With a sound that is both traditional and unique, Wild Mustard weaves together vocal harmonies and instrumental conversations on banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass. Songs range from Jimmy Rogers to Rita Hoskings as well as Teryl and Rusty's originals. With a warm vocal blend and an appealing repertoire, Wild Mustard has attracted attention and been a crowd-pleaser wherever they perform.
Wild Mustard emerged from the ashes of a square dance band that lost it's fiddler. Here Teryl and Rusty met and even while they buckled down to play dance tunes fast and furiously, they longed for a chance to branch out both vocally and instrumentally. Eventually it came to pass and they began playing together monthy, driving an hour and a half each way, back and forth between Forestville and Woodacre. Past glorious fields of wild mustard that tickled their imaginations!
As their sound developed further, they began performining for private parties, local radio, cafes and farmer's markets. Today their musical collaboration continues to deepen; they wrote their first song together in April of 2011.
When Rusty and Teryl met Dale at a guitar workshop in Mendocino in 2009 they were instantly drawn to her and Dale thought to herself, “I want to play with THEM!” The seeds were planted! A year and a half later, coincidence brought them back in contact and they began playing together seriously. Having a bass rounds brings it all together, giving energy and inspiration to an already fine sound.