Quicksand Soup is a 5-piece high energy original Country Sweetgrass band based in Moab, Utah. What’s Sweetgrass? It’s part bluegrass, part old-time and part original progressive country. Stir them up and you’ve got Quicksand Soup. They are known for a mix of original and old-time selections with an emphasis on showing audiences a great time. This year, they are releasing an unprecedented 4 CDs of music – an original one called Miss You Darling, and 3 CDs celebrating America’s musical heritage of Cowboy songs, Bluegrass and Gospel. Songwriter Sand Sheff was Arizona born and Oklahoma raised and has released 15 albums of original music, including in Nashville, where he was called “the very definition of Americana” by Music Row Magazine. Lead Guitarist David Steward is one of the best pickers in the Rocky Mountains, and has several albums of his own original music. 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 and traveled the world playing jazz. 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 Phoenix Symphonies. They are the house bluegrass band every Wednesday Night throughout the tourist season at the Moab Backyard Theater, and we are excited to have them this year at the Meltdown.

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