October 11th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Studio Update, “Gear, Gear, Gear!!!!”

00:00 - A little tour around the instruments and microphones
01:48 - '62 Country Club
02:31 - Gibson Custom
03:15 - Pedals / treble booster (R2R Electric) / Ebo / Tranzformer (api select)

Day two of a four day record project for Morgan Wallen and Joey Moi at Blackbird Studios in Nashville TN. There is enough gear in this place to kill an elephant. Thought i would give ya a little tour Hope you enjoy

September 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Big Fish In A Big Pond”

00:00 - Recording pedal steel in the studio
06:47 - Drum playing and lesson

A brief chat with two of the baddest cats to ever put on a pair of headphones….Paul Franklin and Victor Indrizzo.

September 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Target Shooting”

00:00 - Session footage

An excerpt from a little session i did today at Castle studio here in nashville.

It can be tedious at times, but a big part of being a session man is straight up what i’ve always referred to as “target shooting”. You gotta be able to quickly and cleanly execute fairly repetitive parts take after take and be dead in the pocket….and trust me on this friends, if you CAN’T do it, they will find someone who can.

I borrowed this Baxendale Sovereign from my buddy Kris Donegan, absolutely GREAT guitar. This was a double of a 6 string “ganjo” part i had previously played, but ill spare you that carnage haha.

Thanks for watching guys

August 12th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ B Roll Bonus

00:00 - Couple of clips

Just a random mish mash of Homeskoolin’ related stuff…the studio footage is from a sesh i did the other day for my producer friend Julian Raymond, working with a young artist called Connor Mccutcheon….very nice lad he is…

Can i just go off for a minute about how much i love Julian Raymond? I have done a million records with him since he moved to nashville 10 years ago or so….as a producer, he always has a way of making me think i can accomplish or play ANYTHING….

Being a positive force and being a cheerleader is a great trait for any producer to have. As a player, when producers act that way you just want to KICK ASS for them…. and conversely, when producers are condescending cunts you absolutely DO NOT want to kick ass for them.

And what’s with these brown bottles of rolling rock here??


July 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Session Update “Everybody Loves Danny”

00:00 - Back stage gear tour
04:00 - Danny Dugmore

Day two of a three day odyssey….special guests, our beloved Bryan Sutton and the legendary Dan Dugmore…check out his credits on allmusic.com kids…a true session man.

July 6th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Special Treat…Bryan Sutton

00:00 - Bryan Sutton advice on acoustic guitars

What a special day kids….of the finest acoustic guitar players to ever breathe air joined us today… Bryan Sutton…what a bad ass…stick around all the way through. There is some absolutely RIPPIN’ guitar playing at the end and great wisdom throughout.

Thank you Bryan

June 29th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Session B Roll, “The Bass Capo”

00:00 - Recording with bass capo

Session bassist Jacob Lowrey demonstrating a device that was originally pioneered by the legendary Jimmie Lee Sloas….the “bass capo”.

Jacob is lucky to be trying ANY type of capo after a incident that took place a few months ago where he fell through a roof and broke everything rib related in his body.

Also starring:
David “Bird Dog” Dorn
Drew Winn
Chris Utley
Shawn Fichter


April 24th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Studio Update, “The Amazing Dawgs”

00:00 - Session playing

The crude early stages of trying to fashion some weird random thoughts into some sort of song with Ann Wilson and her band “The Amazing Dawgs” …

Ok, first off, who came up with that name?? and even more amazing is the fact that we all agreed to it…

Tony the bass player has been seriously considering getting the words “Amazing Dawg” tattooed on his arm….but there have been a few threats that the band name might get changed at some point…i personally kinda like it because its just so unbelievably dumb.

I want to sincerely thank all of you guys for watching the channel and for all the kind donations…99.8 percent of you people are absolute sweethearts…

April 20th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Session Bonus footage…long form…VERY long form

00:00 - Recording session footage

Wednesday, 4/20…my old dear departed stoner buddy Rick's favorite day of the year….three or four chords and the truth….the truth that being a session man ain’t always glamorous.

Dear Kris Donegan and myself flogging some dual acoustics on day two of a session at Backstage studio in Nashville Tennessee.

Dann Huff producing an artist called Kam Marlowe.

Justin Niebank and Sweet Shawn running the PA…
Stixy Mchugh on drums….Tony Lucido on bass….David Cohen on keys

March 31st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus….”Session Man Plays A Country and Western Ballad”

00:00 - Under Pressure lick and story / Waiting around
05:35 - Start recording / Beautiful playing
16:25 - Chord chart

A day in the life of Larry.

March 28th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 135, Tom Bukovac, “Sympathetic For The Devil”

00:00 - Playing the double-neck with bliss resonance
02:42 - Hello, friends! / Guitar show
03:50 - Son into guitars / Inspirational message about kids
05:36 - Deals at guitar show
05:54 - 1958 Gibson EMS-1235 hollowbody double-neck
07:07 - Demonstration
08:36 - 1967 Marshall PA 50 watt plexi
09:00 - Pedal trading / Pre-Rocked Pedals / Lessons coming

A brief chat on sympathetic string vibrations on double neck guitars….fatherhood…and the virtues of vintage guitar shows…

Companies mentioned in episode are
Pre-Rocked Pedals
Diablo Guitars
Abalone Vintage

In this video Larry is plunking a 1958 Gibson EMS-1235 hollow body double neck through a 1967 Marshall PA 50 watt plexi.

Thanks for watching the show friends

March 8th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 132, “Hard Lessons And Hard Hats”

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 7th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus…”Studio Rat”

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

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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?”

February 15th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Update, “Man…Sessions Are Hard”

00:00 - Acoustic playing
00:38 - Good morning, Homeskooler's
00:54 - Session accident, thumb injury
03:58 - Super Bowl
04:34 - Accidents
05:22 - Selling something
05:39 - Responding to folks / Finding time
08:11 - Kay acoustic

Yet another installment in the ongoing “weird shit that happens to uncle larry” saga.

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 27th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update, “Travelin’ Session Man”

00:00 - Back to sessions

Just a quick hello to all you Homeskoolers out there…its been a while, but things are getting back to “normal”….and more importantly FALL IS COMING….Praise the Baby Jesus….

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

July 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 108, Tom Bukovac, “Reverb Math”

00:00 - Slow ambient jam
02:17 - Hello, class!
04:37 - Baritone strings / Gauge
05:29 - Wrapping strings
06:28 - Jerry Jones Neptune Longhorn Baritone / A tuning
07:40 - Gibson Eb-2D Bass garage sale

Hello class, just a brief exploratory look at baritone guitars….keep in mind, EVERY guitar sounds cool when you tune it down low enough. Props to John Scott from Bluesman Vintage guitars in Nashville. You may want to contact him if you like lightweight guitars…the Strat he had with him yesterday was literally the lightest Strat i have ever felt in my entire life…5 pounds tops.

If you guys want either of the two instruments from Uncle Larrys Garage Sale just email me at tombukovac@gmail.com

Buyer pays all shipping

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May 26th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Late Night Random Montage, "A Tribute To Your Good Taste"

00:00 - String bending intro jam
01:00 - Hello, everyone! / Video setup
01:12 - Heart songs
01:55 - Magic Man tuning
02:27 - Session with Charles Kelly
03:05 - Ben Rector with Tom on guitar
03:43 - '55 Tele & Blackstar amp
04:05 - Magic Man playing & lesson
05:37 - Sessions video

A little mish mash montage of recent Uncle Larry related items....including a little late night Tele abuse and an ice cold Rolling Rock premium lager (which, as the box says, is a " tribute to your good taste")

Here's the Ben Rector tune....

Part three of this montage features two of my dear friends....Troy Lancaster (guitarist) and Drew Bollman (engineer)....cinematography by Tony Lucido.

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