Butch Strey


I spent a lot of years playing in bands in the Flathead Valley, MT. I had to quit playing music when I moved to this area (Deer Lodge, MT) and no longer had weekends off. I would like to meet up with some people that want to jam with the possibility of forming a band in the future if I ever end up in a position of being able to get weekends off again. I haven't played much for a long time so I'm pretty rusty but it will come back! I'm very professional and when I was playing I could play any style. I don't have an ego trip. My passion is southern rock and blues but I also enjoy playing heavy metal and country. I think a band needs to be able to play about anything and have it sound authentic. I don't like to copy guitar solos note for note, to me music isn't about being a parrot, it's about doing what your heart tells you. I see far too many bar bands that are trying so hard to play the song exactly how it was on the original album that they don't look like they're having fun. If that is what gives them pleasure from their music then that's great but it isn't my bag. I say Loosen up and just play! If you have a similar view on music, give me a holler and let's see if we can get together!

Screen name:
Butch Strey
Member since:
May 26 2010
Active over 1 month ago
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Most available:


Stevie Ray Vaughan, Gary Rossington, Yngwie Malmsteen, Buddy Guy, BB King, Hendrix, Queensryche, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Moore, Pete Anderson, Hughie Thomasson, Rickey Medlocke, basically anyone who plays with passion and emotion.


Over the years I've either given away or sold almost everything I used to have including my very early edition Stevie Ray Vaughan signature Strat. What I have left is my 1970 Les Paul Goldtop Deluxe that was autographed by the 1998 version of Lynyrd Skynyrd and I have 2 amp heads; a very old Peavey Mace and an old but not quite as old Peavey VTM 120. I only play Peavey amps. I hate Marshalls with a passion.