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.

Froggy Daze 5:

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The Church:

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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


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.


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.








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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October 17, 2016

September Photos

Here are pictures from some events we played in Semptember.

King Neptune’s Labor Jam

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Rhode Island Seafood Fest

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Hazlitt Winery

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Lenox Apple Squeeze

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October 7, 2016

Fall Festivals and Fun Times

We’ve had a busy September playing some amazing events across the Northeast.  All that travelling, rocking out and more travelling left us with a neglected blog and it’s time to try to correct that with one massive September post.

Saratoga Winery was our first stop this month and a kick off for Labor Day weekend.  It was a beautiful evening and we set up on the patio.  As the sun went down we had everyone vibing.  The fire was blazing, people were playing corn hole and we even had some toddlers dancing along on the deck.  We had a blast playing for everyone while the waitstaff skillfully maneuvered through the party with fancy wine trees.  On Saturday we headed out to Utica NY for our first time at Lukin’s Brick Oven Pizza.  It was a quiet night but a great room and we got a warm response from the people who made it out.  We’re hoping to come back on a busier night and we made some new friends and fans nonetheless.  Sunday we headed up to Lake George for King Neptune‘s Labor Jam.  We opened up for some amazing acts like Formula 5 and The Garcia Project.

The second weekend of September was spent in New England.  Saturday night we played in Cambridge Mass. at TOAD.  It was a cozy room but the close quarters didn’t scare anybody off.  The opening act was the amazingly talented Pat McCann. We had a blast and got a great response from everybody.  Sunday we rode on to Providence RI for Rhode Island Seafood Festival.  There were some threatening clouds on our way in but they quickly passed and we had a beautiful late-summer afternoon filled with lobster roll, clam shooters and great tunes along the waterfront.

At this point September was vibrating with fevered excitement, foaming at the mouth with momentum and energy.  Anyone that got in the way was rocked hard and left dancing uncontrollably.  As we rolled into the last weekend we were riding high.  Friday the 23rd we journeyed out to Hector NY on beautiful Seneca Lake.  Hector is like home for us with so many friends and fans.  It was a great evening under the tent at Hazlitt Winery drinking Schooner Red and Gewurztraminer.  Saturday was Lark Fest in Albany and we had the opportunity to rock out an aftershow at Savoy Taproom on Lark Street.  It was an awesome night, our Albany family showed up in droves and we had the room bouncing.  It was great to see everyone and a pleasure to play the cool new room they have set up in the old Justin’s.  Sunday we headed out to Lenox Mass. for Apple Squeeze.   Downtown Lenox is a gem set in rural New England.  The streets were closed off and filled with local vendors selling food, wine and anything apple.  The cider flowed and we gorged on local delicacies.

There are tons of amazing photographs from all of these events, we promise.  However our IT Department has been experiencing some technical setbacks and our busy schedule has thrown a kink our social media flow.  But stay tuned, they’re coming soon!

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September 2, 2016

Freedom Park Concert Series Finale

We know everyone’s talking about the shows coming up this weekend (don’t worry we’ll have an update for you next week!) but we have to tell you about how epic last Saturday evening was.

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The Freedom Park Concert Series is an amazing community event that went on every Saturday this summer at Freedom Park, next to Jumping Jack’s, in Scotia NY.  We had the pleasure of playing their final show of the season last Saturday evening and it was absolutely amazing.  The breath taking venue features an amphitheater along the banks of the Mohawk River in Scotia.  The people putting on the event were so incredibly warm and welcoming, not to mention professional, that it’s no wonder the series has been such a success.

Which brings us to the awesome crowd full of happy, dancing people of all ages.  The seats were packed and the dance floor was hopping throughout the whole set.  We’ve had some good audiences before, but this was out of control.  As we went into one of our Irish folk tunes entitled “Spanish Lady” a woman in a beautiful, full length, colorful Spanish dress came and danced as we played.  Then after we finished with our version of “Raglan Road” we said good night just as fireworks erupted across the river.

It’s great to play to such a receptive audience.  We were approached by so many people, from families with toddlers to elderly couples enjoying the sunset, who wanted to tell us how touched they were by our music. We felt like celebrities as we ventured over to Jumping Jack’s for ice cream and we’re met with compliments and questions from all the people outside.

This was such an incredible experience and we can’t wait to come back next year!

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