June 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “Division Street”

00:00 - Session and talk with Russ Pahl
02:55 - Tour of Omni
04:30 - Little keyboard playing

THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT VID IS OFFICIALLY LIVE ....go to thesessionman.com if you wanna check it out!

Uncle Larry was busy as usual today kids….he did two sessions in two different studios that were waaaay across town from each other.

This little clip is from the morning session where I led a demo session (four songs in 3 hours) for my old buddy Dan Friszell at an old studio downtown called Omnisound on Division Street.

The band was
Russ Pahl: pedal steel
Evan Hutchings: drums
Mark Hill: bass
Jenee Fleenor: fiddle
John D Willis: acoustic
David Crutcher: keys
Uncle Larry: electronic guitar

When I say i “led” the session that means I wrote the charts and got twice as much dough as the rest of the guys for doing so. By the long-standing rules of the Nashville Musicians Union AFM branch 257, every session must have an assigned “leader”, who makes twice the dough of the other cats, in return for going through the trouble of making all the charts beforehand. Also, historically, whoever is the leader of the session gets to boss people around a little more than usual on that day, People kind of treat you like it's your birthday when you are the "session leader".

This video stars the legendary Russ Pahl, who has played pedal steel and guitar on A LOT of records…he has played with Vince Gill, Dan Auerbach and Bob Plant to name a few. Russ makes some really nice guitars under the brand name of “RP Guitars” (mostly Fender Tele and Strats with a few twists and turns) and he hand winds his own custom pickups. He is the living definition and pure embodiment of the phrase "tinkerer". Contact me for his email if you would like to investigate his work further.

And…if you can name the tune that i play on the piano at the end of this video, then I KNOW that you are a cool person

June 27th, 2023

“Hey Man Show Me A Cool Lick” (Volume 1)

00:00 - Lesson: Jerry Reed lick and more

Starring Nashville session legend John Willis.

A dear and cherished old pal of Uncle Larry.

June 26th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Update, "Birthday Gig Video Release and New Website News"

00:00 - Another day of slow, trippy playing (Police - Tea in the Sahara)
03:30 - Hey all! / About Tom / Thanks, Yuengling, working
05:30 - Live video of 3rd & Lindsley / Buy on new website
07:30 - "Guthrie Trapp and Tom Bukovac In Stereo" record
08:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
08:45 - Lesson: vi -> iv7
09:30 - Take a minute to see if I like or not
10:35 - Playing in the moment / Police songs
11:45 - Lesson: Bending the strings
13:20 - Duke Levine talk
15:05 - Pete Townshend - All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes

Wait just a minute....Uncle Larry has a website now??? Whattttt????

Check it out kids:


The freshly re-mixed live video from the birthday gig at 3rd and Lindsley on December 20th 2022 is finally ALMOST ready to launch. Should be up in the next day or two. You can purchase a digital download of it from the new website for $14.99 if you like.

It features guest appearances by Guthrie Trapp, Jedd Hughes and Wendy Moten.  It also features a few clams and an occasional video glitch that was unfixable in post... but in the big picture these are only minor inconveniences...it's all in the spirit of live performance and it's many imminent dangers.

Most importantly, the original audio tracks from this show were beautifully remixed by the legendary engineer Steve Marcantonio,....Steve made a lot of big records in New York...J Geils, John Lennon etc

Special thanks to young David McLeod for putting the new website together.

Special thanks to Sting for writing the fucking amazing song I played at the beginning of the video...

"Tea In The Sahara"

"My sisters and I
Have one wish before we die

And it may sound strange
As if our minds are deranged
Please don't ask us why
Beneath the sheltering sky
We have this strange obsession
You have the means in your possession

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The young man agreed
He would satisfy their need
So they danced for his pleasure
With a joy you could not measure
They would wait for him here
The same place every year
Beneath the sheltering sky
Across the desert he would fly

Tea in the Sahara with you
Tea in the Sahara with you

The sky turned to black
Would he ever come back?
They would climb a high dune
They would pray to the moon
But he'd never return
So the sisters would burn
As their eyes searched the land
With their cups full of sand"

Totally unrelated but still cool, here's that Duke Levine thing i mentioned in today's vid....absolutely transcendental shit.


Despite Dominic Hudson's best efforts to deter them, a lot of newer viewers have been asking "where is the tip jar?" lately...well, if you feel led to contribute a little something to the Homeskoolin' cause after well over 200 free guitar lessons, you can do that here.

For PayPal donations use this address:
For Venmo donations use this address:

There are still a few more of the hand signed limited edition Uncle Larry prints that Ziggy O'Leary did left....if you wanna check one out go here:

and a LOT of people don't seem to know that they can go here to purchase a myriad of Homeskoolin' related merchandise..including several different T-shirts and some beautifully constructed coffee mugs for those afflicted with thin lips...

You can also get some very cool Guthrie Trapp and Jedd Hughes merch at that same site.

Over the last couple years, Uncle Larry made a couple records that you could potentially listen to...
one is an instrumental solo record called "Plexi Soul" that is available here:

another is an instrumental collaboration with his dear friend Dean Deleo (originally from the Stone Temple Pilots organization) that is available here:

Thanks for watching the show friends..I hope you are learning how to find your own voice on the guitar.

June 24th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus Jam "Beach Music"

00:00 - Slow, tripped-out playing with some frenzy

A real top down summer cruiser from Uncle Larry after a long but extremely fun week of playing lots of guitar on lots of sessions.

June 18th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus. "A Typical Afternoon At Gruhn's With Old World"

00:00 - Changing strings on a Fender Telecaster
02:50 - Crimping / kinking string
09:50 - Bridge
14:00 - Nut height and first fret
17:17 - '34 Gibson L00 acoustic

New, with improved video quality....

This was filmed yesterday at Gruhn Guitars...just a couple dudes sharing some ideas about how to make an old guitar not play like a log wagon.
Greg "Old World" Voros
Nathan Golliher
Uncle Larry

Happy Father's Day dear Homeskoolers

Homeskoolin' PayPal tip jar tombukovac@gmail.com
Venmo tip jar is @Tom-Bukovac-1

June 16th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Blues In G”

00:00 - Fine acoustic playing

Uncle Larry plays some acoustical guitar for the class.


June 14th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Bonus, "Deep Album Cut Wednesday"

00:00 - Singing and strumming some Lynyrd Skynyrd / Thanks / Kids and music
03:20 - Selling Harmony Sovereign 1260
04:12 - 3rd and Lindsley remix / Guthrie update
05:17 - Trying out some guitars at Rumbleseat

Larry sings ya' a pretty obscure old tune and gives ya a little news you can use.

oh, and if you've never seen this before, you're welcome...

June 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Saturday Night Family Jams

00:00 - Covers by Uncle Larry's family

Uncle Larry and his two sweet sweet boys get their ya ya’s out on a Saturday night….

Leo (age 7) on the Hammond B3


Marshall (age 10) on the 1990 Gibson Flyin’ V he just got today at Rumbleseat Music

June 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin' Volume 227, Tom Bukovac, "Got A Girl In Cincinnatti..."

00:00 - Song and dance, without the dance / Medley Michael Jackson - Beat It
03:45 - Thank you for comments / Robert Baker help with YouTube Channel
05:00 - Old concert programs (Eddie Van Halen photo of guitars)
06:10 - Wynonna Judd / Dave Letterman / Epiphone Crestwood best "chopper" ever had / Dan Huff story
07:30 - '64 Lake Placid Blue Fender Jaguar
08:00 - Cranking the mute on (cool sound, but goes sharp) / Adjustable individual string mute
09:45 - NFL cards (Hewrtitt Dixon)
10:36 - Kameron Marlowe - one-take singer / James Otto - loudest singer
12:00 - Coming to Nashville and getting vintage acoustic guitar with songs in it
13:00 - Watching YouTube and numbskulls who don't know shit
15:30 - "Strat Tuesday" video and joke / Ole Clevelander
16:25 - "Catch 22" band, spandex, hair, metal, glam
17:00 - Hearing damage & wearing ear protection / Hearing aid story
18:13 - Meaningful compliments are from people that don't overuse them / Club soundman compliment story
20:56 - Strat video comments / Rewire Strat tone controls
23:00 - Strat guitar shape & ergonomics

Uncle Larry talks about mutes and numbskulls.

June 12th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Session Update, “Larry World”

00:00 - A view from Tommy's world

June 8th 2023….
day one of a two day Kameron Marlowe session at Backstage studios in Nashville Tn.
I must say, after several sessions with Kam over the last couple months, it has become abundantly clear that the boy can sing his fucking ass off.

Dann Huff: producer
Drew Bollman: lead engineer
Joel: pro tools guy
Dave Cohen: keys
Ilya Tochinskiy: acoustic
Jimmie Lee Sloas: bass
Miles McPherson: drums
Tommy Bukovac: electric



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