July 19, 2017

Riverboat Bar, Alexandria Bay NY

This past weekend we had the pleasure of playing a show in Alexandria Bay at Riverboat Bar.  We spent the day enjoying the St. Lawrence River before heading into town to rock out for a wonderful crowd at Riverboat.  Buskers on the Bay was happening all weekend and brought a fantastic crowd to town.  The bar was packed all night and we had an amazing response from the crowd.

Alexandria Bay is a great beach town along an inlet on the St. Lawrence River.  It’s located in the heart of the 1,000 Islands region near Lake Ontario.  We’ve been going up to play at Riverboat Bar during the summer for several years and it has become one of our favorite summertime spots.  We have a few friends that live in town and it’s always great to see them.  In fact, we played at Mike and Karen’s wedding in Alexandria Bay 12 years ago Sunday.  We got to see them and they’re wonderful kids and celebrate their anniversary.  Also, a friend of ours from Rensselaerville let us use their cabin and we got to meet some of their family that came out to the show.  It was a fantastic night of new and old friends.  We couldn’t have had a better time.

Riverboat Bar has made a name for themselves by bringing the best regional acts to Alex Bay.  Their calendar is a who’s who of great acts from around New York and the Northeast.  They serve delicious food and savory craft beers on a beautiful outdoor patio and feature a cool boat shaped bar.  If you’re ever in the area Riverboat is the place to party.

Here are some photos from the weekend.  Enjoy!

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July 11, 2017

Truckin’ Through the Summer

Hey there Happy Friends!  We’ve had some amazing shows the past couple weeks and there’s a lot more in store for the summer.

Our set for Brown’s Summer Sessions was unbelievable.  The weather was fantastic, the crowd was enormous and responsive, and we played like bonafide rock gods, IMHO.  Annie got up on stage with Eastbound Jesus and tore it up, driving the crowd into a frenzy. Unfortunately the only video we got was her warming up, but we’ll put it on here for you guys anyway.

This past weekend we had a great show at Krogh’s in Sparta NJ on Friday night then headed to Barryville NY for Kenny’s Cosmic Campout 4.  The festival was set on a beautiful campground along the Delaware River. We met up with some old friends and made tons of new ones.  It was a magical weekend with great bands, great people and of course an amazing setting.  The energy flowed through us and we played one of our best sets ever.  It’s an understatement to say the crowd went wild.  They demanded an encore and we pulled out our version of “I Ran” by Flock of Seagulls to satisfy the mob.  It was out of control. A truly humbling experience that we won’t soon forget.

This coming Saturday (7/15) we’re headed to Alexandria Bay for a full night at Riverboat Bar starting at 10pm. Alex Bay is a gorgeous beach town in the heart of the 1000 islands along the St. Lawrence River.  We can’t wait to be back at the Riverboat to play some music for our friends up there.

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June 27, 2017

Brown’s Summer Sessions with Eastbound Jesus

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This THURSDAY (6/29) we’re thrilled to be playing Brown’s Summer Sessions with Eastbound Jesus.  We take the stage at 6pm and Eastbound Jesus follows closing out the night.  Brown’s has an awesome stage set up along the banks of the Hudson behind their taproom in downtown Troy.  This will be the 5th performance for the series this summer and the reviews have been stellar.  There’s one more show left after this, which will be two weeks from Thursday (there’s no show July 4th).  The last concert of the season will be July 13th with Bleeker, Northern Faces and Stellar Young.

Brown’s Brewing Company is doing great things with their downtown Troy riverfront stage.  It’s a place for people to come together, have a beer, relax and enjoy some of the best music the Capital Region has to offer (obviously).  They’ve teamed with WEQX to create a line up that can’t be beat.

If you haven’t heard of Eastbound Jesus you’re in for a treat.  They are a high energy, rockin’ bluegrass band.  Their sets are packed with great tunes and enough excitement to keep you dancing all night.  This September we’ll be on the bill for their very own camping festival Eastbound Throwdown in Salem NY.  It will be our first time playing the throwdown and we’re stoked for that as well. So come out and have your mind blown, then get your tickets for Eastbound Throwdown in September.

This is it folks, your chance to catch BMS in your hometown.  We don’t play in the area very often, especially during the summer when we’re on the road most weekends.  In fact, our next scheduled show near the Albany/Troy area is in October.  Come enjoy this beautiful venue, fantastic beers and the best music around.  Hope to see you there!

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June 26, 2017

Rennselaerville Kiosk Koncert and Annual Founder’s Day Celebration

kioskYesterday we got the chance to help out some friends at the Rennselaerville Historic District Association.  They raised a good amount of money to build an information kiosk at the pocket park in town. Meanwhile, it was an awesome day with some amazing music, a pig roast and pot luck dinner. beer from Helderberg Brewery and some pretty epic weather.  It threatened to rain for a minute but we only saw a few drops before it cleared up, although the winds did some damage to an E-Z Up.

There was some great musicians laying down tunes all afternoon.  The Fearless Fretters set up shop and treated us to their full stringed glory with violins, guitars, banjo and double bass.  Peter Michael played some acoustic jams. John Rice brought his A game,  The Barefoot Ladies put on a great show utilizing their precise three part harmonies on their tunes and some unique covers.  We played right after the faux rain storm for what IMHO was an epic set including some of our best performances of our new tunes.  The Outer Strings followed with an impressive set featuring killer guitar, violin accompaniment and an amazing line up of vocalists.

The food was fantastic, the beer was heady, but the best part of the day was the people.  Rennselaerville came out in full force to enjoy the weather, mingle with neighbors and be the amazing community that they are.  Here’s some pics and a short video of The Outer Strings. We’ll be back in town on June 22nd and 23rd for a Garden Concert and Workshop.

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June 19, 2017

Hello Again, Everybody!

Thanks for stopping by our page and checking out this blog. We’ve been developing new areas of our social media presence and our webpage blog has fallen by the wayside. Our Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are taking off and we’re finding it easier to reach our ever expanding fan base.  Momentum is building on all our platforms now and we’re ready to bring you updates everywhere and often.  We’ll make this the place to come for news on our upcoming shows, posts about our recent gigs and travels, and a photo and video dump to bring you extra content.

This Saturday (6/24) we’ll be heading to Hector to play one of our favorite spots in Western NY.  Grist Iron Brewing Company is a wonderful restaurant/microbrewery situated on a beautiful hill in the heart of wine country.  Just check out the picture. gristiron We discovered this stretch of heaven on Seneca Lake several years ago and it’s become one of our favorite areas to play.  With beautiful views, delicious food and cold beers this is a great road trip for a day or weekend.

We’ve had some great shows so far this summer, including Froggy Daze 5 and The Church near Cooperstown NY.  Here’s some pictures.  Thanks for reading and stop by soon to keep up with the full BMS experience.

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June 18, 2017

Happy Father’s Day!

fathersdayWe’d like to give a shout out to all the Dad’s out there.  Especially ours, who raised us to be intelligent, confident people with the power to pursue our dreams.  Without their wisdom and guidance we wouldn’t be the people we are today. This one’s dedicated to you!

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February 4, 2017

Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown in Syracuse

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We’re headed out to Syracuse tonight (Sat. 2/4) for an exciting show at Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown.  We’ll be playing support for one of the North East’s biggest acts, Flux Capacitor.

Flux Capacitor is a rising star on the national music scene who pack their performances with high energy musical prowess. Their sets are overflowing with prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative synth/bass stylings and feverishly syncopated drum rhythms.

This will be our second time at Funk ‘n Waffles Downtown and we couldn’t be more stoked to return.  Last time we were blown away by how awesome their venue is.  The stage is amazing with killer sound and mind blowing lights.  Not only does the room look and sound amazing but they serve up delicious waffles of every variety.  It’s probably the best place ever.  $10 at the door for 21+ and $15 for 18+.  Doors open at 8:30 and show starts at 9:30.  Don’t miss it!

 

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January 7, 2017

Happy New Year!

It’s 2017 and BMS has some killer shows lined up, as well as some awesome irons in the fire.  We’re filling out the spring calendar with tons of dates at great venues all around the north east.  It’s also that time when we start locking down festival dates and we have a lot of cool stuff in the works so keep an eye on our calendar to start making summertime plans.

On January 21st we’ll be returning to a new hometown favorite, Savoy Taproom on Lark St. in Albany.  Savoy has taken the old Justin’s location and created a sauve spot to wine and dine on Lark St.  The food is delectable and the drinks are amazing.  Carl Daniels will start out the night with an acoustic performance at the bar and then Factory Radio will play before we close out the night.  It’s going to be an awesome night of music at a great venue in the heart of Albany, if you’re in the area don’t miss out.savoy

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December 3, 2016

December Shows

We have some exciting shows coming up in December, starting tonight with our return to Harmony Cafe in Woodstock NY.  Next weekend we’re in Oneonta at Black Oak Tavern and on Dec. 17th we’re playing the Guthrie Bell Christmas Party at The Hollow Bar + Kitchen in downtown Albany.

harmonyTonight we return to Woodstock and it’s been a while so we’re gonna get crazy.  We have a few new covers we’re ready to break out and possibly a new original tune we’ve been working up.  It’s always a blast at Harmony and with the 35th Annual Woodstock Open House tonight we’re sure to have a great crowd.

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Next Saturday (12/10) we’re heading out to Oneonta for a show at the Black Oak Tavern.  We’ll be joined by Oneonta locals Tumbleweed Highway.

 

Then on Saturday (12/17) we’ll be at The Hollow in Albany for the Guthrie Bell Christmas Party.  We join Annie in the Water and The Eastern Highs providing the music. The festivities include a free keg from 8-9pm and a free raffle to win 2 tickets to every Guthrie Bell show in 2017.

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October 17, 2016

Autumn Road Trip (10/20 – 10/22): Brattleboro VT and the Adirondacks

We have a long weekend coming up in some prime East Coast fall foliage locales.  What better way to end a day of hiking then grooving out with Black Mountain Symphony.

Thursday (10/20) we head to Whetstone Station in Brattleboro VT.  Whetstone Station boasts an exploratory nano brewery that puts out small batch craft beers.  Their tap collection also has 60 craft beers including rare and exclusive treats.  Their restaurant features a inspired affordable menu that can be enjoyed in their waterfront dining area on the shore of the Connecticut River.whetstone

 

 

Friday (10/21) we’re returning to Riverside Tavern in Keeseville NY, right in the heart of the Adirondacks.  It’s been a while and we can’t wait to get back to Keeseville and rock out for our buddies at the Riverside.  Keeseville is a unique small town with tons of great scenery and outdoor fun at Lake Champlain and Ausable Chasm.

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Saturday (10/22) we take the stage at Monopole in Plattsburgh NY.  Monopole is on of the coolest rock clubs ever and we always have an amazing time with a killer crowd.  monopole

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