Quicksand Soup celebrates release of 4 new CDs with free concerts

Local Bluegrass group Quicksand Soup celebrates the release of four new CDs – The American Music Collection – on successive Wednesdays at the Moab Backyard Theater, 56 West 100 South, starting at 7 p.m. Sept. 11.

The shows are free with donations accepted. Refreshments are available, outside food and drink are welcome, and dogs are generally accepted. The band recorded the discs last winter at Eaglesound Studios in Durango, Colorado.

They include an original record, “Miss You Darling,” described as “Gorgeously natural, authentic, and incredibly impressive by stereostickman.com. They also made a cowboy record, “Colorado Trail,” a gospel disc, “Western Gospel,” and a bluegrass/country set, “Country Sweetgrass.”

Quicksand Soup features Moab resident and songwriter Sand Sheff on vocals and guitar, lead guitarist David Steward, mandolinist Ed Jones, fiddler Tamara Frieda, and bass player and Moabite Alan Snow. The CDs feature local art and photography courtesy of artists such as Page Holland, Sunnie Sheff and Don Weller.

All the discs will be on sale at a special discount price at the shows and are also available online. The band also just released a video on Youtube that was made with the help of the community in March. It’s called “You’re Too Fine to Have Your Face in a Phone.”

The schedule is as follows: Sept. 11, Western Gospel; Sept 18, Country Sweetgrass; Sept. 25, Miss You Darling; and Oct. 2, Colorado Trail, Cowboy and Western.