Rockabillies in our backyard

Connor Doucette
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Kim Goode, bass player for the rockabilly band The Shakedown Combo, shows off her skills at Greasy Grooves, a business run by her family, which creates custom guitar parts.

AMHERST – The colorful and energetic sound of rockabilly music is something Davey Goode has lived with all his life.

“Rockabilly has always been there. It’s only becoming more visible to people.”

Goode is the president of Greasy Grooves, a family-run company in downtown Amherst that creates custom guitar parts for musicians all over the world.

“There’s nobody out there that does what we do in the quantity we do.”

Aside from the business the Goode family also has a rockabilly band, The Shakedown Combo, which travels to places like Toronto, LA, and Las Vegas to perform their unique, classic style of ‘50s rock and roll.

Now Goode is trying something new by organizing a rockabilly festival for Amherst in the upcoming fall.

“I’m hoping this can be something the community can enjoy.”

Geographic location: AMHERST, Toronto, Las Vegas

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  • Decca Hambridge
    July 05, 2012 - 19:00

    What a fantastic band they blow you away with their performance's I saw them at The Sea Horse in Halifax and in Moncton they are awesome.whilst on holiday last year would love to be there but I have a friend visiting me in the Uk at that time. Amherst have a super Rockabilly show time !!!!!

  • Kevin Chiasson
    July 05, 2012 - 15:05

    I'll be there. Rock on guys!

  • High Tide Promotions
    July 05, 2012 - 14:41

    i have had the pleasure of booking and watching this amazing family perform a few times in amherst..killer band , awesome talent..above all..a great family..keep on rockin guys! a must see show anytime they perform..

  • High Tide Promotions
    July 05, 2012 - 13:27

    i have had the pleasure of booking and watching this amazing family perform a few times in amherst..killer band , awesome talent..above all..a great family..keep on rockin guys! a must see show anytime they perform..

  • FAN OF YOU
    July 05, 2012 - 12:59

    Ive heard them first hand . they are awesome , unique and talented . Cant wait for the fall festival .. i hope to be front row center fold for this big ordeal . ROCK ON

  • flipx
    July 05, 2012 - 09:41

    Wow who would of thunk in Amherst and good luck with the festival would help make the town feel a little less dead... rock on.

  • Tonia H
    July 05, 2012 - 07:00

    Finally something besides Bingo to do in Amherst, looking forward to it!!!!!!!