March 13th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam…ZZ TomChapters
00:00 - Rehearsing with the man himself, Billy Gibbons
A super rough rehearsal sketch from the moment when our little band was joined by the coolest guy that ever walked on this earth….as you all know Uncle Larry is a huge fan of the Reverend Billy G….I have been lucky enough to work with him a couple times in my humble career.
He is the NICEST guy you will ever meet.
Ol’ Larry rarely gets starstruck by anybody but i gotta admit it’s a very cool feeling being anywhere near Billy Gibbons.
I didn’t think he would remember me from the last time we jammed together, but when he walked up on stage at this rehearsal and looked right at me and yelled out “Mr. T” i gotta admit i was instantly 13 years old again sitting in my room listening to “It’s Only Love” off the Tejas album and staring at that amazing album sleeve. Such a genius, such a sweetheart and such a class act…and soooo cool and easy to work with.
If i could ever achieve just one percent of the coolness this man exudes in my own life i would be absolutely thrilled.
Credit to my dear 9 year old son Marshall for coming up with the title for this video….he’s great at coming up with cool names for stuff quickly haha.
March 12th, 2022
Homeskoolin Bonus, CollectionChapters
00:00 - Kenny Aronoff playing Ringo Starr's drum kit.
Just a small portion of the Jim Irsay collection of incredible memorabilia….featuring the tireless Kenny Aronoff.
March 12th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus Pack, “Larry’s Blues”Chapters
00:00 - Rehearsal footage
In LA rehearsing with a great group of freakishly talented people you may recognize for a private gig…great fun
March 8th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Volume 132, “Hard Lessons And Hard Hats”Chapters
00:00 - Wisdom from real musicians / Best advice
00:20 - Bryan Sutton - 1. Listening. 2. Less notes.
01:24 - Jerry Roe - 1. "It's just music, don't worry about it." - Jerry Reed 2. Ask about money first.
02:36 - Dave Cohen - Don't play 3rds.
03:40 - Paul Franklin - Bring your pencil and plan your escape.
04:38 - Ben Burgess - 1. Lyrics are everything. 2. Learn your shapes.
06:31 - Joey Moi - 1. Read a chart. 2. Don't spook the band.
08:00 - Reading a chart / Nickelback
09:12 - Talent in Nashville
10:00 - Little Tommy Bukovac - Everything you play should frame the vocal
13:13 - Clarify the money
As the late afternoon session rolls into the night session, post dinner, that’s usually when the REAL deep talks start happening.
It pains me to think about the combined total hours of studio experience the seven people interviewed in this video have accumulated in their lifetimes….hope there is something here you Homeskoolers can use.
Thanks for watching guys
From left to right:
Joey Moi: producer
Ben Burgess: artist
Dave Cohen: keyboards
Jerry Roe: drums
Paul Franklin: pedal steel
Bryan Sutton: acoustic guitar
Yours Truly: electric guitar
Jimmie Lee Sloas played bass today on this session but he is not in this video
Filmed at Blackbird studio D
March 8th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ “Uncle Larry Needs Your Help Part 2”Chapters
00:00 - Looking for Derek from Vice Grip Garage
Guys….please help here….can you please blow up Derek’s channel Vice Grip Garage for me…and invite him AND his children to come down to the studio today and hang with us….we are HUGE FANS and we will roll out the red carpet for him.
Derek if you want to come to the studio the address is
2806 Azalea Place
We are in room D with the artist Ben Burgess
March 7th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus…”Studio Rat”Chapters
00:00 - Playing on a session
At various points in my life i have actually considered just having a pair of headphones surgically attached to my head…but alas i never go through with it.
There was a funny little chat on the session today about which Nashville studio guys are known for having the loudest headphones historically…there are a couple guys who’s names ALWAYS gets mentioned in that conversation.
I ain’t gonna lie, I like my phones pretty bangin’, but i have been around some cats who have their phones so fucking loud you can’t even get near them, let alone put them over your ears.
It’s truly a wonder that i am not totally deaf after basically having headphones on for eight hours a day for about 25 years.
The tune i was playing in this clip is just a little “sea shanty” feel in D….6/8 time signature. That’s my old ‘38 Bone I’m floggin’ on.
Today was a double at Sound Emporium A for a guy named Corey Smith, i think he’s from Georgia but he is part of the Texas country scene…
The engineer was Chad Carlson
Producer was Erik Dylan
Me and Rob Mcnelley on guitars
“The Craig” Young on bass
Nir Z on drums
Jenee Fleenor on fiddle
Andy Sheridan on keys
Paypal tip jar is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for watching the show folks
Apparently ol’ Scank has received a BUNCH of orders today for the little Uncle Larry tweed deluxe amps that were featured in yesterday’s video.
you guys are awesome…
So, name the author of this famous quote: “did you ever notice that all Larry’s 'dear' friends are selling something?”
March 6th, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus “My Clone Sleeps Alone”Chapters
00:00 - Play through of a clone of a Fender Tweed Deluxe.
After original Fender Tweed Deluxes reached 8-10k i finally decided to give up hunting one and have my buddy Mike Scaggs make me this killer clone. He did a wonderful job and the amp sounds amazing…you can clearly hear in this clip how bad ass this thing sounds. If any of you guys out there are hunting a cool hand built amp at an EXTREMELY reasonable price look no further. I have known this guy for almost 30 years and he is about as trustworthy of a person as you will ever meet on this planet. Check out old Scank and his amps at www.p2pamps.com
March 3rd, 2022
Uncle Larry’s Garage Sale Volume 1Chapters
00:00 - Garage sale / Hayman Bass / Boss RPQ-10 EQ / Rockman / Steel Guitar
A few weirdo odds and ends some of you true weirdo guys out there might be into…i was about to put this stuff on Reverb but i decided to offer it to you Homeskoolers first so there would be no fees.
OF COURSE you guys know that all i care about is making as much money as possible from this channel, as Silviu pointed out a long time ago. By the way, have you guys seen the extremely nice comments Silviu has been leaving in the VCB lately?
Email me at email@example.com if you want any of this stuff….PLEASE dont ask me to send any of this stuff out of the Continental US of A…im sorry but I’m too old to be dealing with international shipping….i went to Switzerland once …fucking beautiful place…zero trash and litter on the side of the road…classy as hell…but still, i ain’t shipping this shit there.
March 2nd, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam, “The Bird Returns To The Place It Originally Returned To”Chapters
00:00 - Rockin' the Firebird
A little Cleveland raunch for all you Homeskoolers out there.
I call this one “Give Me All Your Hot Blooded Blue Mornings For You”
Thank you for watching the show.
March 2nd, 2022
Homeskoolin’ Bonus, Larry’s First “Unboxing” VideoChapters
00:00 - Some 12-string playing
01:17 - Studio jokes
02:06 - Hagstrom 12 String
02:34 - Jazz show
03:34 - Most important guy - engineer
04:05 - Old school Country band fantasy
05:00 - Unboxing football cards
Hey guys, thanks for watching the show…standby, below i will be posting cool links to other youtube channels that are endorsed by Larry
"The Way Back Sessions ...hosted by dear Adam Carter....great artful shit showcasing the Phoenix music scene....Adam is an amazing creative dude and he really cares about music....here's a video he did with Sarah recently
I dig this guy too...I think he is a fellow Homeskooler, but I like what he's doing here
This guy Jun626 has been on youtube for years...amazing shit...he REALLY figures these old rock tunes out correctly..here's a video of him playing "Achilles Last Stand" note for fucking note that i have been watching since my earliest days of being on youtube