June 1st, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 315, Tom Bukovac, “Stage Deluxe”

00:00 - Sliding the acoustic
00:45 - Welcome to morning time / Gibson Roy Smeck Stage Deluxe acoustic / 50th Bday party Vince Gill gift
03:30 - High quality product
04:12 - Upgrading the audio for 3rd & Lindsley
08:13 - "New favorite drummer" & "Challenged: Sleepy Time"
09:00 - Get bootys shaking & dancing / Boogie / A lot of energy
10:00 - Sam Ash closing stores
11:20 - Rare fade / Foot taps / Being on time foot taps
12:54 - Rare fade II / VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
13:15 - Hardest guitar to find pickups for?  Fender Telecaster
14:00 - Happiest ever been with Tele pickup / Japanese Telecaster (Van Zant) / Fernandes pickups
15:34 - 100,000 subscribers and slowing because of zombie channel
16:23 - Corn on the cob and tator salad

it's no secret that Uncle Larry loves a good ramble early in the mornin’…
this one got so long winded that corporate had to edit some of it out so the listeners wouldn’t fall plum asleep...

here's the link for some cozy ass t shirts from the new record

if you wanna come to the record release party shows on August 16 and 17 here's the link...
i think they getting pretty close to being sold out

God's favorite drummer…
"Jesus loves Larry"
The Largest Drum Set in the World! --...

here's young Nephew Nate's boogie
Nephew Nate’s Seated Aerobics (Uncle ...

this is what Marshall is into now...he loves this Kentucky Ballistics shit...hell so do i
The 50 BMG Pistol (The Power Of A 50 ...

thank you guys very much for the support of the channel and the steady tip jar donations...i just hope you guys know how much i appreciate it.
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May 27th, 2024

Homeskoolin’ Volume 313, Tom Bukovac, “Rumours”

00:00 - Playing some unique licks with an attenuator
00:25 - New upcomer and Heart - Barracuda
00:35 - Loop playing with soul
04:05 - Hello, friends! / Memorial Day tribute / Starbucks tangent
05:38 - Update / Vince Gill gig at Ryman
06:30 - Bukovac & Guthrie show w/ special guests
07:25 - Back to playing that beautiful music
08:35 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Attenuators?
09:35 - Do you use direct sounds? / Direct rack effects (TC 2290, etc.)
11:39 - Gibson SG Special and playing

Uncle Larry WILL indeed be playing with Vince Gill during his residency at the Ryman August 1 through 4…that gig is firm, officially "on the books" as they say in the biz....

...but this other thing that I overheard some weird drunk guy blabbing on and on about at the bar last night is definitely NOT confirmed by any stretch…

the guy was saying something about some gig by two Nashville guitar nerds who were all excited about some dumb instrumental record they made...i can't really remember the details because i wasn't really listening...

i do remember though that he kept saying that it’s ESPECIALLY NOT supposed to happen on those two calendar days that fall in between august 15 and 18...but thats about all i remember

and totally unrelated...
hey guys....if you DO like this channel and you ARE stealing all my free ideas, please visit the tip jar.
this shit doesn't grow on trees ya know

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thank you friends

November 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Goes To Gruhns Volume 7

00:00 - Vince Gill Goes to Gruhn's

Vince Gill
George Gruhn
Greg Voros
Cory Terrell
and the posse

October 23rd, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus "Steel Your Heart Away"

00:00 - Ole cowboy playing
02:30 - Hello, friends! / Long day Vince Gill session
03:32 - Real quick message about Plexi Soul
04:50 - Guthrie Trapp record
05:58 - Footage from session

Kids...we are SO CLOSE to having Plexi Soul on vinyl!! Stay tuned for forthcoming link friends....

The inside of the luxurious gatefold cover opens up to quite the scene....picture basically my entire life story shown in several grainy Polaroid photos laid out on a messy coffee table the morning after a boozy party strictly for grown ups.

And....if thats not enough to get your blood pumpin', you can thrill to the sound of the greatest living pedal steel guitar player on this planet...Paul Franklin.

Oh, and fuck off Teddy Boy you miserable twat...

July 30th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Boss Man & Bubba”

00:00 - Special Duesenberg Session Man

This video shows two sweetheart dudes that have both been a MAJOR positive influence on my life.

The first part was shot back on July 11th.

Vinnie ordered a special one-off short scale version of the Duesenberg Session Man Uncle Larry model, and i couldn't resist the urge to film the "unboxing" part of the program haha.
I think he truly liked it....it's a beautiful guitar.
He says he plans to use it on the next Eagles run.
Thanks to dearest Nathan (or "Navin" as Vince calls him) Fawley for taking care of us all these years.
I'm very proud to be a part of the Duesenberg team

I've learned a lot from Mr. Gill in this life....i played behind him for years, and spent many hours in the studio with him, and I'm ALWAYS learning something from watching him operate.
A true master and a lovely guy.

The fella at the end of the vid is my "mentor" or "guru" or whatever other word you would use.

He was the best man at my wedding in 2010.....he literally taught me everything i know about old guitars and amps when i was growing up.

Greg "Bubba" Sarley

I don't know what the hell i would do without him.

Love you Bubba and Vinnie....bros to the end

Thanks for watching friends.

July 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 228, Tom Bukovac, "The Sad Fate Of Frozen Meat"

00:00 - Strumming and intro / Memories
02:00 - Coming sessions / Kid Rock / Irsay gig
03:30 - Many thanks
04:09 - Storm came through lost power and the generator
05:30 - Taylor acoustic
06:00 - Listening to music with boys / "Devil Went Down to Georgia"
06:48 - Loopers broke / Cat Stevens got to be the coolest guy
09:00 - Pete Townshend song writing / "You Better You Bet"
09:50 - Lesson: Chord sheet to "You Better You Bet"
10:10 - "You Better You Bet" playing
13:56 - Lesson: Chords progressions
18:00 - Many thanks again

Uncle Larry returns to the Homeskoolin' program after a long hiatus during which time he was in exhaustive "solo dad when kids are out of school" mode.

Please check out thesessionman.com

Lots of fun stuff on there...tons of photos, links, etc etc
AND... you can buy the digital download of the birthday concert!

March 4th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Double Down”

00:00 - Little behind the scenes with some great players


Vegas baby…if anyone is bored today in Vegas come to the free show downtown….starts at noon.

We got Billy Gibbons, Vince Gill, Kevin Cronin, Kenny Wayne, Kenny Aronoff, Mikey Mills, Jimmy Irsay, Mikey Wanchic, Billy Branch on the harp, and some other crabby old guy who’s name I can’t remember.

We had to move the show time up because of approaching inclement weather.

Millsy and I have a lot of fun over on stage right….never stop laughing…or drinking. He’s a lovely guy and i appreciate the fact that he always puts up with me and my little camera.

January 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 186, Tom Bukovac, “13”

00:00 - Little mellow strumming
02:32 - What's up Homeskoolers / Greetings and Jeff Beck
05:09 - Game: Name tracks from an album / That's who you are (age: 13)
08:38 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Vince Gill and session knowledge
11:45 - Did you ever play football?
13:00 - Stolen guitars?
15:26 - Bring on the Night - Police / Cover songs
16:10 - Thanks and learning from lessons / Stealing knowledge and uniqueness
18:47 - Tinnitis
20:25 - Live stream setup?
20:55 - Amp mainly used? Princeton Reverb
21:38 - Yes - Fragile

Uncle Larry discusses the important formative years of the typical lifer musician...and more specifically the "magic age"....13

Thanks for watching dear Homeskoolers...

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and it's cold out there...getchya a hoodie

January 10th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “The Guitar Slinger”

00:00 - Plethora of guitars and knowledge

Day 2 of a 10 day Vince Gill session in downtown Nashville TN

Jedd Hughes
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Justin Niebank
Matt Rausch

December 7th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 178, Tom Bukovac, “Blues For Don Ho”

00:00 - Most Rock 'n Roll scream (Ann Wilson, Sean )
01:45 - Gibson Roy Smeck playing
02:35 - Gibson Roy Smeck guitar
04:07 - 50th birthday party / George Gruhn story
07:20 - Football cards
08:58 - Baseball card set story
10:49 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Electro-Harmonix & Boss pedals
14:13 - Vignette
14:42 - Cool sounds / Rules of recording
16:50 - Microphones & get creative with mics
18:28 - Digital world
18:47 - Oz Noy
20:13 - Favorite phaser?
21:25 - Ann Wilson & recording
22:29 - Lesson: Slide playing
23:40 - Football concussion and crash test

Uncle Larry deep dives into some uncomfortably non music related musings….and sings the praises of the greatest pedal company of all time.

Here's a video you might get a kick out of:


Here's a story you might get a cry out of:

September 18th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “B Roll From Giants Show”

00:00 - Footage of the rehearsal for "Giants"

Warning: this one here is ONLY for the real die hard Homeskoolers out there.

Damn near 30 minutes of rehearsal footage....i thought about chopping it up, but then decided to give it all to ya in one big long painful block, so you can feel the slog of a 10 hour rehearsal day just like we do haha.

disclaimer: i clearly realize that there are worse 10 hour work days.....

i'll tell ya' a job that would REALLY suck. top of my list of all-time nightmare jobs....to be the guy that cleans and maintains a busy airport restroom....there's something about "international shit" that's even more horrifying than "domestic shit".... the worst job i ever had in my younger days was doing carpet and flooring with my older brother doug...it was great to hang out with him all day, but the job itself SUCKED.

i also did asphalt with my other brother Mike....a VERY small company in Cleveland called "Perfection Paving"...the only dump truck the company could afford was from the 40's and it wouldn't go over 35 MPH on the highway....which was a problem when you are carrying a hot load of asphalt long distances.

anyhoo....back to today's video...b roll rehearsal footage from the recently aired CMT show called "Giants" honoring Vince Gill.

Uncle Larry
Jedd Hughes
Paulie Franklin
Chris Stapleton
Jimmie Lee Sloas
Becky Fluke

September 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Larry, Jedd and Paul, featuring Sting”

00:00 - Footage from Country Music Television's "Giants"

Hahaaa….just kiddin…i know the real billing order…it should be “Jedd, Paul and Tom, featuring Sting”

Heres an alternate take from the one that actually was on the show.

Hope you enjoy…i had a lonely princeton reverb backstage behind a wall, mic’ed up, and what you are hearing is through the wedge.

When you got your guitar sounding like this through a wedge, you KNOW its gonna be right out front.

September 16th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ PSA, “TV Time”

00:00 - Beautiful crunch playing
01:56 - Hello, class!
02:30 - Who carries Duesenberg model
03:55 - Vince Gill CMT Special "Giants"
04:20 - Rickenbacker 360 Bubbletop

Hi guys.....if you're bored tonite check out the show i played on called "Giants" honoring Vince Gill
on the CMT network
8pm central...y'all better hurry

Stores in the U.S. that carry the Duesenberg Session Man guitar:
The Guitar Sanctuary, TX
Palen Music Center, MO
Sound Pure, NC
N' Stuff Music, PA
Lark Guitars, TX
Huber & Breese Music, MI
Willcutt Guitar, KY
Boston Guitars, MA
Midwood Guitars, NC
Spicer Music, AL
Ye Olde Music, SC
Danville Music, CA
Music Villa. MT

Thank you to all of you guys for believing in the model!

September 12th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 163, Tom Bukovac, “Charcuterie & Crudite Blues”

00:00 - Raw pickin' and chuggin' intro
03:40 - Hello, class! / Being back home / Upcoming gigs and musicians
06:00 - Jim Irsay private plane and hotel
09:10 - Danny Nucci
10:00 - Buddy Guy encounter
12:08 - Harmony Silvertone Jupiter / h47 Stratotone guitar (1423)
15:00 - Lesson: Nastiest G Minor 6th chord (Bluesy Pentatonic)

A brief discussion on how once you fly private one time, you’re basically ruined for life. And….a look at how nasty a minor 6th can be.

February 14th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 91, Tom Bukovac, “Paper or Plastic?”

00:00 - Rock, Country, Blues intro
01:38 - Tom Britt tribute / Open tunings
03:27 - Ry Cooder adaptation lesson
05:13 - Open Eb lesson / Transposing
08:03 - Slide
09:32 - Chords and octaves
10:29 - Tuning to "don't know what the hell it is."
11:30 - Open G lesson / Transposing
13:48 - Keith Richards / Low string
14:28 - Led Zeppelin - Dancing Days lesson
15:08 - Juicy jam
15:59 - V chord
16:20 - Drop low string to C lesson / IV chord

A free tutorial on open tunings and a thank you to one of my mentors...
Tom Britt

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July 25th, 2020

Homeskoolin’ Volume 57, Tom Bukovac, “Fade Into Cleveland”

00:00 - Island music intro
02:36 - Hello, class!
04:02 - RIP Peter Green
04:20 - VCB name / Reasonable man
05:24 - "A Good Friend of Mine"
06:00 - The Pretenders / Lesson
06:48 - String changing
07:28 - Mosrite Combo / Noisy
08:27 - Horizontal layout of chords

A brief chat family discussion about the VCB.

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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 guitarhouse.net  Homeskoolin' tip jar is PayPal tombukovac@gmail.com

April 3rd, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 17, Tom Bukovac, "Touch"

00:00 - Corolling Rock lessons / Traditional Country playing
02:42 - Howya all doing
03:33 - How to play real Country
04:00 - "Touch" is everything
06:03 - Ways to play a note
07:40 - Play softer and bloom / overload

I may not have time tomorrow to post another video friends, so here's what we call an "early delivery". Check out the music of the fella I mentioned here Jedd Hughes if you don't already know about him....amazing player.

April 3rd, 2020

Corona Lessons Volume 16, Tom Bukovac “Harmony”

00:00 - Slow tempo playing
01:41 - Hello, everybody / Thanks
02:12 - Knowing the fretboard
03:28 - Thirds and Fourths
04:20 - Old Vince Gill song
05:04 - Tuning
05:30 - Dave Stewart wedding gift / Blackbird
05:54 - Fifths
06:27 - Beatles - "And Your Birds Can Sing"
07:01 - Joe Walsh story

Pretty self explanatory here kids...


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