Bill Thames
Posted: December 10, 2007

Today all of the original members of the Capricorn recording group Cowboy came together in Decatur, Alabama to record for the first time in over thirty-five years. The original members include Scott Boyer (lead guitar and vocals), Tommy Talton (lead guitar and vocals), Tom Wynn (drums, and also an original member of We the People with Talton), George Clark (bass), Bill Pillmore (keyboards), and Pete Kowalke (guitar). Other friends, and former members of the group are planning to join the sessions as they progress. (PICTURED ABOVE: FRONT ROW - L-R: Scott Boyer and Tommy Tallton. BACK ROW - L-R: George Clark, Jeremy Stephens-engineer, Johnny Sandlin-Producer, Pete Kowalke, Tom Wynn and Bill Pillmore. PHOTO BY: Dick Cooper )

Cowboy now becomes the fourth former Capricorn recording artist or group along with Bonnie Bramlett, Jimmy Hall, and the Capricorn Rhythm Section to sign with Rockin' Camel Music of Gadsden, AL. While under contract with Capricorn Records in the 1960s and early 1970's, Cowboy recorded several successful LP's. Cowboy toured extensively with the Allman Brothers Band and Wet Willie during the heyday of Capricorn Records. Later Boyer and Talton played sold-out dates at Carnage Hall touring with the Gregg Allman Band, ultimately out-drawing ex-Beatle, George Harrison at the Fillmore West.

Cowboy is currently at Ducktape Studio in Decatur with the former head of A & R at Capricorn Records, the legendary producer and engineer, Johnny Sandlin (Allman Brothers Band, Gregg Allman, Wet Willie, Elvin Bishop, Delbert McClinton, Widespread Panic).

"The initial plan is for the group to do a couple of days of rehearsal, and then to jump into recording," said Talton. Plans are also being made for a reunion tour slated for after the completion of the recordings.

In 2006 Carl Weaver and Johnny Sandlin co-founded Rockin' Camel Music in Gadsden, AL, and in doing so, began to revive the spirit of Capricorn Records. In the two years since its inception, Rockin' Camel Music has released CD's for Toy Shop, Jimmy Hall, the Capricorn Rhythm Section, Microwave Dave & the Nukes, Johnny Barbato & the Lucky Doggs, Kenny Acosta, and Canadian blues artist, Danny Brooks, with many other projects in the can.

Bill Thames