A larger-than-life mural of some of the most notable names in the history of Capricorn Sound Studios now adorns a wall in downtown Macon.
The 700-square-foot mural,designed and painted by North Carolina-based graffiti/mural artist Jeks, features Capricorn co-founder Phil Walden and the legendary Duane and Gregg Allman, of the infamous Allman Brothers Band.
It’s located in the alley between the Lofts at Capricorn and the newly renovated studio, now known as Mercer Music at Capricorn. In addition to two recording studios, the complex now also includes a museum, music incubator, offices and The meeting space.
The mural was commisioned by Sierra Develoment Group, owner and developer of the Lofts at Capricorn, and Argus Eyed Partners.
Jeks said Jim Daws, president of Sierra Development Group, came to him with the idea of a mural possibly honoring Walden, Duane Allman and the legacy of Capricorn Records. Greg was eventually included to form the trifecta of Southern rock pioerrs that they were looking for.
Jeks began to work on the mural July 25, and it took several days to complete. It’s his second piece of work in Macon; he recently painted a mural of hometown legend Little Richard at The Society Garden.
Jeks has painted hundreds of walls across the U.S., Colombia and Canada.