Monday, July 21, 2014

Capricorn Initiative


Having worked in the old Capricorn Records building in Atlanta in my early 20's (although by then I think it had already changed to Velocette), I have a soft spot for their music legacy so this is very interesting to me.  If you have ever made the trip to Macon, Georgia, it's pretty rich with music history. They just announced this restoration and upgrade for the old Capricorn Studio in Macon:

Music is what put Macon on the international map, and the artists of Capricorn Records, most notably the Allman Brothers Band, helped to brand music with Macon. In 2010, the Georgia National Trust named the former Capricorn Studios on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard one of ten Georgia places in peril due to the rich musical history the building represents. The Peyton Anderson Foundation and NewTown Macon partnered to purchase and stabilize the building, with the goal of restoring the studio and creating a recording studio, music-themed restaurant, museum, and gift shop. The revitalized building will also create upper story loft apartments and an outdoor amphitheater.
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