Carlos Ramon Capote

23 septiembre , 197230 mayo , 2021

Carlos Ramon Capote, also known as Breeze, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side in their home on May 30, 2021.

An adoring husband. A devoted father. A caring brother and son. A bluesman. Carlos radiated grace on stage, in conversations and throughout his every day journey. Quick to share a smile, ready for a laugh and always equipped with a story, Carlos made you feel like you were the only person on earth.

Originally from South Florida, Carlos grew up musically in the Atlanta blues scene. Prompted by Mudcat, Carlos hit the stage for the first time in the early 90s and delivered I’m Ready by Muddy Waters. The shy introvert who was filled with questions and stage fright that night, soon became a scene staple, sitting in with various musicians around town. Carlos solidified his influence on the scene when he formed The Breeze Kings in 1997. The Breeze Kings released four albums, played thousands of shows throughout the southeast and completed four European tours. The Breeze Kings were awarded Atlanta’s Best Blues Band by Creative Loafing a record number 11 times. One of the founders and the musical director of the “Blues In The Schools” program, Carlos was dedicated to educating, enlightening and entertaining students of all ages about the history and tradition of the American blues. Carlos was a guest artist on numerous albums and mentor to many. He was always willing to take a curious young musician under his wing and give them the opportunity to share their burgeoning talent on stage with him. In 2016, The Atlanta Blues Society awarded Carlos an Honorary Lifetime Membership for his over 20 years of being a vital part of the Atlanta Blues scene.

What motivated Carlos most was his love for his family. Nothing could light up his face faster than reflecting on his daughters, Carmen and Josie. A constant protector, Carlos only wanted the very best for his girls. From the small moments to the biggest victories, Carlos relished every second with Carmen and Josie. Whether it be laughing at their jokes, consoling them when they were sad or praising their successes, Carmen and Josie’s love for him was more precious than any award he earned or audience applause he received. And nothing could bring a more sincere song to Carlos’s heart than his love for his wife Terri. Carlos’s true joy was found in his over 19 years of marriage to Terri. His confidence. His success. His ability to fight, as long as his did, was due to Terri’s dedication and perseverance. Terri will always be his “Little Bird.”

Carlos’s legacy lives on. Carlos lives on in his wife Terri, his daughters Carmen and Josie, his mother Lillian, brother Dan, a huge group of friends and the countless audiences he touched throughout the years. The music Carlos leaves behind is from his soul and available for us to spend time with a truly great person.

Cause I'm ready, as ready as anybody can be I am ready for you, I hope you ready for me


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Carlos Ramon Capote


Mark Wagner

9 junio , 2021

As a member of the ABS, I had the pleasure of knowing Carlos and his family. Over and above his music talent, he was a great Dad and husband. That was his greatest joy. A couple of years ago I talked with Carlos while on a band break at the Northside. Such a genuine, loving man. My prayers are with his family. Thanks for the music, Carlos. You will never be forgotten.

Royal Joiner

5 junio , 2021

Carlos was a fabulous entertainer and great musician. Loved his enthusiasm and performances when I had a chance to catch The Breeze Kings play. It was an honor to share a stage with him from time to time. His artistry will be missed in the Atlanta music scene. Rest well Brother.

Big Royal

Juanita Mucha

4 junio , 2021

My heart hurts for you and your family. All our lives have been filled with music and life because of Carlos. He will be greatly missed. 💐


3 junio , 2021

The quietest Blueshouter OFFstage has not been silenced. His presence is too large and an indelible aural shadow is cast around the city that loved him.
Carlos will be spoken of for the rest of days and ALWAYS in the most positive light.
A unique gent in music you so rarely come across.
I’m bitterly disappointed to be in Oregon and unable to deliver my utmost respects in person.

fred syre

3 junio , 2021

My deepest condolences to the Capote Family. I am a fan and didn't know Carlos personally, but I loved his music, his style, and his warmth onstage. The Atlanta Music Community has suffered a sad loss of one of it's most talented and memorable. So very sad for your great loss.

Shawn Williams

3 junio , 2021

Carlos, I wanna thank you for your continuous love and to the members of the Breeze Kings. My condolences to the Capote Family. You're the diamond in the rough and the cream of the crop! May God bless you and may you rest in peace. xxxooo Shawn.

Tammy Santos

3 junio , 2021

Carlos was like my son since I met him thirty years ago. He was so much like his father who was the love of my life, Ramon Carlos. They shared such a bond and love that I was in awe of them. His father left us too soon but I am sure that they are together now and from Heaven they will take care of Terri, Josie, Carmen and the whole family. They were like that, more interested in others than on themselves. Carlos, abuela sends her love always and thanks you for being her grandson. I love you Carlos and always will and hope to one day be together again listening to your beautiful voice,

Judy Rowe

3 junio , 2021

Terri, Josie, Carmen and the rest of the family, my deepest condolences and love to all. I will miss seeing Carlos perform live but will have his music to enjoy forever. Keep your loving memories close to your heart. He will always be there with you.

Joe Loftus

1 junio , 2021

My sincerest condolences to Carlos' family and friends, especially to Terri and the girls. If there is anything I can do to ease your hearts and burden of loss, just name it. Peace and love always.

Heaven Davis

1 junio , 2021

My deepest condolences to the Capote Family and all those who knew and loved this wonderful human being. Carlos, you are missed tremendously and will not be forgotten.