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January 3, 2016

Undercover Blues Band

Igor Abuladze - bass/vocals
Curt Golden - guitar/vocals
Bill Rieflin - drums

Between Bill's tour schedule with King Crimson and others, and Igor doing a tour of duty in the band at Teatro Zinzanni, UBB is largely on hiatus. We did get together today to make a little noise, and it was awesome. We'll let you know when we kick back into gear 

You can follow us on the Undercover Blues Band Facebook page.

The recording from Igor's house concert is available for anyone to listen. Click on the photo below, and you'll be off to Soundcloud and the entire show!

curt golden
Guitar Instruction

With the guitar, the best thing we can do for ourselves is learning how to learn. Then, no teacher and no method can hold us back.

CURT GOLDEN is offering private instruction in Seattle, for beginners through advanced players. The primary focus of the approach used is HOW to play, rather than WHAT to play, with an emphasis on mechanics, fretboard knowledge and ear training.The aim is FUN and an outlet for our CREATIVITY, and together we can put together tools for just that.

Curt Golden is a guitarist, instructor and performer with more than 40 years experience; proficient in many styles. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music, and for the past 31 years has been an instructor and mentor in Guitar Craft. In 2010, Curt helped to launch the Seattle Circle Guitar School, bringing high quality guitar instruction into Seattle elementary schools.

Visit my Guitar Instruction page to begin exploring how we can work together to realize your guitar playing aspirations. Feel free to email me with any questions.

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via Skype

I am now offering lessons via Skype. About a year ago a student who lives in Colorado talked me into giving it a shot, and it is working very well.  I now have a number of full time students who work with me in this way. Video lessons have proven to be of particular value to students with an interest in Guitar Circles, the Guitar Craft Standard Tuning (aka "NST"), and the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists, since authorized instructors are few and far between.

So, if you are out of the area, or your schedule makes carving out the time for a commute into Ballard too difficult, why not try it? 

Payment through PayPal, and we're good to go! Email me if you would like to explore this further.
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January 11, 2016


​The holidays are behind us, and the new year is
here. It's a great time to begin something new.

As we roll into the new year, my schedule is beginning to fill up. But I do still have some openings and I'd love to see what we can do.

Complete beginner?

Been meaning to dust off that old instrument and pick up where you left off?
Let's get down to work!

Already a player, and feel that now it is time to kick things up a level?
This could be the perfect time to make that happen!
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photo: Christina Florkowski
photo: Donna Van Buren
Undercover Blues Band at Darrell's Tavern Jan 2 2015
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Let's play guitar!
​December 3, 2015

At the end of February I will be in Mexico to help present the 12th edition of the Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists

The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists XII · Special Performance Project

February 22-29, 2016
Tepoztlán, Morelos, México

Presented by Robert Fripp, assisted by experienced members of Guitar Circle of Mexico and North America
click to link to details
January 7, 2016

Thursday evenings, January 7-March 26*, a 12-week performance series featuring mostly-improvised ensemble work presented by the members of the Seattle Guitar Circle. Surprises: guaranteed each week.

Performances begin promptly at 8pm @Seattle Creative Arts Center in Ballard. Admission is free, donations welcomed.

Seattle Creative Arts Center
2601 NW Market St
Seattle WA 98107

*no performance March 10 - this show may be rescheduled.