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Originally Simon James and Nick Webb on steel string guitar and later Simon replaced by Greg Carmichael with nylon strings, this guitar duo has had significant success in the contemporary new age jazz fusion genre in the 80's and 90's. Both artists are classically trained in the guitar. James and Webb started out by providing in-flight music recordings for Virgin Airlines. In 1987, Acoustic Alchemy released their debut album, Dust and Spanish Lace. Nick Webb died of cancer in 1998, after which, Acoustic Alchemy released Positive Thinking. Their album Reference Point was nominated for a Grammy.

My personal favorite is Against the Grain, released in 1994 with Carmichael and Webb.

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