Original and Hot--Straight from The Desert

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Welcome! Country Sweetgrass from the Utah Desert --original and old-time.  Quicksand Soup is releasing a series of CD's this spring, starting with the mostly original Miss You Darling....Have a listen below at the Soundcloud section. They are soon to embark on a CD release tour throughout the west!! There's nothing like a hot serving of Quicksand Soup!! Contact us : quicksandband@yahoo.com or follow the contact links

Events

Every Wednesday

Bluegrass Wednesday at Backyard Theater

7pm - 9pm

Moab Backyard Theater

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Every Wednesday

Bluegrass Wednesday at Backyard Theater

Come listen to Quicksand Soup live at the Moab Backyard Theater every Wednesday at 7pm ( 8pm during the summer) for a night of original and old-time music. 56 W. 100 South in downtown Moab, Utah. Admission is free with donations accepted

7pm - 9pm

Moab Backyard Theater

May 25th

Moab Arts Festival

6pm

Swanny Park Moab Utah

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May 25th

Moab Arts Festival

Quicksand Soup performs at the Arts Festival. Check their website for details!

6pm

Swanny Park Moab Utah

6/22/2019

John Wesley Powell 150th Anniversary celebration

12pm - 2pm

Vernal Utah

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6/22/2019

John Wesley Powell 150th Anniversary celebration

Quicksand Soup headlines the Vernal Utah JWP Celebration!

12pm - 2pm

Vernal Utah

7-24-2019

Moab Museum Ice Cream Social

5pm

Museum of Moab

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7-24-2019

Moab Museum Ice Cream Social


5pm

Museum of Moab

8-16-2019

Helper Arts Festival

7pm - 9pm

downtown Helper Utah

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8-16-2019

Helper Arts Festival

Quicksand Soup headlines the Helper Arts Fest in Helper Utah

7pm - 9pm

downtown Helper Utah

More Events

Welcome! Quicksand Soup is releasing a series of Cd's this spring, starting with the mostly original Miss You Darling....Have a listen below. They are soon to embark on a CD release tour throughout the west!!

Quicksand soup on tour!!! 4 new Cd's? isn't that Impossible? On the contrary, Miss You Darling (original). Country Sweetgrass, western Gospel and The Colorado Trail (cowboy and western). 4 Cd's---4 acoustic genres. All American!

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About Us

Quicksand Soup –Original and Hot: Straight From The Desert

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 Quicksand Soup is a high energy alternative bluegrass band based in Moab, Utah. Led by acclaimed songwriter Sand Sheff, Quicksand Soup features top notch instrumental talent, five great vocalists and catchy and unique songs.   They are known for an enormous repertoire of original, old-time and classic selections with an emphasis on showing audiences a great time. They can play the late night bluegrass party set and then get up on Sunday Morning, have a cup of coffee and deliver awesome hard-core gospel.    
 They've been working up crowds for three years now at festivals, clubs and Grange Halls.  Maybe you could use a little Quicksand Soup down in your neck of the woods! Quicksandsoup.com and sandsheff.com 

Some Praise for Quicksand Soup

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"Without a doubt, your band was amazing and I haven't enjoyed a musical group like yours in awhile. You rocked it! And the crowd had a great time, and it was fun seeing people dance.  You made the night with your enthusiasm and great music. I would recommend the band anytime for any place..."  Jim Dodson Mancos Creative District, Mancos Colorado     


 “The people of Price loved Quicksand Soup”  Layne Miller, co-ordinator of Price Culture Connection 


"What an amazing show!" Susan Richards---Pea Green Colorado

Where they've played

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 Some of the places they've played:  The SLC Utah Arts Festival, Moab Folk Festival, Durango Bluegrass Meltdown,  Moab Arts Festival, Price Utah Culture Connection, Price International Days, Mancos Colorado Great Summer Nights Street Fair, Pea Green Grange hall, Delta, Colorado. Wines of the San Juan Festival, Blanco, NM  ...and many more weddings, events, parties, reunions and clubs, besides being the house bluegrass band every Wednesday Night throughout the tourist season at the Moab Backyard Theater in Moab, Utah.   Sand Sheff was also a featured performer at 2018 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering and has performed everywhere from campfires to Carnegie Hall. 

Audio

Listen to Quicksand Soup.

on soundcloud some selections from upcoming CD's---lots more music available on Sandsheff.com and reverbnation

Rock of Ages with Eric Singing live at Backyard Theater

Quicksand Soup at the Backyard Theater

promo video medley--12 songs in 4 minutes

You Don't Knock---Four PIEce Alan Singing

Live at Moab Arts festival as a four piece

About Quicksand Soup

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Hot Picking From The Desert

Quicksand Soup is a high energy alternative bluegrass band based in Moab, Utah. Led by songwriter Sand Sheff, Quicksand Soup features top notch instrumental talent and catchy and unique songs. 

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Meet Quicksand Soup

Songwriter Sand Sheff was Arizona born and Oklahoma raised. He has released 15 albums of original music;including in Nashville and in Austin.Having played from campfires to Carnegie Hall, he has shared the stage with everyone from Ryan Adams to Ramblin' Jack Elliot. He's even opened for Phish! His music has been compared to "an evening of high-octane cactus juice around a campfire with Lyle Lovett, Gram parsons and Pink Floyd". (JC Shephard Roots Music Report).


 Lead Guitarist David Steward is one of the best pickers in the Rocky Mountains, and has several albums of his original music to his credit.  He also yodels fantastically, though, unfortunately,not frequently. 


Mandolinist Eric Jones, raised in Dinosaur, Colorado, was  a founding member of Big Timbre and is an American musical historian as well as a much-sought after singer and picker. 


Moab born and raised Alan Snow  was the lead bass player for the world-famous Caleb Chapman Super Band (jazz)and traveled the world, where he got the opportunity to perform with such jazz luminaries as Branford Marsalis. 


Upstate New York raised Fiddler Tamara Frieda is one of the great strings talents of the Four Corners and also performs with the Durango and Pheonix Symphonies

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Quicksand Soup is Something Totally Different

They have been working up crowds for three years now at festivals, clubs and Grange Halls.  Maybe you could use a little Quicksand Soup down in your neck of the woods!

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Press Quotes about Sand's songs

 Press quotes about Sand's Music:

"Like an evening of high-octane cactus juice around a campfire with Gram Parsons, Lyle Lovett and Pink Floyd."

--JC Shepherd KRFC Radio

Roots Music Report


"The very definition of Americana".

Music Row Magazine (Nashville)


"Sand writes infectious, literate songs in the vein of Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle. His albums include tunes that are instant classics. Sand is gifted enough to be compared with the best."

-Rosie Carter -Hearsay Magazine (Colorado)


"This is an impressive Americana statement, the influences take turns and seep in from country, folk, bluegrass, rock, old-time music and even jazz...everything is just marvelously good--simple as that"--Johanna J. Bodde Insurgent Country.net


"  Don't call him retro. In his earthy, idiosyncratic songs songs, Sheff dodges the conventional wisdom that says old-sounding songs can't incorporate up-to-the-date subject matter....his musical tall tales tend to get the most attention, but his more pensive songs depict the timeless pull between city and country living from both sides."

--Nashville Scene

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Much music available at sandsheff.com

There are plenty of videos of the band and a nearly complete catalog of music available at www.sandsheff.com

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Q: Where'd you buy those hats?


A: Same place we get our boots!

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