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

Tyler James

Hometown: Kailua, HI
Position: Sales Associate
Years with Music Villa: 8 total
Instruments: guitar, bass, drums, some keys, vocals
Can be see playing with: Roadrunner, Broken Arrows, Tyler James & Kali Armstrong, Llamas on Mars, Bigsby Jones, Tyler James Brigade and The Feelin' Young
Live Rig: Vintage Fender & Vox Amps, lots of pedals, Gibson & Guild guitars
Influences: Jerry Garcia Band, Crazy Horse, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Mudcrutch, Bob Dylan, The Band, Wilco, Mother Hips & Greg Brown
Musician you'd like to meet: Neil Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, Mike Campbell, Jeff Tweedy & Greg Brown
Who would play you in a movie: Dave Matthews
Favorite food/drink: Thai, Indian, any spicy Asian cuisine, good Mexican food
Other than music: travel, texas hold em, hot springs and dear friends

Jared Stein

Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Position: Sales
Years with Music Villa: 2
Instruments: Piano, Keyboards
Can be see playing with: Various Artists, Broadway Shows
Live Rig: Dexibell Vivo S7, Hammond XK5
Influences: Led Zeppelin, Elton John, Ben Folds, Kirk Franklin
Musician you'd like to meet: Cory Henry
Who would play you in a movie: Adam Levine
Favorite food/drink: Indian, Japanese, Mezcal (the smokier the better)
Other than music: Hiking, Skiing, Travel, Crosswords


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: Dashboard Carl
Live Rig: LTD EV-401/EVH 5150 III 50 watt/Mesa Boogie 4x12/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: 14
Instruments: Guitar and vocals
Can be see playing with: Pinky and the Floyd, Bozeman's Family Band, 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: Sales / Pedal Guru
Years with Music Villa: 2
Instruments: Guitar
Can be see playing with: All sorts of gear
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: Working on my '79 Dodge W150 that I swear will run and drive soon

"Shreddy T" (Tyler)

Hometown: Kent, Washington.
Position: Shipping, Receiving, Amateur Infuencer Etc.
Years with Music Villa: 1
Instruments: Guitar
Can be see playing with: Himself in his bedroom
Live Rig: PRS CE 24, Ibanez RG Prestige, Blackstar Kentucky Special.
Influences: Judas Priest, Randy Rhoades, my uncle Eric, Guthrie Govan, Paul Gilbert 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: Hispanic dishes, Hot sauce, Chicken strips and beer.
Other than music: Bowling, sim racing, and hanging out with the homies.