The Wayland Public Library presents a discussion and book signing with photographer Allan Dines and DJ and author Carter Alan, on Sunday January 26 from 3:00pm-5:00pm, to coincide with Dines’s exhibit of photographs at the library entitled FRONT ROW CENTER.
Allan Dines has been photographing music and local events for over 25 years as a former house photographer at the original House of Blues, Hard Rock Café Boston, Mama Kin Music Hall and most local radio outlets. In a career of capturing iconic images of artists from BB King to the Grateful Dead to David Lee Roth and Eddie Van Halen, Dines’s images have been featured in People, Rolling Stone, Esquire, US Weekly, Blues Wire, and the VH1 Gallery in NYC. The FRONT ROW CENTER exhibit recalls and highlights a career of chronicling some of the greatest stars to ever grace the stage, photographed from the front row, to the ‘green room,’ and everywhere in between.
Carter Alan is a longtime Boston-area DJ and music director at WZLX and pioneering FM legend WBCN. He has written five books on rock and roll, including two U2 volumes – “Outside is America” and “The Road to Pop,” “Radio Free Boston: The Rise and Fall of WBCN,” and his latest “The Decibel Diaries” – which chronicles a lifetime in rock with a tour through fifty concerts that defined moments from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young playing in the rain when Richard Nixon resigned to Talking Heads and the first stirrings of punk to bluegrass angel Alison Krauss and adaptable veteran Robert Plant forging a postmodern synergy onstage and on album in 2007.
Dines and Alan will discuss their memories of two lifetimes spent in music and take questions from the audience. Alan’s WBCN book and “The Decibel Diaries” will be available for purchase and defacement with a Sharpie by the author (upon request, of course!).