Black Mountain Symphony is a six-piece progressive folk band from the hill country outside Albany, New York. Multi-instrumentalists, singers and songwriters all, BMS has toured their original compositions throughout New York State, around the Northeast, and across the US, performing alongside acts ranging from Rusted Root to the Young Dubliners to Days of the New. Their live sets showcase a limitless range of influences, blending genres to create a unique emotional experience with every show. "No one's out there like Black Mountain Symphony...the champagne of eclectic music" - Stephanie Fisher, New Voice, NY TalkRadio.net.
Named for the twilight silhouette of the mountains they call home, Black Mountain Symphony began as the high school garage band of siblings Annie (Violin) and Bear (Keyboards) Campo, writing and performing original alternative music to escape the confines of their classical training. The rhythmic guitar and bardic songwriting style of Charlie Burgess complemented the swelling soundscapes of the Campos, and drummer Bill Palinski brought jam-danceability and pop-punk sensibility to the act. Prog-bass virtuoso Paul Burke, a frequent collaborator on BMS side projects, now rounds out the rhythm section, and lead guitarist and childhood friend Jesse Sample can be found shredding through BMS classics and interweaving harmonies with Annie Campo's soaring violin lines.