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Mourning the Loss of Guitarist Stuart Swanlund

Stuart SwanlundFuneral services for Stuart Swanlund will be held Saturday August 11, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Good Shepherd Memorial Park in Boiling Springs, SC.  The Marshall Tucker Band will be in attendance to pay respects to the late Swanlund who passed away on August 4, 2012.


Though Swanlund had not been active in the band for most of 2012, due to health problems, he remained a member of the group in spirit.


“Stuart would want the band to carry on and his honor, we will do so and not disappoint our fans,” says Marshall Tucker Band founding member Doug Gray.


The band will continue on its tour with the exception of this Sunday's Nova Scotia date, which has been cancelled due to routing and logistical problems that came as result of Swanlund's funeral arrangements.

  • Posted on   08/09/12 at 05:15:23 PM   by Ryan  | 
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Vincent 08/09/12 09:09:51 PM

I'm very sad to hear of this news today. I have known Stacy since the mid 80's. I remember when Stu and Stacy first meet. I was doing Monitor duties for MTB here in Chicago when they fell in love. They were a wonderful couple and Stu made Stacy so happy. I want to send a card to express my sympathy. Is there anyway to make sure Stacy receives it?

Sincerely, Vincent Barber

Chuck 08/13/2012 05:08:02 AM

The last 5/6 times I attended a "Tucker" concert I made it a point to yell, and very loud, (between songs) "play it Stuart", waiting to hear his incredible guitar work. Stuart and Doug would look at each other, and nod towards me. Usually the next number would feature Stuart and his guitar WHAT A TREAT!!! Out of courtesy for members of "Marshall Tucker" the next 5/6 concerts I will attend I will not shout out my usuall words, however, in my heart I will be shouting after every song "Play it Stuart" -- I and the "Tucker" followers will miss you Stuart - wherever you are, keep playing, 24 hours at a time.

Lawrence 08/14/12 03:41:38 AM

I'm saddened to hear about the loss of Stuart. He always seemed like a rel nice guy and I loved to hear him play! As much as I enjoyed the band this past May in West Palm, I did miss Stuart. Chris and the other fellow were great,but... Well,that great Southern Rock Band in the sky has added another guitar player. I'm sure that Hughie,Duane,Steve and the others will let him sit in!!!

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