Dallas Good, lead singer and guitarist of The Sadies, dead at 48

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Dallas Good, lead singer and guitarist of Canadian rock band The Sadies, died earlier this week, according to the band’s Facebook page. He was 48 and died while under a doctor’s care for coronary heart disease discovered earlier this week, according to reports.

Good was the son of Bruce Good of bluegrass band The Good Brothers, a Juno Award-winning band that was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2004.

In 1994, Dallas and his brother Travis co-founded The Sadies, releasing their debut album, “Precious Moments”, in 1998. The group became a solid member of the early 2000s alt-country scene and produced several notable albums , including “Darker Circles” in 2010.”, which was on the Polaris Music Prize list of snaps.

Singer Dallas Good of The Sadies performs onstage during the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Music Festival at Golden Gate Park on October 7, 2017 in San Francisco, California.
(Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

The Sadies have collaborated with Neko Case, Neil Young, the Mekons, Kurt Vile, Buffy Sainte-Marie and other artists, and in 2017 released their latest album, “Northern Passages”. In January, The Sadies released a single, “Message to Belial”, produced by Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire.

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Yep Roc Records, the band’s label, released a statement praising Good.

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our dear friend, Dallas Good, of The Sadies. He died on Thursday February 17 of natural causes while under a doctor’s care for coronary heart disease discovered earlier this week. He was 48 years old.
“Dallas was such a special person who is part of one of my favorite bands of all time,” said Glenn Dicker, co-owner of Yep Roc Records. “We have lost a cornerstone of the label. The Sadies have always been the band to watch and hear for me. I’m grateful to you, Dallas, for so many great shows, spine-shaking music, and good times. I will never stop listening.

Musicians Travis Good (L) and Dallas Good of The Sadies are seen backstage on day one of the 2017 Stagecoach California Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2017 in Indio, California.

Musicians Travis Good (L) and Dallas Good of The Sadies are seen backstage on day one of the 2017 Stagecoach California Country Music Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 28, 2017 in Indio, California.
(Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Stagecoach)

Since their formation in 1994, the Sadies have developed, if not perfected, a style of music that is uniquely their own. Their first album with Yep Roc was Stories Oft Told in 2002 and over the past 20 years on the label they have released six studio albums, a live record, a soundtrack and collaborations with Andre Williams and John Doe. Last month, the band shared their latest single, “Message to Belial”, produced by Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry.

We send our love + condolences to Dallas family, friends and fans during this devastating time. The scene is dark today with one of the brightest lights in music passing too quickly.

Singer Dallas Good of The Sadies performs onstage at Golden Gate Park on October 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California.

Singer Dallas Good of The Sadies performs onstage at Golden Gate Park on October 3, 2015 in San Francisco, California.
(Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

We love you Dallas. Rest in peace.

No information was available on survivors or memorial plans.

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