Original Fuzz

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We talk to creatives about music and their creative process. Original Fuzz believes it's not just what you do, but how you do it. We make gear for your creative journey in Nashville, TN. Gear like our guitar straps and c... More
Latest Episode2018-11-16

Leesta Vall Sound Recordings

This episode is for the true-vinyl heads, audiofiles, and analog recording nerds. We talk to Aaron Zimmer of Leesta Vall Sound Recordings about recording music directly to vinyl with a vintage lathe. 

This completely analog way of making a record was pioneered by Alan Lomax, the original ethnomusicologist who brought us the foundational blues and folk recordings in the American music canon.

Now Aaron and Leesta Vall are the only people left making records in this way with a vintage 50s cutting lathe and a tiny studio in Brooklyn.

Each record they cut is completely one-of-a-kind, just an artist's performance directly to vinyl and nothing else. Aaron walks us through how this unique recording process works and explains why he will never allow anyone to make digital copies of his records.


Leesta Vall Sound Recordings

Behind the scenes at this direct-to-vinyl recording studio in Brooklyn.


The Nashville indie songwriter talks about getting out the vote and juggling her myriad creative projects.

Pearl Charles

We talk to the LA songwriter about making records and eating burritos.

Chef Sean Brock

On editing your work and the Wisdom of Mississippi hill country blues.

T. Hardy Morris

We talk to Hardy about his new album—Dude, The Obscure.

King Tuff, The Other

We interview King Tuff in Nashville

#42: World Cup Preview w/ Parquet Courts

Austin Brown and Parquet Courts prepare us for World Cup 2018 in Russia