2021: Things are Rockin’ at the Church Studio
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Stay tuned for our April, 2022 Celebration of Leon’s Birthday! It is going to be a blast!
You’ll never know who you’ll see on the steps of the Church Studio!
What is the difference between vinyl and digital? Can the average person hear the difference between an analog record and an mp3 streaming from Spotify? Those are some of the questions we hope to answer in this episode of The Listening Leaf. We sat down with five average music listeners of varying levels of knowledge about high fidelity music, and we put it to the test with a blind vinyl vs digital sound comparison.
The Listening Leaf is a YouTube series by The Church Studio that focuses on educating the public on great music and great sound.
Guests: Travis Bond, Shanice Carlson, Austin Wright, Sarah Robin, Zion Foley
Watch: Episode One
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Retirement looks good on Leon Thompson and his wife Katherine – for the past six years they’ve turned their hobby of smoking meat into a hopping little restaurant serving mouthwatering barbecue at 6th & Sheridan. The demand is overwhelming. Leon is adding a second location with an extraordinary view of The Church Studio, and with a name like “Leon’s” it destined for greatness. Leon says, “There are no shortcuts to doing it right. Leon’s BBQ is fueled by nothing but pecan wood and passion.”
Rusty Russell spent his high school and college years in Wichita, Kansas, attending Wichita State University on a trumpet performance schollarship. His dabbling on guitar became an obsession, and he left school for a years-long stint in Denver, playing in club bands and teaching guitar privately. After a brief return to Kansas, Rusty answered a call for a road gig based in Nashville. From 1984 until his move to Tulsa in 2019, Rusty worked in Nashville as a guitarist and bassist on tours, in clubs, and in recording studios. He also built careers in journalism (a decade as Nashville Editor for Guitar Player Magazine, writing hundreds of articles for GP and other national publications) and photography. Rusty was a contract shooter for Getty Images, and also shot dozens of album/CD and magazine covers & articles. His musical road work includes touring with artists like Louise Mandrell, George Fox, Blues legends Charles “Wigg” Walker and Johnny Jones, and The Burrito Brothers (on bass). After thirty-six years in Nashville, Rusty moved with his wife, Lynn, to Tulsa to be near his extended family. He’s currently busy with club work, a few recording sessions, and teaching advanced guitar students.