Seen you only once with the boys.wow what a great time that was
Stu, So glad I got to meet you with MTB and will miss you always. Fans forever!
I am deeply saddened of the news of Stuart, as I just found out..
I would like to send Angel's hugs of comfort, prayers for peace, strength and hope to Stacey in this time and future days to come. Know you will miss him terribly, I have sincere empathy for you,your family,friends and members of the MTB...
Thank you for the Music Stuart! You have touched the hearts of many... Your spirit and music lives on! We now can only imagine the joy in Heaven!(Know Walter will be glad to see you;) So until we all meet again, we shall be joined "Together Forever" in our hearts ;)
Peace and love to all of Stuart's Family, God Bless.
To the Swanlund Family,
I'd like to extend my deepest condolences to your family. I am very saddened to hear of Stuart's passing.
I have been a fan of Stuart for years and was finally able to meet him on the "Legends of Rock" cruise last year. He was a very kind young man and will be missed by everyone who knows him.
My prayers and thoughts are with your family.
Hope this Poem hopes your aching heart feel better.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man.
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.
I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.
There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.
If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.
Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
JUST A FAN. DRY GULCH BAR AND SALOON!
To the family, friends and fans of Stuart and MTB, we were so blessed to be given the opportunity to appreciate Stuart and his talent which will always leave a mark on the music industry. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around everyone at this time of loss and in the days to come. His music and legacy will live on as he plays once again with his MTB Brothers through the golden gates of heaven! Thank you Stuart!
Thoughts and Prayers go out to Stuart's Family and MTB. Our loss will not be forgotten. Always a pleasent visit with Him
Cheryl and I are so sorry for your loss ,I got to see him play a few times ,We know he will be rockin the Big stage in the sky.
My thoughts and prayers go out to Stuart's family and his MTB family. I enjoyed talking and laughing with him. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Will never forget that smile. Prayers of strength to Stuart's family and friends and fans. God Bless.
What a sad moment in time for Stacey, Stuart's son, grand kids, sister, family, friends,fans and the Marshall Tucker Band.
My heart stopped when I heard the news. Stuart always had a good joke and a smile for everyone, not to mention tremendous talent. Stuart touched so many with his love and laughter....and that smile...I will remember you that way my friend. RIP Stuart and blessings of peace to your family and friends. We will miss you buddy.
Every time the Marshall Tucker Band came to New Mexico or Arizona, we'd try to see them. On one of their trips out west, I had the pleasure of meeting Stuart. One might think such a talented musician would have a big ego. Not Stuart. Meeting him in person was just as rewarding as watching him on guitar or slide guitar. So when I heard that he had passed away, I was stunned. Then I decided to honor him by posting a picture of him as my Facebook profile for two weeks. To Stuart's family and friends, I send my condolences. To Stuart, you touched so many lives. Thank you. Keep making that music in the light.
I was stunned and saddened to hear this. Stuart was one of the nicest people I've met. He will be missed by all that knew him be it personally or just by his playing. I was proud to call him friend. I will miss you my friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Swanlund family. Stuart is in amazing company in heaven. The music is soothing.
Rest in peace my brother.Your family will be in our prayers..
so sorry to hear this...smooth sailing stuart.
To Stuart's family - I am so sorry for your loss. We must all go on remembering the good times and his sweet smile. He was so young and sometimes we take for granted that we are going to be here for a long time. Remember each day is a blessing and never forget to tell each other how much you love each other.
In the early to mid 70's Can't You See could be heard blaring from every dorm room in my building! I still blast it on my radio, RIP
My thoughts and prayers are with Stuart's family and friends. Recently redoing old pictures and found some of stu and lots of old friends. He always loved music. God bless.
Thanks Stuart for stepping in and filling a big hole in the band, after Tommy passed. You helped keep our love of the music alive for many years. I will always remember the first time I saw you play with MTB. I was impressed by your style and ability to recreate what the Caldwells started. RIP Sir. Heaven has a new player in the band.
God Bless the family. I have loved the MTB since the 80's. Stuart, you will be missed.
God Bless the family. I have loved the MTB since the 80's. Stuart, you will be missed.
My Condolences to Stacey and the MTB family. It was an honor to have you as friend and always great to listen to your music. I know that you and Mike will be jamming in Heaven. You will truely be missed!!
Wow... still listen to them just about everyday!! Saw them the 1st time in the mid 70's and many times since, love to sing along with them and am pleased to say that my boys, in there late teens enjoy the music as much as I do!! Play it sweet in heaven...you've found your rainbow
While we sing "Can't You See" down here, we know you can in heaven. Rest in peace, Stuart, and may God be with your family and friends.
Sorry for the loss i loved the music.
PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL DURING THIS TIME OF NEED
I offer my sincere condolences to Stuart's family & friends. Stuart gave so much to his music and the MTB Band. He will be greatly missed. May he rest in peace.
The rock & roll band in heaven just got alittle better. Thanks for the music. RIP brother.
Holding you all in my prayers...
So sorry for your loss but god needed another angel in he's band
Words cannot express my shock and sadness at learning of Stuart's passing. Benny & I love all the MTB family. Stuart was a great musician and all round good guy. Stuart always had a smile and kind word for us. Having just lost Benny last year, I can understand and empathize with your sorrow. Just know that your love & memories of Stuart will comfort you in the days & weeks to come. Rest well Stuart.
What a fine guy and a great talent! Had the opportunity to jam with this great man in 1988! Ride in peace, my friend Stuart-you will be missed...
To the the family of Stuart Swanlund - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
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I am glad I had the opportunity to know stuart and see him play on several occasions, he will be missed.
R.I.P.Thanks for the music!We will miss you!
Where do I find the words to express my deepest sympathy to Stuart's family and his MTB family? Not only was he an outstanding musician but he was a great guy. I will always remember hanging out with Stuart and other band members and just listening to Stuart laughing or smiling. Stuart my friend, I will miss you.
Thanks for the great music and wonderful memories. God bless the band, his family and friends.
It was truly an honor and privlege to meet you last year when Marshall Tucker Band played a show at Hampton Bay Days. You were a very nice man and an outstanding guitarist. My condolences to your family. Rest in peace.
My condolences to Stuart's family, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the fans, as I am one, for our loss. He will be missed. Stuart has joined the great rock band in heaven.
Great guitarist. He will be missed.
They were great every time I saw them. May God bring peace to your family, friends and fans.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
I meet Stuart in 1990 saw him play at the Buffalo Rose in Golden,CO and many other places as well got to know him and the band quit well,Stuart was a wonderful person and he put smiles on millions of peoples faces with is music.As a matter of fact I named my son Marshall after the band because the memoirs I have of all the good times we had.My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends at this time.
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WOW! I just saw this band last weekend, August 3, in Estes Park, Colorado. Very sad. I am in shock. Tammy Culver, (Longmont, Colorado)
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
What a sad day for The Marshall Tucker Band and Especially for all his family, friends and fans.
My most sincere condolences to Stuarts family and friends. I feel blessed to have been able to see him perform in person.
We met Stuart through a close friend years ago and thoroughly enjoyed him and his music. He had a contagious laugh and was a "genuine" man! Our sincerest condolences to Stacey and the Swanlund family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. Thank you Stuart for your special gift of music to us all and to the band for choosing Stuart!!!
With deepest sympathy to the Swanlund family during your time of grief...Psalm 46:1...God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times...May God provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
Loved this group since the 70's..He will surely be missed
Thanks for sharing your gift of music and RIP. May God bless your son and his children and Stacey.
I'll always hold the memories of working with Stuart as Guitar Tech and recording on Face Down in the Blues back in 1998. Stuart was a kind, giving soul with a hilarious sense of humor. I've laughed to tears just listening to him talk. One of the most unique slide guitar players ever. To Stacey and the band...I'm so very sorry for his loss.
So very sorry for the loss of Stuart. MTB has been one of my favorite bands since the mid 70's. May Stuart R.I.P.
We lost a great guitar man and great friend
May The peace of God wrap his family up and see them thru this.R.I.P Stuart you will truly be missed by all.
May Stuart Swanlund family and friends turn to the the God of all comfort
R.I.P. you will be missed but not alone you and Toy & Coy Caldwell together again making heavenly music.
GODS HIRING !!!! SEE YA WHEN I GET THERE BROTHER!!!! MCH
So sorry for your loss. May God give you peace comfort and strength during this most difficult time of grief and sorrow.
Praying for you during this time. I've always enjoyed the music of Marshall Tucker Band!
A fan in Alabama
rest in peace and enjoy the eternal "gig"
My condolences to his family!
Stuart will be missed! I loved listening to the music Marshall Tucker band put out. May he rest in peace! My condolences to his family, band members & to his fans who will miss him.
Saw you play at MTB 25 Anniversary in Kenner, La...Great memories, and my condolences to both the Swanlund family and the MTB of the loss of your beloved.
He's now playing with the Caldwell brothers for the Angels of God.
R.I.P. Heaven will be rocking
i would like to send my condolences to stuarts family it is a sad day in the music world to lose a great man as stuart i know that he will be greatly missed i have been a big fan of the group our prayers go out to the band members and his family he was called home to his father in haeven he is in a very good place now where there is no pain i know that if he could tell us all dont cry for him but rejoice for him we will all see him agian one day just remember him that lived doing what he done best that is the music he played and the songs he sung that is what made him happy your fan frank halley may god love and keep you all p.s.thanks for the memories rest in peace we will miss you
My sweet friend Stuart . Always a smile and Wow watching You play was always a thrill. The Marshall Tucker Band will not be the same .
RIP Stuart. May you keep on playin in Heaven!
Rest with God Toot. You were a great playmate as kids, partner in crime as teenagers, and kind kind man as an adult. I love you.
Oh say it aint Sooo!!
Marshall Tucker Band Has
Been Around Since olSchool
So sorry to Hear Of Stuart
They are a Brillant To
Listen to a Symbol of
Such a enourmous
Awesome Classic Band
In Honor of The Wonderful
Music Talent of Marshall
Tucker Band Of Excellent Vibes
Our Condolences to his Family
And many many Friendships..
rest well in a Spiritual Journey