Our Story

Born from passionate, talented singers, songwriters and musicians determined to bring true joy and embodiment into your musical experience.  Audience interaction is one of Mustard Seed's attractions.  It is obvious they love to entertain and bring you into their joy.
 

Suzie Chrysler, powerful contralto, lead singer and founder of Mustard Seed is originally from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.  Suzie loves a party and audience interaction is a requirement in her world.  Suzie has brought her "Blues & Roll" to 19 countries/5 continents performing at venues, halls, theaters, festivals, radio stations and television. Discography:  Her 1st album “Let Him” was produced by Donnie Gossett, Jr. and was played by Puget Sound area Christian radio stations.  Her 2nd album consists of old standards featuring the late great Larry Knechtel on piano.  She co-wrote and produced her 3rd album  “..it’s time”  with Joe Istvan.  Single releases include "Oso Blues, Love a Little More" (video is featured on this website), "If I Could", written by Suzie for Camp Erin campers, "Will He"  and "David's Song", written by Brian Grunkemeier and arranged by Suzie Chrysler for David, a quadriplegic in Singapore.
  Suzie teaches “Embodied Singing” (dynamic and expression), sings alto and solos with the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church choir and is a recording studio vocalist.
Dave Albert, Upon discovering that having opposable thumbs allowed one to play the guitar, Dave embarked on a somewhat checkered career as a musician some 40+ years ago. He has played in numerous bands around the country and even in South America. Claims to fame include backing the Drifters in Iowa City, jamming with the late Ronnie Montrose in San Francisco and being a founding member of local faves Jeff and the Jet City Flyers. After years of putting "real" work ahead of music, Dave finally woke up, retired, left L.A. and moved back to the Seattle area where he frequents jams and started a band called Blutopia. He recently joined Mustard Seed in his never-ending quest to be underpaid and overfed. As a self-admitted white boy with a challenged sense of rhythm, Dave still manages to squeeze off an occasional sweet note or two while nonchalantly trying to fool all of the people all of the time. And he's still trying to sell that family bridge in Brooklyn...
Sheri Roberts Greimes, joined Mustard Seed as keyboardist and vocalist in January 2014 and comes with an impressive resume!   Sheri is at home performing "Blues & Roll" and the audience goes crazy over Sheri.
At the age of 15, Sheri began her career in lounges throughout the Puget Sound Area. In 1985 Sheri placed 2nd in the Wrangler Country Showdown at the Grand Ole Opry and she used her $25,000 winnings to move to Nashville. There she quickly became a Nashville favorite singer/songwriter, playing prestigious venues such as the "Blue Bird Cafe" and "Nashville Palace". Sheri worked with many professionals throughout the mid-western and eastern states as well as Las Vegas. Opening shows for Billy Crash Craddock, Dilbert McClinton, Mickey Gilley, and T. Graham Brown. In 1990, Sheri recorded her original songs and produced an album titled “Good Night Texas”.  Sheri's son John Harley is her pride and joy and is why she move back to Washington.  We are glad to have her back!  In Sheri's spare time, she works in medicine and as an online instructor for Seattle area colleges. She recently remixed and re-edited her original tunes and pressed a CD titled "Family Tree", a tribute to those she loves!
George "Rim Shot" Miller plays drums for Mustard Seed and is the manager of the band. George started playing drums as a teenager and took to playing left handed.  George is an engineer and enjoys restoring his favorite "Rogers drums", and currently has many sets, including;  '71 Sonor, '70 Premier, '02 Tempus, '59 + '67+ '83 Rogers drums, plus a couple that he built himself with vintage hardware.  He even keeps a Roland set at his condo in Puerto Vallarta.  George has been part of the house band at blues jams and has played with several classic rock bands over the years. George is known for his special humor and quick witted one liners, hence his nickname "Rim Shot".

Our Featured Guest

Violet Heart, a versatile guitarist with a love for all things rock and blues. She has played in an assortment of groups spanning original bands, cover bands, tribute, funk, top40, but rock and blues is where she has made her home and plans to stay. She studied music theory, composition, guitar and piano for 2 years at Western Oregon University, and hopes to complete a bachelor degree in music composition as time and money allows. Currently, you can catch her out Blues n’ Rollin with local blues act “Mustard Seed." She is also working diligently at composing and self producing 4 original rock guitar instrumentals to release late 2014.  www.violetheartmusic.com