"Refreshing roots sound with great Western Spirit" -INSIDE BLUEGRASS

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Quicksand Soup is Hot Country Sweetgrass from the Utah Desert . Scroll down for videos, pictures, and CD previews

Four New CD's! click on cover to hear

Miss You Darling

Miss You Darling, the original CD. Preview and Purchase at https://quicksandsoup.hearnow.com/

Mostly original record featuring Miss You Darling,  Refugees of Wonderland, 

"Superb instrumentation makes for a completely immersive and uplifting soundscape that quickly convinces you to seek out a live show from the band.  gorgeously natural, authentic, and incredibly impressive. " Rebecca Cullen Stereo Stickman.com

Country Sweetgrass

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12 songs, featuring the vocals of all 5 members---2 originals and lots of cool covers--everything from "Too Much of Nothing" to "Tennessee Waltz"---spent 8 weeks on Airplay Direct International Charts...peaking at number 11

Western Gospel

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A unique Gospel Collection from Quicksand Soup. Lots of old time favorites with some surprises...spent 10 weeks on Airplay Direct Gospel charts, peaking at number 4

The Colorado Trail

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Cowboy and Western Songs. Including Four originals. Not yet available online but coming soon

Quicksand Soup from 2nd Set - Radio Room in Grand Junction

We didn't get the first half on video,but...

Calendar

11-15-2019

KAFM Radio Room

7pm - 9pm

KAFM Grand Junction Radio Room

Event Details

11-15-2019

KAFM Radio Room

Concert at the Radio Room Grand Junction Colorado

7pm - 9pm

KAFM Grand Junction Radio Room

12/5/19

Christmas Party

11am

moab

Event Details

12/5/19

Christmas Party

 Annual performance for uranium Miners and families at Marriot , Moab 

11am

moab

April 17th, 18th, and 19th

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

Henry Strater Theater, Durango Arts Center

Event Details

April 17th, 18th, and 19th

Durango Bluegrass Meltdown

Quicksand Soup plays the annual Durango Colorado Bluegrass Meltdown, 3 shows at various venues, including our famous Sunday Gospel Set

Henry Strater Theater, Durango Arts Center

4/25/20

Pea Green Grange Hall--Delta, Co

6:30pm - 9pm

Estuary Park

Event Details

4/25/20

Pea Green Grange Hall--Delta, Co

One of the funnest gigs ever in one of the coolest Old West venues in America. Deep in the corn fields, the Pea Green Grange Hall has the best acoustics, nicest people and strong tradition. Quicksand Soup is always proud to play there. Get there really early if you want a seat. It's always a sell-out

6:30pm - 9pm

Estuary Park

June 27th and 28th 2020

Prescott Arizona Bluegrass Festival

All day

Downtown Prescott Arizona

Event Details

June 27th and 28th 2020

Prescott Arizona Bluegrass Festival

Quicksand Soup travels to the beautiful town of Prescott for three shows at one the oldest Bluegrass Festivals in the west.

All day

Downtown Prescott Arizona

More Events

Video

 ---filmed in Moab!


Selections from Miss You Darling

A taste of the new Disc

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 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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"Refreshing Roots Sound with great western spirit" Denny O'Brien Inside Bluegrass.com


 "Great Songwriting, sensational Musicality" --Rebecca Cullen Stero Stickman.com


"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     


One of the best shows we ever had" James Howells ICAMA Cedar City, Utah



Where they've played

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 Some of the places they've played:  The SLC Utah Arts Festival,  Gallivan Center, Cedar City Music Series, 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. 

Quicksand Soup at the Backyard Theater

promo video medley--12 songs in 4 minutes

Rock of Ages with Eric Singing live at Backyard Theater

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 to The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, 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 Tastes 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 up 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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