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The little studio with a Nashville sound

Wichita Sound Studio

A new professional recording studio has come to Live Oak, Wichita Sound Studio. Owner, Jerry Guy, a retired Nashville studio musician that traveled the country for many years, working as a side-man for artists like Vern Gosden, The Hager Twins, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson, Herold White and others.

During his years in Nashville as a studio musician, he learned the industry from the ground up and fell in love with the engineering side of the music industry.

Today, now that Guy is retired and reaching the “golden age,” as he puts it, he wants to reach out and help up and coming artists hone their craft by sharing his knowledge and expertise.

That is when Wichita Sound was born. Named after the place where Guy lived for a time, Wichita Falls, Texas. He said he really enjoyed living there and wanted to name his studio after it.

While in the planning stages, Guy took the time to pick out just the right equipment for his studio.

“This is a control room on steroids,” said Guy. They offer live recording, multi-tracking, major editing, mixing and mastering, DVD/CD duplication with choices of direct printing or labels and more.

The studio is small, but it packs a punch - set up with drums, keyboards, guitars and more. Many are even calling it “The little studio with a Nashville sound.”

Not only is Guy a top-notch musician on guitar, steel guitar, dobro and drums, he has access to any musicians needed to help meet the recording needs of his clients and his prices are very reasonable.

Music is in Jerry Guy’s blood, so to speak, after all, he’s been playing on the road since he was in the 10th grade. At the age of 16, Live Oak native and nationally known recording artist Herold White gave him his first start. White saw Guy’s potential and his talent, so after getting permission from Guy’s parents to take him on the road traveling the country, Guy joined The Country Masters, White’s band.

White recorded his most popular song, “Too late To Keep From Loving You,” in 1972, in Bakersfield, California, with the Buck Owens band, the Buckaroos.

According to Guy, while he was with Herold White and the Country Masters, they cut three or more albums in Nashville and he is grateful for his beginnings.

“He was like a father to me, really,” Guy said. “He took me under his wing and gave me my start.”

White took him on the road to California, Nashville, Canada and all points in between, playing at some of the top-notch venues while meeting and performing with many of the stars of country music.

They performed at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas every six weeks and many venues on the west coast for a number of years. They also became the house band at the historic Hermitage Hotel in Nashville for a while. Guy said it was not unusual to have people like Willie Nelson, Charlie Pride, Waylan Jennings, Jimmy Walker and others come in and sing with them. Guy wound up playing as a side-man for many of these country music legends in his years ahead.

Today, Guy is the sound and video engineer for Lighthouse Christian Center in Mayo. Earl Green, Lead Pastor and founder of The Mercy Mountain Boys, has known and worked with Guy for many years as his steel guitar player while the group traveled around ‘back in the day’.

Guy is also a certified luthier and can repair stringed instruments, such as guitars, steel guitars, fiddles, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers, etc. He is also the founder and owner of Angel Video Productions.

The studio is open by appointment only. So give him a call at 386-205-1031. He will be happy to answer any questions and give a tour of the facilities. Wichita Sound Studio is located at 13790 80th Terrace in Live Oak. Visit the website at

Jerry Guy, right, playing with Jon Hager, one of the famous Hager Twins - remember Hee Haw?
Photo taken during the ‘70’s in Rock Island, Illinois.
-Photo submitted by Jerry Guy

-Photo: Jerry Guy

-Photo: Jerry Guy

-Photo: Jerry Guy