Mercer bringing Capricorn Studio back to life

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The iconic Capricorn Studio, which gave rise to southern rock and bands such as the Allman Brothers Band and Marshall Tucker Band is coming back to life, this time, taking on a new generation of musicians.

“When people come in and record, it’s not going to be a recreation of the Capricorn sound, it’s going to be the Capricorn sound that made those monumental records in the past,” Josh Rogers, President and CEO of NewTown Macon said.

After being preserved for the past several years, Mercer has stepped into permanently raise it from the dead. Now, it’ll be called Mercer Music at Capricorn. Mercer President Bill Underwood says the musicians of Capricorn Records are more than museum pieces.

“When I think of these artists, I think of musicians who made the music that helped shape the story of all our lives,” Underwood said.

Now young musicians can come and get together, developing their own sound in the same place as the southern rock icons before them.

“A lot of the original materials, fixtures, finishes are in place from when it was recording the mega-hits that were recorded here,” Rogers said.

The entire building, totaling more than 190, 000 square feet, will be converted into apartments, lofts and office space.


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