The Fish Creek Rodeo is a duo comprised of Jeremy Petrie and Liz Simchik. Sometimes joined by percussionist Jack Smith, this group has big harmony, outlaw country twang with a bit of pop and dysfunctional love songs. Appeals to a wide variety of listeners.  


Liz started Opus Black String Quartet in summer of 2016. The group performs as both string trio and quartet. (Opus Black Trio pictured here) Currently performing original compositions by Will Pegg, and many different works ranging in string trio/quartet arrangements of Beyonce to Led Zeppelin.

This group is available for any and all events. Our instrumental music either for a concert or for background music will be sure to enhance any event. 

Mohawk Valley Strings is a community orchestra started in the summer of July 2017. We cover a wide variety of musical genres, from classical to contemporary pop.

If you would like to join our orchestra, or for more information

Utica area:,



Herkimer/Little Falls:

Laura Smith 



Liz Simchik


Country and Rock that you can dance to.

For Booking: Kevin: 315-271-9953

The Five Families Ensemble

L-R: Tom McGrath, Nick Fields, Monk Rowe, Kristen Kopf, Liz Simchik

The Five Families Ensemble is a newly-formed group comprised of instruments

from each of the four traditional musical families with a fifth component of the

human voice. Their repertoire, eclectic in nature, is specifically composed and

arranged for the ensemble, and features new work that embraces classical, blues,

jazz and contemporary genres.

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