Butcher Babies' Henry Flury: “I run all over the stage, so the last thing I want to do is dance on a pedalboard. I let my hands do the talking!”

Henry Flury of Butcher Babies
(Image credit: Shawn Murphy)

25 years ago, Henry Flury left his home state of Oregon and moved to Los Angeles to pursue music full-time. At first, the decision was something of a disappointment to his parents, who hoped he would take over the family’s logging supply company. “But deep down, they understood,” he says. “They told me, ‘We knew you were going to do this, so go for it.’ I went to LA and never looked back.”

Flury, now based in Las Vegas, grew up in Roseburg, Oregon, a logging town and timber capital in the southern part of the state, and a two-hour commute to concert hubs like Eugene and Portland – treks that he made regularly. 

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Alison Richter is a seasoned journalist who interviews musicians, producers, engineers, and other industry professionals, and covers mental health issues for GuitarWorld.com. Writing credits include a wide range of publications, including GuitarWorld.com, MusicRadar.com, Bass Player, TNAG Connoisseur, Reverb, Music Industry News, Acoustic, Drummer, Guitar.com, Gearphoria, She Shreds, Guitar Girl, and Collectible Guitar.