Exposed: Bob Minkin, The Music Never Stopped
Bob Minkin | March 10, 2018
Longtime Relix contributor Bob Minkin has just released a new book of music photography. The Music Never Stopped collects over 500 never-before-seen images of the Marin County music scene—past and present. The members of the Grateful Dead are featured prominently in the work, along with Hot Tuna, Steve Kimock, David Nelson Band, New Riders of the Purple Sage, ALO and many more. Minkin’s latest offering is available exclusively online at themusicneverstoppedbook.com.
Jerry Garcia and Phil Lesh (above), The Pavilion, Fairfax, Calif., 8/22/81
This tiny rec hall hosted one of the few shows that Phil Lesh played with the Jerry Garcia Band. The gig, which was billed as Jerry Garcia’s “Birthday Benefit,” helped out the Fairfax school district and featured lots of balloons. Cake was served to everyone.
Bob Weir and Natascha Münter Sweetwater Music Hall, Mill Valley, Calif., 12/15/13
On the way home from Neal Schon’s wedding, Bob and his wife Natascha stopped by Steve Kimock’s show at Sweetwater. Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf ” guitar was also on hand for the night.