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September 15th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 111, Tom Bukovac, “Wagons In Space”

00:00 - Space Wagon playing
01:53 - Hey, Homeskoolers!
02:43 - TTW thanks
03:51 - "Prog Jam" song
04:08 - Martin acoustic
04:20 - Space Wagon lesson / Chords
06:26 - Melody / Sarah Buxton
07:12 - Tricky verse part
08:58 - Building the song
09:44 - Playing the song
11:17 - Studio mess, campout

Hello class!!! Its your weird old uncle….tonites lesson teaches you how to play "Space Wagon" from the Trip The Witch record that came out recently. This track is probably my personal fave on the album, although its a bit of a wall flower at first glance.

Today was day one of a four day Morgan Wallen record at Blackbird studios in Nashville….its nice to be able to camp out for a few days and get weird…bring out the weird toys.

I’m actually totally serious about eventually making the move to all combo amps….the big head/cabinet scenario has served me well for many years, but I always like to keep evolving and trying new things.

Thanks so much for the kind words about the TTW album, Dean and I really appreciate it.

August 10th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update Part 2, “Acoustic Fever”

00:00 - Acoustic track playing

For the truly bored who wanna get a long winded look at the life of a session man….here is part 2 my friends.

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August 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update Part 1 “Acoustic Fever”

00:00 - Acoustic track playing

Monday August 9th 2021…Soultrain Studios in Berry Hill.
Working on a project with an extremely talented Aussie fella named Wes Dean.

Wes sang, played some great acoustic and blew me away with some absolutely wicked Bob Dylan/Neil Young style harmonica playing….(which is one thing we are SORELY lacking here in the Nashville session scene in my opinion).
Corky Courtelyou producing and engineering.
Kyle Blunt Pro Tools operator.
I played electric and a bit of acoustic as you see here.
The legendary Freddie Eltringham on drums.
Adam Beard on an olive drab P bass.
Charlie Lowell on keys.

I know it sucks when you can’t hear the context of the track that I am playing along with, but unfortunately thats all I can give you guys without pissing off the artist I am working for.

The guitar I'm playing is a 1937 Gibson Advanced Jumbo that I just recently purchased from Gruhn Guitars. I had to sell about five guitars to even remotely afford it but thats just fine with me....the thing is truly not of this earth.

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thanks for watching the show guys

May 24th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “The Italian Job”

00:00 - Session (acoustic guitar)
02:27 - Victor (drum kit / stacking cymbals)
03:12 - Tony (bass guitar / '64 Gibson Thunderbird)
04:11 - Thoughts on playing / Country of origin
05:08 - Tom (guitar rig / quick look)
05:28 - Kay guitar

Monday May 24, 2021....Blackbird Studio A

Connor McCutcheon: artist
Julian Raymond: producer
Lowell “Lloyd” Reynolds: engineer
Steve Cordray: pro tools
Jerry Mcpherson: guitar
Me: guitar
Victor Indrizzo: drums
Tony Lucido: bass
Tim Lauer: keys

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July 20th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 55, Tom Bukovac, “12 Strings & 12 Packs”

00:00 - Intro country tune
02:55 - Hello, class!
04:05 - Viewer Comment Bin (VCB)
04:11 - Create tablature
05:25 - Steve Vai technique
06:18 - Thumb bass notes
07:58 - Pretentious studio guys
08:38 - Prince - Conditions of the Heart
09:34 - Bukovac / Deleo
10:27 - Kind words / Thanks
11:14 - Country jam lesson

A not so brief ramble on a smorgasbord of musical thoughts from an NEO escapee.

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July 10th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 51, Tom Bukovac, “Smoky Mountain Blues"

00:00 - Smoky Mountain Blues

Just a little tune I have been mucking about with over the last 4 or 5 days up here in the Smoky Mountains on a nice little family vacay. Think of it as an addendum to Tom Sawyer....and don’t you fret because class will resume as usual VERY soon, your pal, Little Tommy

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June 27th, 2020

Homeskoolin Volume 46, Tom Bukovac, “Workin’ Man”

00:00 - Look into a session

On location in Nashville number 12, at the end of two really fun days of recording with Johnny Reid at his amazing studio. Killer band....Bryan Sutton on acoustic, Freddie Eltringham on skins, Jimmie Lee Sloas on bass, Paul Franklin on steel, Tim Lauer on keys, Corky on the console. I am plunking on a '37 Martin OOO-28.

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May 11th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 26, Tom Bukovac, “Regatta De Summer Breeze”

00:00 - Police bass loop jam
04:19 - Greatest concert
05:33 - Walking on the Moon lesson
06:50 - Common traits of the Greats
10:36 - Muting / Bouncing trick lesson

A brief explanation of string muting and a declaration of my lifelong obsession with The Police. Homeskoolin' T shirts available at if you like the show, PayPal tip jar:

May 9th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 24, Tom Bukovac, “The Jones’s”

00:00 - Acoustic Beatles Intro
00:18 - Welcome / Waking up On Your Own
02:17 - Beatles acoustic lesson
03:08 - Great endings / "End a Phrase"
06:30 - Pedalboard / Non-traditional guitar sounds
08:29 - Joe Baldridge story and overdubs
10:49 - Acoustic guitar / LEON?
12:08 - Be among the greats

A brief early morning stroll down memory lane. Homeskoolin' t shirts available at Homeskoolin’ tip jar: PayPal

May 5th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 21, Tom Bukovac, “The Over/Under”

00:00 - Intro trippy jam
02:56 - Welcome
03:21 - Viewer Comment Bin
03:50 - Wipe down guitars?
05:11 - Closing your eyes
05:36 - Rolling Rock and beer
06:27 - Vince Gill / Acoustic / SG
10:21 - Vegas
11:21 - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
14:38 - Old Southern Joke reference
18:11 - 4 Chord loop lesson

A brief chat existential jam and a rummage through the viewer comment bin. order a Homeskoolin' t shirt at  Homeskoolin' tip jar is PayPal

April 13th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 5, Tom Bukovac, “More Fool Me”

00:00 - Intro (Phil Collins)
01:21 - Song

One of my alltime “favourite” bits....featuring Sarah Buxton on lead vocal
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