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The Sadies Announce Sudden Passing Of Guitarist Dallas Good

The Sadies guitarist Dallas Good has died suddenly, Good was born in 1974 into a family of Canadian roots royalty. His father Bruce Good was a member of the long-running Good Brothers.

A statement from the band reads "It’s with unfathomable sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Dallas on Thursday, February 17th. Forty eight years old, he died of natural causes while under doctor’s care for a coronary illness discovered earlier this week. A son, a brother, a husband, a friend, a bandmate, a leader, a force to be reckoned with, we have no words for the shock we are all feeling. We join the rest our music community and fans in grief. The stage is dark today with the all too soon passing of one of music’s brightest lights. We love you Dallas."

Dallas Good was most famous for founding the Sadies in 1994 with his brother Travis. Mixing alt-country with unvarnished Americana, first-wave punk, and flourishes of psychedelia, the band released fifteen albums, including collaborations with the likes of Gord Downie, Neko Case, John Doe, Andre Williams and many others.

The Sadies are a Canadian rock and roll, country and western band from Toronto, Ontario. The band consisted of Dallas Good, along with his brother Travis Good, Sean Dean and Mike Belitsky. Dallas and Travis are the sons of Margaret and Bruce Good, and nephews of Brian and Larry Good, who are members of the Canadian country group The Good Brothers.

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