The Black Diamond Express are band from Edinburgh who fittingly take their name from a train that was the subject of Rev A. W. Nix 1927 sermons.
Their sound is essentially an amalgamation of Celtic and American roots styles. But rather than be an imitation of some bygone era, they offer an inventive take on the old music and collectively produce a sound that is truly theirs alone, the personification of the aforementioned fast flying vestibule. The band excel in live performance working the dynamics of the ensemble, showcasing slide guitar, fiddle, layered vocals, harmonica, and a pounding rhythm section.
Listening to the songs you will hear echoes of the chain gang, plaintive melodies, gospel hymns and gut-buckets, noir narratives and tall tales, truth and fiction in equal measure.
Board the train and be transported!