avett Brothers since 2001. Then home for lots of editing.

More soon. Hang in there, wherever you are, and see you on the road.

May 6, 2024

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Happy Birthday George King

Hello all. Happy 108th birthday in the sky to the man whose name graces the back cover liner notes for the Cyrkle's new album, Revival. George King was, and will always be my grandfather, and was a huge influence on my life. Happy birthday, old kid, and I will always share your name with the world.


May 1, 2024

RIP Duane Eddy

I never got the chance to meet Duane Eddy, but I've had an autographed album for him to many years. In early 2000s, my friend Stuart Grasberg met with Eddy about making a documentary, and Stuart got the album signed for me.

I treasure that now. Stuart and Duane are now both in the stars. May they, and all those we love, live forever.

May 2, 2024

Monday, April 29, 2024

Southpark Magazine Feature On Me

My special thanks to Whitley for this article.


April 29, 2024

Thursday, April 25, 2024

New Interview With Me On A Podcast!!!

New interview with me! My friend Elizabeth Teagarden interviewed me for her new podcast. Check it out now.

And yes, the new Cyrkle album is out now. You should check that out, too.

April 25, 2024

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Recent Days

 Not much time to even post lately, but here we go.

Last week, photos of numerous events, golf tourneys, 5Ks and galas, including the Bechtler Museum gala, JDRF Hope Gala, Freedom School Partners event, and Heartest Yard event in South Park. Also photographed the Tosco Music Party, the Martha Bassett Show in Elkin, NC, and the Charlotte Folk Society festival. All while hanging with Dean Barley on a visit from Ohio.
Sunday, photos of a Wing Haven event, and a Baby Bundles event. Monday and Tuesday, helped oversee the latest Todd Johnson EP, photographed one Bank Of America event, Pat's Place luncheon, Sam On Someday at The Evening Muse, and Rain at the Belk Theater.
Lots more coming this week. Swing by @danielcostonphotos, and for more photos and events.
See you soon, and see you on the road.

April 24, 2024

Sunday, April 14, 2024

Listen To Me On Local Lix Tonight

Hello all-

You can listen to me talk with Pat McLoughlin tonight about the new Cyrkle album. Tune in here-    

   At 7:00 PM EDT

  • WDLR:   1270 AM  or                 

  • WDLR:     96.7 FM                      

  • WVXG:    95.1 FM                       

At 8:00 PM

  • WDAC:   88.3 FM                       




April 14, 2024

Thursday, April 4, 2024

New Mannish Boys Single!

It's Thursday. It's time I share with you some new songs I've also been putting together over the past year.

The Mannish Boys new single, "I Go To Sleep", b/w "Girls Go Crazy" is now available through the band's new bandcamp page.

Overseen by yours truly, these are two songs that were a blast to put together, and you can now hear why. You can also find some other goodies that you'll hear more about soon.

To celebrate the release of the new single, Jim Schmid has put together a killer video for "I Go To Sleep". Check it out here-

or at

It's a happening, so spread the word. The (single) revolution has begun.

April 4, 2024

Saturday, March 30, 2024

Gospelshout! Coming Back On April 9th!


Molly Grantham

For many years, it's been my honor to photograph Molly Grantham at more luncheons and galas than we can ever count. Here's to you, Molly for all of your work in this community, and I look forward to what you create in the days to come. The future begins now, Molly, and I look forward to photographing what comes next.

March, 2024

Recent Events

 Wow. Thank you all for responding to the recent CanvasRebel article on me. I did not see that coming. Thank you.

Oh yes, the last two weeks....
Photographed numerous galas and luncheons, concerts and events, as well as Time Sawyer at Fidelitorium Recordings , Chatham County Line at Neighborhood Theatre, the Doc Watson tribute at the Neighborhood Theatre, and Wilde Green and It's Snakes at Tommy's Pub. Interviewed Don Dannemann at length ahead of our Cyrkle album release on March 22nd. Worked on several projects that I hope to share with you soon. Found an original US pressing of the Tomorrow album at an antique store in Monroe, NC. And so much more that I can only tell you about in person.
Lots more coming soon. See you via car, plane or White Bicycle. See you on the road.

March 4, 2024

New Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey Video That Features My Photos From Several Years Ago


March 30, 2024

Ivor Davis Interview With Plastic EP And Heavy Friends


March 12, 20024

Photos Of Chris Garges, 2010

 This is a post about things that matter, and what happens when those things appear again, if only for a moment.

Last weekend, I spent a fair amount of time going through my archives, putting together photos of Bill Evans for a memorial that is taking place this coming weekend. (Please message me for more info.) While I often spend a lot of time with my archives, it's something that I try not to spend all day on. Having said that, I know my routine. Tell myself that I'll only spend an hour finding something, and then spend all night, and part of the next morning searching out everything that I was looking for. I end up feeling glad that I did the extra digging, but swearing that I'll never do that again. Until the next time.
Last Sunday morning, I decided to open my box of 2010 photos to secure my last photos of Bill. Deep in the box was a CD labeled Chris Garges, April 2010. Like many of you, I miss Chris on a daily basis. Still trying to finish Bill's photos, and knowing that I was not emotionally prepared at that moment to do so, I waited until the following day to look at Chris' photos.
When I did, I couldn't believe what I seeing. Here was an entire photo shoot with Chris that I had completely forgotten about. This may have been done for a magazine article, which my diary from that time will hopefully confirm. (Yes, I've kept diaries off and on for years. Be afraid.) A few of the shots confirm that this was done at the original Old House Studio location in Gastonia.
Looking at these photos brought back everything about being around Chris. The conversations that covered everything from the Shaggs to Sun Ra. The silly jokes, the stories of our adventures in this world of music. Everything. Here he was, again, in fleeting glimpses.
I have decided to post a link to these photos, in the hope that you may also find that moment. While the photos are on one of my archive sites, know that I am not intending to sell any of these photos, but will gladly email you them if you ask. This is a friend that misses another friend, and thankfully found photos of a day that might otherwise have been lost to time.
Live, breathe and document. And don't forget to save multiple copies of everything. In doing so, you may occasionally save yourself.
Until I photograph you again, Chris.

March 21, 2024

Post From Two Weeks Ago

Oh yeah, this past week...

During the week, photos of Secret Mokey Weekend in Durham, NC, the Nomads Band, and Peter Holsapple & Chris Stamey in Chapel Hill, NC, and several other concerts. Photographed several other events, one video shoot, one interview with Plastic EP, Ivor Davis and many friends. Scanned and edited photos from the archive for some upcoming projects, and found an entire 2010 shoot with Chris Garges that I had completely forgotten about. (The latter will be the subject of a future post.)
Saturday, photos of Tom Eure & Amelia White in Monroe, NC, the federal Clan party at Lucky Lou's, JazzArts concert in Charlotte, and Ryan Bumgarner & Jason Atkins in Matthews, NC. Sunday, photos of The Milestone Club documentary premiere, my niece's theater debut at the JCC, and Deke Dickerson at the Thirsty Beaver.
Not bad for an "off" week. And have I mentioned that the Cyrkle's new album is out on Friday?
Love to all. Lots more to come. See you there, and see you on the road.

March 18, 2024

Cyrkle Revival Playlist


March 30, 2024

The Cyrkle Album Revival Is Now Out!

 The day is here! Revival, the first new studio album from the Cyrkle since 1967, has arrived. In 2018, I met the band at a show in Ohio, and began to think about what a new Cyrkle album would sound like. This is the result.

To the Cyrkle and their wives, thank you. To Andrew Sandoval, Probyn Gregory, Rusty Yanok, Big Stir Records, Chris Garges and many others that were part of this adventure, thank you. A special thank you to Shawn Lynch, who designed much of this release, and Dave Harris, who mastered it.
And, as Gary Brooker once said, Still there'll be more.
See you there, and see (and hear) you on the road.

March 22, 2024

Bill Evans Memorial

 Bill Evans was a tall leading light in the Charlotte social scene for many years. If you ever saw or met him, you wouldn't forget him.

Bill left us for his next adventure in January. Today, March 24th at Red Rocks Cafe from 5pm to 9pm, we are holding a celebration of Bill's life. This is a casual, drop-in event, filled with many of the things and people that Bill loved. My sincere thanks to Todd Albaum for organizing today's event.
See you there. See you in the stars, Bill.

RIP Bill Briggs Of The Remains

 RIP Bill Briggs of The Remains. I spent a couple of days photographing the band in 2002, and the power that they generated is something I will always remember. Turn it up loud up there, Bill.


March 27, 2024

Saturday, March 2, 2024

New Interview I Did Recently


March 2, 2024

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

New Interview With Tony Valentino Of The Standells

With myself, Plastic EP and Tony's co-writers on his new song.


February 14, 2024

Sunday, February 11, 2024

Weekend Events And Photos

 Friday, photos and video of Carolina Business Review TV show, Gallery at Morning Star show opening, Dahlia Grove benefit concert, Charlotte Symphony, and the Eyebrows single release party at Tommy's Pub.

Saturday, photos of a 5K in Ballantyne, Dance Theater of Harlem masterclass at the Belk Theater, Charlotte Folk Society gathering, Charlotte Heart Ball, and the Maxell90 show at the Visulite Theater.
Photos of these events, and the recent Mookie Brill benefit are over at, or @danielcostonphotos on IG. Stop by and say hello.
Spread the word about the new Cyrkle single, and their forthcoming album release on March 22nd. RIP Damo Suzuki. Fly forever, fellow traveler. See you all soon, and see you on the road.

February 11, 2024

Friday, February 9, 2024

Out Today!

The new single by the Cyrkle, ahead of their new album Revival, coming out on March 23rd. Co-produced by myself, with Rusty Yanok and Pat McLoughlin.
American Analog Set boxset, New Drifters, collecting their first three albums. The collection features photos that I took of the band in 1999.
And still there will be more. Stay tuned.

February 9, 2024

Thursday, February 8, 2024

The New Album By The Cyrkle, Revival, Will Be Out On March 22nd

Spread the word.


February 8, 2024

New Cyrkle Single Debuting On SiriusXM on Friday

Phlash Phelps will be debuting the new single by the Cyrkle, co-produced by yours truly, at 8:25am on Friday on his radio show on SiriusXM channel 73. Tune in and spread the word.


February 8, 2024

Monday, January 29, 2024

Mookie Brill Benefit Photos, Charlotte, NC, January 27, 2024

Mookie Brill Benefit 

Tipsy Burro, 

Charlotte, NC

January 27, 2024

All photos 2024 Daniel Coston


January 29, 2024

Sunday, January 21, 2024

New Turtles Book That I Have Photos In

I wasn't able to appear on this show last night, but I have several photos in this new book on the Turtles. Enjoy, and congrats to Mark Arnold and Charles Rosenay.


January 21, 2024

Last Weekend

Saturday, photos of the Blumey Ten Year Anniversary events. Sunday, photos of the MLK Bridging Musical Worlds concert at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church, and Flagship Romance at a house concert. See you soon, and see you on the road.

January 14, 2024

RIP Mary Weiss

 I shall call her Mary...

Mary Weiss commanded an awe and respect for all of us that loved the music of the 1960s. She was, and will always be the woman that sang about your heartache, of love, of walking in the sand, or running out in the streets.
Seeing Mary Weiss return to the stage at SXSW 2007 was literally a dream come true. I took a ton of photos, but all of my friends kept asking, "What was the setlist?" I was having so much fun, I didn't even think about keeping notes on that. "Everything but Leader Of The Pack" was the best answer I could give.
In March of 2011, I went to New York City for the Left Banke's first shows in 42 years. Mary Weiss came backstage to say hello to her old friends. It took me half the evening to work up the nerve to say hello to her. After I mentioned that I was from North Carolina, she said, "I've been looking at real estate in North Carolina. What's Charlotte like? What's Raleigh like?" Suddenly, I found myself in a ten-minute conversation with the leader of the Shangri-Las, discussing the pros of moving to North Carolina. As a wayward New Yorker, I knew that she might never make that move, but it was a wonderfully surreal moment. Mary also helped me coax a smile out of the Left Banke's Tom Finn for a photograph. Even Tom understood the power of Miss Mary.
Thank you, Mary. For a lifetime of moments that will live forever, and you will always be there, singing of life's joy and pain.
Until I hear you, and photograph you again, someday....

January 19, 2024

Tuesday, January 9, 2024

American Analog Set Boxset Out Feruary 9th

Out February 9th! American Analog Set 5 LP boxset of their first three albums, and more. The collection also features photos that I took of the band at Fat City in 1999.

All hail the AnAmSet!


January 9, 2024

Mookie Brill Benefit, Charlotte, NC, January 27, 2024

Spread the word. I will be donating some photos to this show's auction.


New Plastic EP Pop Culture News Show



January 9, 2024

Happy New Year! Here's Where Else You Can Find And All Of My Photos

 Instagram- @danielcostonphotos


Event photo site-

Music photos archive-

You can email me here at danielcoston at aol dot com, or through the sites listed above. 

I hope to post here a little more this year, so stay tuned. There's lots to come.


January 9, 2024