Tom Bukovac – Live From 3rd and Lindsley
As the darkness of a global pandemic fell across the world, one man raised his Rolling Rock to the camera and said “Hello class!”. Tom Bukovac – AKA The Session Man, AKA Uncle Larry – transformed his garage into a make-shift youtube classroom to share his lifetime of wisdom gained from making music alongside the giants of the music industry on a daily basis. While he regularly begins class with amazing improvised compositions it often evolves into discussions of life, family, friends, work, football, casual apparel, beer, bread and breakfasts. Before the video ends it all comes back around to music and Tom will share the details of his opening composition. Over the last year we’ve been treated to session updates from the field where Tom gives a behind the scenes of the line-up of personnel and gear. The syllabus is straightforward: Open with a strong intro, get an update on life and work, reflect on comments and notes from the previous class, and then close with details of how to inject your own playing with the unique elements of the opening. The only flash is his amazing arsenal of vintage guitars and amps, beyond that, it’s all substance. The community that has grown around the channel is uniquely supportive, warm, and welcoming. That is Tom Bukovac’s Homeskoolin youtube channel.
This is Episode 101.