November 7th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ “Life Is Surreal Pt 2”

00:00 - Video shoot and thank you

Just when you think life can’t get any weirder…Dave Stewart decides that Uncle Larry’s new old bachelor pad is the ONLY place suitable to film Joss Stone’s new music video….despite the fact that the director, Brian Tortoro (featured in this video) tried to talk some sense into him and suggested several other locations.

Thank you for supporting the channel and thank you guys for buying my record.

November 5th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 115, Tom Bukovac, “An Apple A Day”

00:00 - Sincere Thank You

A quick thank you to the Homeskoolers for the kind words regarding the Plexi Soul album that was released Oct 28th on Bandcamp. And…..a quick interview with Bruce Bouton, a dear old friend, who happens to be one of the most legendary pedal steel guitar players on the planet. Thank you for watching the program friends.

October 28th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update…PLEASE read the video description below!

00:00 - Mini pedalboard build

Bandcamp links:

As soon as i know the link to the bandcamp website where the album will be posted for sale, i will pin it on the comments for this video.

Dearest Nathan from Duesenberg proposed a brilliant idea. In an effort to include EVERYONE….we are gonna do it this way. Everyone who buys both copies of the record will automatically be entered into a drawing that will most likely happen on Christmas morning….the winner will receive a new Duesenberg Session Man guitar.

I want this to be a two part contest type deal…I'm thinking part one is the drawing where EVERYONE who buys both versions of the record can win….part two will be for all the players out there…where we will give away an Ebo Customs amp to whoever wins the playing portion.

This is all still being put together and nothing is carved in stone here. I will present all the final details about the contest situation as soon as they are officially cemented I swear.

I want to sincerely thank my dear friends at XTS pedalboards here in Nashville for throwing this killer little fly board together for me on VERY short notice…these guys are the absolute greatest and i appreciate them so much.

Stay tuned for the link to my silly record guys…thank you SO MUCH for your continued support of the channel.

I can’t express how much i cherish the heartfelt comments many of you have sent about how i have helped so many of you get through covid with these lessons…it means the world to me and i hope you all know that.

Rock on brothers

October 27th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Hump Day Bonus “I’m In The Mood For A Heiny”

00:00 - Beautiful, soulful playing

Well, guys….after ALL the love i have given to my trusted brand for years, not a single soul from Latrobe has reached out to help your sad old uncle…no calls, no letters, no emails…crickets….

now, he is SERIOUSLY considering switching to another green bottle…the same one your old Uncle Eddie enjoyed….

Taking you back to 1983 here with one of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded in my humble opinion….Robbie Blunt’s brilliant contribution to the Robert Plant song called “In The Mood”….which also featured some fine drumming by another English bloke that your uncle holds dear to his heart…..

The super sparkly high end on the '60 Strat i bought at an estate sale is being provided by the Vertex Ultra Phonix Special Overdrive pedal that dear Mason was kind enough to send me....delay is Vahlbruch Space Time that Vahlbruch was kind enough to send me....reverb was a Boss RV-6 i bought at a music store going out of business sale...amp is a dead clean '65 Vibrolux Reverb with the factory Jensen 10's that you DEFINITELY want in your old Vibrolux that i bought off the craigslist.

Record is coming Friday folks on the website Bandcamp….Ill post a link as soon as i know it.

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October 26th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 114, Tom Bukovac, “Utility Guy”

00:00 - Todd Lombardo

10/27/21 brief update at Blackbird Studio….introducing you Homeskoolers to sweet Todd Lombardo, acoustic player extraordinaire.
Thanks for watching the show guys.

Todd is considering starting a little Youtube channel of his own....he is open to starting a dialogue with all of you guys to answer any questions you may have about the Nashville session scene or anything else for that matter...he is a brilliant guy, one of those "deep thinker" type cats that is always up for a conversation that IMMEDIATELY gets past surface talk.....
here's a video he made tonight for you guys

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October 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Update “Morning Bone…..uh…”

00:00 - Nice acoustic playing
01:24 - Hello, friends!
01:42 - A couple of things to tell you
01:47 - Solo record out on Fri, Oct 28th, 2021
02:34 - Ask one thing - Don't pirate record
03:33 - '38 Bone acoustic
03:51 - Busy schedule / Blackbird Studio
05:04 - Ann Wilson at Neptune / Roger Fisher
06:06 - Trip The Witch news
07:00 - One last thought / Contest?

A brief chat and the unmistakable tone of a forward shifted 38 bone.

October 9th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Saturday Night Chill Out, Tom Bukovac

00:00 - Beautiful playing loop
02:40 - Same loop, off-melody playing
05:20 - Hello, class! / Jedd Hughes intro

Hello friends…this is the guy….Jedd Hughes…check him out…one of the very few members on my mount rushmore of extremely close friends…nothin’ but soul coming outta those hands.

Have a great weekend lads.

Thanks so much for the kind words lately about how much you guys are getting out of these weirdo lessons from your half crazy uncle…i feel the love…if you feel led to throw a little something in the jar for these lessons please do so. My paypal is

October 5th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Volume 113, Tom Bukovac, “Planet TD1”

00:00 - Bedtime quiet playing
02:41 - What's up, guys / Intro
03:15 - Trip The Witch - Planet TD-1 explanation
03:41 - Planet TD-1 lesson (Key G minor)
06:00 - Further explanation / Plasma Pedal
07:10 - Bending in general
08:17 - Gilmour playing / P90s
08:50 - Jam riff / loop lesson / Chord explanations
13:09 - "Boomer" bending / Shake it off
14:03 - Putting power into bending / Push fingers together
14:51 - Hillbilly outro playing
15:44 - Link Wray - Rumble playing

A not so brief discussion about bending and a couple tunes you can learn if you’re muy bored.

Thank you guys so much for the flood of positive feedback about the Trip The Witch record….it means the world to Dean and myself.

Stay tuned for a my solo record which is coming VERY soon….in two formats…one with my annoying solos, and one with space for YOUR annoying solos.

You guys are awesome, thanks for the continued support….and to the 11 people who religiously watch every video i put up and still thumbs down it, suck a dick.

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October 4th, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Jam, Tom Bukovac, “I Always Pictured You Wearing Pants” part 3

00:00 - Beautiful mixture of playing

A brief foray into the complete and total unknown…with some previous techniques discussed in earlier episodes hidden throughout.

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September 22nd, 2021

Homeskoolin’ Bonus Edition Riff Giveaway, “Stream Of Unconsciousness”

00:00 - Soulful blues playing

Remember class…if you don’t get called for fouls, you ain’t playin’ basketball.

Fall is almost here….and I am SOOOOOO happy about it.

Today’s puzzle, a ‘58 Les Paul though an old bar whore ‘64 electric instruments Super Reverb my buddy Brett found me.

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