August 2nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Soundcheck Pt 2”

00:00 - Soundcheck (electric) / Magic Man

Sure its a little hungover and sloppy, but this is a pretty good illustration of why Uncle Larry doesn’t use Kempers and Fractals and all that modeling horseshit. He likes it loud and raunchy, that land where the speakers and the pickups are united in total solidarity.

Tone courtesy of a 65 pro reverb and a 60 tweed 4x10 bassman

Guest vocals courtesy of our beloved band photographer Criss Cain

Video work courtesy of our beloved manager David Frey

August 2nd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “The Return Of Gerald Bostock”

00:00 - Soundcheck (acoustic) / This as a Brick

Soundchecks are always for fucking off.

July 31st, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Road Update….”Old Fumes”

00:00 - Bus troubles on tour

This little video journal displays the ups and downs of typical road life.

The bus that The Amazing Dawgs have been touring with on this last run was lovingly nicknamed “Old Fumes” by the band and crew, sometimes shortened to just “Fumes”.

A bit of history….when Old Fumes rolled off the Prevost assembly line in 1991 I'll bet she was quite the sight….45 feet of shining glory with one of the most ergonomically perfect tour bus bathroom lay outs i have personally ever witnessed.

But alas, time, and about 3-4 million miles took a toll on Old Fumes….as the great boxer Rocky Balboa once said “time is undefeated”…so, after a long faithful 30 plus year tour of duty safely delivering Ricky Van Shelton, Holly Dunn and many others to countless state fair gigs, she was retired by her owners and deemed a “parts bus”.

But then, the “great 2022 summer touring bus shortage” took place.

Suddenly Old Fumes was cast back into service carrying the Amazing Dawgs around the narrow streets of the great Northeast, with a driver who had never left the state of California…. sure, her generator, air conditioning, air bag suspension, sewage grey water system, and interior cabinetry weren’t quite what they once were….but valiantly she rolled on through the scary dark night…. carrying bunks full of 12 sleep deprived sweaty band and crew guys desperately trying to breathe through the burning oil and leaking diesel, mixed with raw sewage smell that permeated the vehicle….

The following footage shows some of Old Fumes final hours before finally being abandoned and laid to rest in Floyd, VA on july 30th 2022.

Fun facts:

After Fumes overheated at the Maryland border, our beloved Ebo crawled out of his bunk at 4 in the morning and replaced a belt on the bus motor with limited tools while semi trucks whizzed by on the pitch dark highway at 80 MPH. Miraculously, we somehow ended up actually making it to the Floydfest gig in Floyd, VA and even though we were all beat to shit and team morale was at all time low, we went up on stage and had the most magical Ann Wilson show yet….absolutely amazing crowd.

The power of music trumps all Thanks for watching guys

July 27th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Capitol Theater”

00:00 - Behind the scenes on tour

Great old theater in Port Chester NY…walked around a bit today, cool town. We got a couple special guests tonite in the house…should be fun

July 25th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus, “Tattoo Tony Contest”

00:00 - Where to get a Homeskoolin' tattoo?

Our bass player, the legendary Tony Lucido is considering getting a Homeskoolin logo tattooed on his arm and he wants you guys to pick where it goes…within reason of course…. you guys know the old rule, anything to kill the time when you are out on the road


July 24th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Update, “A Fine Lager”

00:00 - Raunchy hotel playing
00:41 - Lesson (G/B bend)
01:14 - Fender ST Champ
01:36 - Playing
02:02 - Yuengling endorsement
02:20 - Lesson (Nasty blues cool lick / rake)

Just another road update from your weird old uncle. Friends for all my drinks!

July 23rd, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Update, “Witch Hats and Broomsticks”

00:00 - Tour stop guided tour
04:01 - 70’s Les Paul

To my knowledge, everything about this video is factual EXCEPT it’s actually TOMORROW that we play a gig with ZZ Top…sorry guys, it was early when i filmed this.

Starring Eric “Ebo Borash from Ebo Customs Amps and a special cameo at the end by Tony “T Loose” Lucido

July 19th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus “Beet Smear”

00:00 - East Nashville eats

1) Well, as of today and yesterday, Guthrie Trapp and myself have 3 lovely sounding tracks in the can.
2) The Cafe Roze in east nashville in pretty amazing
3) Brett doesn’t eat the bun part of his burgers

July 17th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Volume 156, Tom Bukovac, “Seafood Green”

00:00 - Good, fun "Tequila" playing
00:41 - "A good lick"
01:03 - Friends! / Thanks for gifts / Kids
04:15 - VCB (Viewer Comment Bin)
04:42 - Steel Panther gig?
05:12 - Headstock break? / Guitar problems cannot stand
08:27 - Guitar Player magazine
08:58 - Fender Duosonic
09:11 - "The Claw" finger playing lesson / Eric Johnson stealing
11:29 - Favorite Bukowski book?
11:38 - Locker & stolen Ann Wilson gear / Mexico
12:50 - '71 Les Paul Custom
13:17 - Miscellaneous comments / Phil Collins
16:25 - Thanks to all / Plexi Soul / Trip The Witch

I saw an ad for a Stratocaster on Reverb a couple days ago where a guy described the color as “seafood green”….oh man, that got me…

Anyway, here’s a 17 minute ramble from a guy who hasn’t been around many people any older than 9 years old in several days.

If anyone out there knows what issue of guitar player mag i got “writ up” in recently please tell me, cuz i can’t find the fucking who is on the cover?

totally unrelated, dig this crazy son watched this and all he said afterwards was "knuckleheads..." kinda under his breath......hahaaaaa, wonder where he got that?

Thanks for watching friends

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July 14th, 2022

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam “Remember When Songs Had One Chord?”

00:00 - Slow, soulful playing

Filmed late last night after getting home from a full day of sessioneering. Some of the harmonic possibilities available while just “pedaling” on a simple one chord motif. Also an example of the “claw”right hand technique we should all know, where you select only the strings you want to hear with your individual fingers.

Oh, and this is the best 70’s Les Paul i have personally ever seen…i usually do NOT go for any 70’s paul but this one has some magic. Picked it up in a trade recently…’71 custom, all there except for the hideous gold speed knobs that are currently on it..but don’t worry, there WILL be witch hats.


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