February 7th, 2023

Homeskoolin Volume 190, Tom Bukovac, “Soul Dust”

00:00 - Soulful playing
05:04 - What's up cats! / Staind
06:06 - Early '90s MIJ Gretsch 6129
07:25 - Acoustic guitar, Open E chord and intonation
08:30 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin) / Great resource of lessons
11:00 - '64 Fender Jazzmaster
12:20 - Guitars tell me where to go
13:00 - Jazzmasters pickups too low
13:45 - Les Paul Custom - the one that is the best
14:25 - Picking and a playing the Jazzmaster

Uncle Larry has a go on a couple new plunks and discusses recent events along with a brief glimpse into the VCB.

February 3rd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Dance Party, “Mission Impossible Blooze”

00:00 - Playing the blues

Uncle Larry gets way out in the blues wilderness, fighting for his life, out there alone in the devil’s blues triangle where the only form of survival against the merciless blues monsters is to throw my fedora at them and proudly show them my bowling shirt with the chili peppers embroidered on it.

If he can just make it back to his 66 caddy that is parked by the blues metroparks entrance, everything will be alright.

Hey its guthrie birthday today!

February 2nd, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Remember Chords?”

00:00 - 'Classical' way of playing again, with chords!

This is the day of the expanding man…

this one goes out to brother Steve Cox



February 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Daily Double Bonus “The BONG”

00:00 - Some soulful playing as always
01:16 - Gibson 335 and getting it to sound great
04:01 - Norman Blake story: different brand strings

uhhhhh…probably not the kind of bong you guys are thinking of…

i'm talking about the acoustic PURITY of the sound of each individual string...and the SUSTAIN....
the point of contact....the shit that can make a lifer guitar player slowly descend into the pit of madness when it ain't right....

Special thanks to Nick from Glaser Instruments for doing an amazing job refretting this old dog…nice work my man.

Thanks for watching people…and for the kind words…and for the generosity

Paypal tip jar if you feel led

February 1st, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Volume 189, Tom Bukovac, “I Felt The Earth Shook”

00:00 - Hello, class! / Cancelled school
00:58 - Concept video / Preparing for a gig
05:00 - Chartbook / Laminated paper story
07:00 - Studying the songs / Taking notes
12:55 - Having gear ready
15:00 - Have the music playing in the background
15:53 - Thanks

Uncle Larry discusses some of the finer points of preparing for a common “pickup gig” in these modern times.

January 27th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Public Service Announcement “MCB Locking Studs”

00:00 - Little shreddin'
00:23 - Hello, friends! / Gold Top and Music City Bridge update

Uncle Larry demonstrates the wondrous new development from the boys at Music City Bridge on some extremely heavy borrowed new goldtop with a gigantic neck shape that was never found in nature.


January 26th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Greyhounds On Ice”

00:00 - Space jam

A little jam to calm the nerves as football season draws to a close.

Gibson SG

January 25th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Williamson County Blues”

00:00 - Finger pickin' with the best of them

Uncle Larry conjures some Southern sounds from an instrument born in Kalamazoo.

Sorry I ain't been around cats.....been W-O-R-K-I-N-G my hillbilly ASS off.

January 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Piano Magic”

00:00 - The most beautiful piano playing

Gordon Mote takes us through some more of his endless repertoire on a session break during day 8 of the VG sessions....gonna be sad as hell when we have to tear the big top down tomorrow....

Oh....and guys, get a load of this….

...and totally unrelated, dig how UNBELIEVABLY musical Phil’s drumming is on this track from 1971…my God....perfection

January 19th, 2023

Homeskoolin’ Daily Double “Session Footage”

00:00 - Session
04:05 - Credits

This little video was filmed and put together by dearest John Jarvis, piano player extraordinaire and future filmmaker….

at the end i hillbilly spliced on a close up of Paul Franklin’s feet killing it on some cryin’ steel guitar…absolutely mesmerizing

Thank you John!!




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