The Music Never Stopped – Marin County’s Music Scene
Photographs by Bob Minkin
A stunning new 208-page hardcover coffee table book documenting
Marin County’s music scene, past and present 1980’s-2017
Forward by Phil Lesh — Introduction by Pete Sears
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED—a one-of-a-kind book of music photography—featuring over 500 of never-before-seen images from my archives, including live performance shots, intimate backstage, off-stage and at home photographs of our favorite players, including Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh and written contributions by musicians including Phil Lesh, Pete Sears, Bill Kreutzmann, Jorma Kaukonen, Steve Kimock and many more—Marin venues such as the original Sweetwater, Bob Weir’s TRI Studios, Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads, Sweetwater Music Hall are represented.
“I’ve enjoyed unique access to these incredible musicians and insight into the music scene we love. And I want to share it all with you all, near and far!” — Bob Minkin
THE MUSIC NEVER STOPPED is available in two formats, STANDARD Edition and COLLECTOR’s Edition.
- First Edition Hardcover book
- Personally signed by Bob Minkin
- 208 pages
- Size: 12”x 9” inches
- High quality, heavy weight acid-free matte paper
- Spot varnish on the photos to make them glow.
- The Standard Edition book with alternate cover
- Limited edition of 150
- Personally signed and numbered by Bob Minkin
- Gorgeous cloth-covered clamshell case
- Includes an original signed and numbered 8.5″ x 11″ photograph of Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh (pictured here). This print is a limited edition of 150 exclusive to the COLLECTOR’S EDITION.
Sample page spreads from the book
This book is important, as it chronicles the Marin live music scene of the present and recent past.
Bob has the eye and instincts of the old masters who didn’t just point and shoot, but waited for the right image to present itself before lifting the camera.
Bob’s work moves you on a deeply emotional level.
Bob really captures the personality and character of a person. He gets who that person is.
How we love Marin County! It is beautiful, vibrant, and has an incredible musical history. The attraction for musicians harkens back to San Francisco and the culture that spilled over into Marin.
Bob Minkin is a sharpshooter. He captures the precious moments perfectly. He’d make a good drummer…
On an artistic level, Bob Minkin has as good an eye as you’ll find out there. He has a sense of moment and fast reflexes. He also makes all the shows, so he gets the pix.
Bob has a passion for music that has allowed him to, very much like myself, break into photography as a way to connect with the music. He is on a very short list of the hardest working music photographers in the Bay Area. He is constantly shooting, which is what a true photographer should be doing. Bob has a sixth sense for anticipating and capturing the moment, and that is what makes him one of the best in the business.