The Smokin' Crows & Black Diamond Express
The Smokin’ Crows are a dirty blues-rock band originating in Binghamton, NY. The band’s influences range from North Mississippi Hill Country blues musicians to The Allman Brothers, Clutch, The Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin SRV and many others. The band members’ wide ranging and unique influences can be heard throughout The Smokin’ Crows original tunes. To classify them into one genre of music would be an injustice. Originals like Black Water Hurricane and Blackjack, Craps and Bones fall in to the Hill Country and dirty blues genre, whereas songs like Rust Belt Highway and The Shadow and The Crow are jam rock influenced, meanwhile, songs like 21 Guns, Poker with the Devil, and Still Reminds Me are rock influenced. A combination of originals and “Crowified” cover tunes is what gives The Smokin’ Crows their unique sound.
Black Diamond Express combines the talent of 5 seasoned musicians with musical careers spanning 40 plus years. We performed at biker rallies, amusement parks, casinos, clubs, outdoor concerts, and several Finger Lakes wineries, and we are still going strong. Each member of the band brings his own unique musical background to the table for a combination of excellent sound, taste, and musicianship.
We play a wide selection of classic rock as well as a few choice tunes from today. Our goal is to get you up out of your chair and on to the dance floor!