Georgia Magazine - April 2022 - 18

THE BIRTHPLACE
of
Southern rock
A
feeling of reverence washed over blues musician Hughes Taylor as
he walked through the door of Capricorn's Studio A. He could hear
the echoes of every song recorded in the room by the Allman
Brothers Band, the Marshall Tucker Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd and other
legendary artists who made the music that helped put Macon on the map
in the 1970s.
" My mind just kind of drifted away, " the 26-year-old Macon native recalls.
" The recording studio has been carefully preserved-even some of the
cigarette stains are still there-so stepping into that room is like stepping
back in time. At the same time, I felt so at home there. It's easy to be creative
in a place built for fueling creativity. "
If the walls of Capricorn's celebrated Studio A could talk, they would
tell stories about the birth of Southern rock and the men and women who
brought it into the mainstream. They would chronicle the hard times and
the years when the music didn't flow. But those walls also would recount
how, after being shuttered for four decades, the Macon studio was
18 Georgia Magazine April 2022
Capricorn Studios is still 'Macon music' after 50 years
By Amber Lanier Nagle
Top: A mural
depicting Phil
Walden and brothers
Duane and Gregg
Allman is painted in
the alley near Mercer Music at Capricorn in Macon.
It was painted by Jeks, a muralist from North
Carolina. Above right: A photograph of
Capricorn co-founders Phil Walden (at left) and
Frank Fenter with an unknown man (seated)
overlooks a display of Capricorn memorabilia.
Right: Blues musician Hughes Taylor has
recorded music twice at the renovated
Capricorn studio.
STEPHEN SCHMIDT
REBEKAH HOWARD
CHRISTOPHER IAN SMITH PHOTOGRAPHY

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