Meet the Crew

Paul Decker

Hometown: Bozeman, MT
Position: Owner
Years with Music Villa: forever
Instruments: Drums, Guitar
Can be see playing with: Random acts
Live Rig: Kick, snare, and a couple of cymbals
Influences: Junior Brown, Beatles, John Mayer, Djanjo Reinhardt, Police, Van Halen, Spoon, Ozzy
Musician you'd like to meet: Adam Sandler
Who would play you in a movie: John Cussak
Favorite food/drink: Anything Asian & Spicy
Other than music: mastering the wok and the wine

Geno Kreis

Hometown: Helena, MT
Position: Purchasing, HR
Instruments: Bass, Drums, and Guitar
Live Rig: Bass: Peavey BQuad4’s and Ken Smith Basses EBS 350 & 410, DiMarzio cables. Guitar: Cordoba FWSE, 55Negra, Gibson Herb Ellis Drums: PDP, Roland TD12, Yamaha DTXMulti
Influences: Rush, Oteil Burbridge, All 70's music.
Musician you'd like to meet: Prince, Neil Peart
Who would play you in a movie: Jonathan Schaech
Favorite food/drink: Anything spicy
Other than music: Hot Tubbin' Hiking, x-country skiing

Blaise Arsenault

Hometown: New York
Position: Sales Associate, Social Talent, Instructor
Years with Music Villa: 36?
Instruments: Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, Ukulele
Can be see playing with: --
Live Rig: Telecaster, Fender amp, assorted pedals
Influences: Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, etc
Who would play you in a movie: Mr Bean

Stephen Boone

Hometown: Montgomery, Alabama
Position: Sales
Years with Music Villa: 1
Instruments: Electric Guitar, some Viola
Can be see playing with: Customers at Music Villa if needed
Live Rig: N/A: closet player only
Influences: JJ Cale, Eric Clapton, Alex LIfeson
Musician you'd like to meet: Jimmy Page
Who would play you in a movie: Steve McQueen
Favorite food/drink: Hamburger and a Coke
Other than music: Instrument making, leather work, photography

Shreddy T (Tyler)

Hometown: Kent, Washington.
Position: Shipping, Receiving, Amateur Infuencer Etc.
Years with Music Villa: 3
Instruments: Guitar
Can be see playing with: Himself in his bedroom
Bedroom Rig: PRS CE 24*, Ibanez RG Prestige, Heritage H-530, Neural DSP Pluggins, Yamaha HS8's, Blackstar Kentucky Special
Influences: Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, Randy Rhoades, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray, my uncle Eric, Guthrie Govan, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Gilbert, Steve Vai and a lot more.
Musician you'd like to meet: Niccolo Paganini, the guys from Polyphia and Guthrie Govan (again).
Who would play you in a movie: My twin brother.
Favorite food/drink: Chicken Nuggets and Omelette Sandwiches
Other than music: Bowling, watching a lot of youtube and playing guitar.


Hometown: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Position: Acoustic Specialist
Years with Music Villa: 8
Instruments: Guitar, Mandolin, Octave Mandolin
Can be see playing with: Lochwood, The Acousticals, Leftover Biscuits.... and whoever else will have me
Live Rig: Martin Custom Shop D-18, Martin D-28 Authentic, Gilchrist Model 5 Mandolin, Gilchrist Model 3 Mandolin, Fletcher Brock Octave Mandolin
Influences: Bill Monroe, John Reischman, Bryan Sutton.
Musician you'd like to meet: Buck Owens, Bill Monroe

nate laudenbach

Hometown: Tuscon, AZ
Position: Acoustic Repair & Sales
Years with Music Villa: 6
Instruments: Guitar, banjo, lap steel
Can be see playing with: Polyhigh
Live Rig: '53 Fender Double Eight
Influences: Leo Kottke, Jerry Byrd, Don Tiki, Jeff Beck, David Lindley
Musician you'd like to meet: Huey Lewis
Who would play you in a movie: Jim Carey
Favorite food/drink: Anchor Burger from Bacchus and a Monk Sour
Other than music: Yo-yo's

Alan tucker

Hometown: Belgrade, MT
Position: Electric Guitar Repair & Sales
Years with Music Villa: 5
Instruments: Electric guitar
Can be see playing with: Hell's Half Acre
Live Rig: Ibanez RG/Eastman SB-59/EVH 5150 III 50 watt/MojoTone 2x12/Dunlop Cantrell wah
Influences: My Dad, KISS, ZZ Top, Flotsam & Jetsam
Musician you'd like to meet: Ace Frehley, Billy Gibbons, Ed Carlson
Who would play you in a movie: Brad Pitt
Favorite food/drink: Chicken Fried Steak, Bud Light Lime, though rarely together
Other than music: accumulating random trivia knowledge


Hometown: Pocatello, ID
Position: Sales
Years with Music Villa: 2
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Voice, Hamonica, Piano, Mandolin
Can be see playing with: Benn & Abel, MINT!, any of Y'all that ask!
Live Rig: Various Fender Strats & Teles, Eastman T486B, Martin Dreads, Mesa Lonestar 2x1
Influences: Curtis Mayfield, Doc Watson, Paul McCartney, Lee Fields, The Band
Musician you'd like to meet: Marvin Gaye, Mississippi John Hurt, John Lennon
Who would play you in a movie: The Dragon from The Hobbit
Favorite food/drink: Mexican, Italian, or anything seafood
Other than music: Fly Fishing, Skiing, Poetry and other forms of writing

Dustin Tucker

Hometown: Bozeman, MT
Position: Web Content / Social Media / Art Direction
Years with Music Villa: 15
Instruments: Guitar and vocals
Can be see playing with: Pinky and the Floyd and solo acoustic
Live Rig: Fender amps, Fender Strats & Teles, a Gibson Les Paul, Martin D-28, and various pedals.
Influences: Zeppelin, Beck, Zero 7, JJ Cale, Gorillaz
Musician you'd like to meet: David Gilmour
Who would play you in a movie: Owen Wilson
Favorite food/drink: Tacos & IPA
Other than music: Family, friends, running, hiking, biking

Mario Miner Jr

Hometown: The Rez
Position: Repair, Instagram talent
Years with Music Villa: 2
Instruments: Anything homemade
Can be see playing with: Gallatin Ghost Train, Death Trophy
Live Rig: anything homemade
Influences: Blink 182, Moth, Benn & Abel Band
Musician you'd like to meet: Tyler James
Who would play you in a movie: Ice T
Favorite food/drink: Tarantino's (to spite Blaise)
Other than music: making pedals & amps, raising kiddos

Josh McIntyre

Hometown: Billings, MT
Position: Inventory Control / Pedal Guru
Years with Music Villa: 3
Instruments: Guitar
Can be see playing with: Pedals
Live Rig: '63 Fender Bandmaster & '52 Gibson ES-125
Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Mike Dawes, RHCP, Ghost... anything & everything
Musician you'd like to meet: Al Di Meola
Who would play you in a movie: Tim Minchin
Favorite food/drink: Mexican Food/Espresso
Other than music: Trying to get my old Dodge truck running


Hometown: Norwich, NY
Position: IT, Sales, Cat Herding
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keys, ...
Can be see playing with: Alone in a dark room.
Live Rig: Fender amps, Fender guitars, various pedals
Influences: SRV, Vince Gill, David Gilmour, Paul Gilbert, Dave Knopfler, various metal guitarists
Musician you'd like to meet: Vince Gill
Who would play you in a movie: Patrick Swayze
Favorite food/drink: Seafood, Steak, Steak again.
Other than music: BJJ, Running, Writing, Forging.


Hometown: West Jefferson, Ohio
Position: Photographer
Instruments: Guitar, Cow Bell
Can be see playing with: My cat
Live Rig: Guid, Gibson
Influences: Nick Drake, The Lilac Time, Howard Jones, The Lemonheads, etc...
Musician you'd like to meet: Nick Drake
Who would play you in a movie: Myself
Favorite food/drink: Pizza, Thai Curry
Other than music: Gym, Cooking, Acting

Zachary McKinley

Hometown: Helena, Montana
Position: Sales/Lessons
Instruments: Guitar
Can be see playing with: GearHorse, The Dirty Dirty, Also my cat
Live Rig: Fender EJ Strat, Deluxe Reverb, Custom Shop '61 Reissue SG, Martin 00-15
Influences: Green Day, Paul Cauthen, Nirvana, Tool, John Butler Trio, Stevie Ray Vaughan
Musician you'd like to meet: Jack Black
Who would play you in a movie: Bald Owen Wilson, or Bald Jack Black, or normal Ryan Gosling
Favorite food/drink: Cheeseburger
Other than music: Getting my feet into some form of water