Making a Scene Presents an Interview with Jim Diamond
For thirty plus years, Jim Diamond has been a force in the Ohio / Tennessee Valley blues scene. Leading The Groove Syndicate since 1989 he's released four albums that showcase a rocking, soul-blues sound. His latest album, Friends & Family, sees a subtle shift in band name to The Jim Diamond Revue (featuring The Groove Syndicate) as he expands the playing field and augments the Syndicate's traditional five-piece lineup with an array of special guests. Peppered with elements of everything from second line swing to rockabilly to '70s funk-rock, it makes perfect musical sense. Despite the wide variety of styles the band displays on the record, Diamond never loses sight of his core blues roots or his own musical history. Friends and Family is a seamless entry in his catalog, complementing the past and paving the way for the future.