Good Company, Good Tunes

We decided to go to 13 Coins over the weekend to listen to the fine tunes of Butch Harrison and Good Company. OK, we had a bottle of Cain Cuvee from Napa Valley and a delicious dinner too, but the main reason we went was to catch the great music.

We first heard this funky trio at a wine release party at Alexandria Nicole Cellars. I wrote then that they played the best cover of Van Morrison’s Moondance that I ever heard. They rocked the house. So we were a bit surprised when their first set started a bit more laid back than we expected. Still smooth, but mellow — like, well, bar music — which makes sense because we were in a bar!

So I asked the waitress if she would mind requesting Moondance for us. And guess what? They rocked the house! This band cooks! This version of Moondance also had an occasional riff of Boardwalk and even a bit of barking, which sounds weird but was actually very entertaining.

They play at 13 Coins and other venues around Seattle quite regularly, so catch them if you can. Personally, I hope they keep playing at Alexandria Nicole Cellars, where there’s plenty of room to dance while enjoying some awesome Washington state wine.


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About Margot

Margot has been writing about wine since 1997 at KOIN-TV in Portland, Oregon; ten years later, she created this blog. Write for Wine focuses on the fine wines of Washington state, with occasional posts about other northwest wine regions (Oregon and B.C.), California, ANZ and Bordeaux. A former national journalist in Canada, Margot has been a Washington wine enthusiast since moving to Seattle in 1999. Her motto: “It’s wine o’clock somewhere.”