Capricorn Records

Capricorn Sound Studios in 2014.
Exterior of the newly renovated Mercer Music at Capricorn in 2020.
The view of the Capricorn Studio control room from standing inside Studio A. Little has changed in both the studio space and control room since 1972.

Independent record label founded by Phil Walden and Frank Fenter in 1969 in Macon, Georgia.

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The Marshall Tucker Band

American rock band from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The Marshall Tucker Band in 2006

They signed with Capricorn Records and released their first album in 1973, The Marshall Tucker Band.

311 (band)

American rock band from Omaha, Nebraska.

311 performing on August 14, 2011
311 sponsored the NASCAR stock car of Jeb Burton in 2015

After a series of independent releases, 311 was signed to Capricorn Records in 1992 and released the albums Music (1993) and Grassroots (1994) to moderate success.

Cake (band)

American rock band from Sacramento, California, consisting of singer John McCrea, trumpeter Vince DiFiore, guitarist Xan McCurdy, bassist Daniel McCallum, and drummer Todd Roper.

Cake playing at the Incuya Music Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, on August 26, 2018
Cake performing in 2010
The band logo used on album covers

Following the self-release of its debut album, Motorcade of Generosity, the band was signed to Capricorn Records in 1995 and released its first single, "Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle", which hit number 35 on the Modern Rock Tracks music chart and was featured on MTV's 120 Minutes; French and Nelson then left the band, and were replaced by Todd Roper and Victor Damiani.

Kenny Chesney

American country music singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Chesney performing in 2008
Kenny Chesney performing in the East Room of the White House on May 16, 2006, at the official dinner for Australian Prime Minister John Howard and Mrs. Janette Howard
Kenny Chesney performing in 2007
Kenny Chesney's Poets and Pirates tour bus in 2008
Kenny Chesney during a performance in Jacksonville, Florida on August 30, 2008

A year later, an appearance at a songwriter's showcase led to a contract with Capricorn Records, which had recently started a country division.

Widespread Panic

American rock band from Athens, Georgia.

Widespread Panic performing at Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 2010
Aerial view of crowd at Light Fuse, Get Away CD release party
Widespread Panic performs their 32nd consecutive sold-out show at Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Members of the Allman Brothers join Widespread Panic on stage in Canandaigua, New York. August 22, 2009

Widespread Panic signed with Capricorn Records in January 1991.

The Allman Brothers Band

American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny "Jaimoe" Johanson (drums).

The Allman Brothers Band, March 1971. From left to right: Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Jaimoe Johanson, Berry Oakley, Butch Trucks.
"The Big House", seen here in 2009: The band lived at the house in the early 1970s.
Duane Allman, the group's leader, was killed in a motorcycle crash in 1971.
Gregg Allman on the band's 1975 tour
Keyboardist Chuck Leavell began contributing to the band in 1973.
Guitarist Warren Haynes, seen here in the late 1990s, joined the band for their second reunion.
The band's 2009 residency at New York's Beacon Theatre was considered a career highlight.
Derek Trucks joined in 1999 and became the band's youngest member.
Guest appearances during the "Beacon Run" were common. Here Eric Clapton joins the band in March 2009 to play songs from 1970's Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs, which had featured Duane Allman.

Walden intended the upcoming group to be the centerpiece of his new Atlantic-distributed label, Capricorn.

Dixie Dregs

American rock band from Augusta, Georgia.

Andy West and Allen Sloan of Dixie Dregs live in 1999
Steve Morse with Dixie Dregs at the Roxy Theatre, August 28, 1999

The demo soon garnered attention from record labels, including Capricorn Records, with whom the Dixie Dregs would sign in 1976, and three albums were released for the label: Free Fall (1977), What If (1978) and Night of the Living Dregs (1979); the latter album, which was split between studio and live recordings, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance, and each of the band's next three albums would subsequently receive further Grammy nominations.

Kitty Wells

American pioneering female country music singer.

1974 publicity shot of Kitty Wells
Ad featuring Kitty Wells and husband Johnnie Wright's first joint album, We'll Stick Together
Wells' 1956 LP album, Country Hit Parade: She was the first female country singer to release an LP of her own.
The Lonesome, Sad and Blue album (Decca, 1965)

In 1974, she signed with Capricorn Records, a southern rock label of the era, and recorded a blues-flavored album entitled Forever Young on which she was backed by members of the Allman Brothers Band and the Marshall Tucker Band.

Phil Walden

Capricorn headquarters, Macon, 2009

Phil Walden (January 11, 1940 – April 23, 2006) was a co-founder of the Macon, Georgia-based Capricorn Records, along with former Atlantic Records executive Frank Fenter.

At Fillmore East

First live album by American rock band the Allman Brothers Band, and their third release overall.

Produced by Tom Dowd, the album was released in July 6, 1971, in the United States by Capricorn Records.