The Wall of Fame at Grant’s Lounge in Macon, Georgia. It may look like a hole in the wall, but the photo gallery at Grant’s Lounge (sadly, closed since my visit) attested to the many greats that have performed there over the years. We stopped in for a brief look during our music history walking tour with Rock Candy Tours. Our guide, Jessica Walden, comes by her knowledge of the Macon music scene quite naturally, as her father (Alan Walden) and her uncle (Phil Walden) were the founders of Capricorn Records, which recorded such greats as The Allman Brothers Band, The Marshall Tucker Band, and Widespread Panic.
During the 70’s, Grant’s was the place where everyone from the studios and recording company came each evening, often giving impromptu performances. Marshall Tucker’s contract was signed here. “My Dad always said this was the place where, for $2, you could see Lynyrd Skyner and The Allman Brothers,” said Jessica. The Wall of Fame is a gallery of the greats of Southern Rock, a real blast into the past. Today the lounge continues to host local talent and is a popular late evening gathering place.