With Great Sadness

Stewart Oct 17 2015 October 17, 2015

It is with great sadness that we inform our fans that Stewart Coxhead, Acoustic Alchemy’s longtime manager, has passed away today.

From James Coxhead, his son and Acoustic Alchemy Tour Manager:  “His passing was painless, quick and without distress which, when it all comes down to it, is as much as any of us can hope for.

He had an incredibly rich life and meant a great deal to a great many people and I feel very fortunate to have been able to be so close to him throughout my life.”

All of us who knew Stewart were fortunate to have him as a friend and a mentor.  He will be missed by many people.


Acoustic Alchemy: A 29 Year History


Since 1987, Acoustic Alchemy has pushed the limits of the acoustic guitar’s potential by embracing a spectrum of musical styles ranging from straight-ahead jazz to folk to rock to world music and beyond.

Through it all, the overriding mission of Acoustic Alchemy has been to reach the broadest possible audience by pushing the potential of instrumental music to embrace a broad spectrum of styles without being limited to any specific genre.

“For a lot of people, instrumental music is just a sound that plays in the background,” says Greg Carmichael. “But we put a lot into it – not just with this record but with every record we’ve ever made. I’d like to think that after all these years, we’ve learned how to take people on a journey. A lot of our fans have said that we do that for them. As long as they keep coming back, and as long as they want to stay on that journey, we’ll keep doing what we’re doing.”


Acoustic Alchemy Photo Retrospective



We’ve preserved the photos from the original website and added photos from the Acoustic Alchemy ” Touring Family”: James Coxhead, Rufus Peterson, Fred White, Darren Wood
& Kat Sarracco.

A special thanks to Acoustic Alchemy alums Terry Disley, Dennis Murphy, Dayle Murphy
& John Shepard for so many fantastic and rare photos.

Thank you to our fans, Cindy Adams, Rick Delorme, Kelly Kennedy-Lane, Mark Lane,
& Gene Steinman for their photos.