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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.”