Smart Bets: Daniel Coston

Photographer (and Xpress contributor) Daniel Coston was a magazine writer until one day, when the staff photographer wasn't available, Coston stepped behind the lens. That happy accident led to many more invites to photograph musical acts and live shows across the state. Sixteen years later, he found himself with a collection of images documenting the eclectic history of North Carolina's music scene. His new book, North Carolina Musicians: Photographs and Conversations, tells that tale with pictures and words. “I just photographed Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck,” he tells Xpress. “Musically, they come from different places, but their ideas worked well together onstage. I really hope that they do more shows together.” Coston presents his book at Malaprop's on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. Free. Doc Watson photo courtesy of Daniel Coston


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