Sand Sheff and Quicksand Soup
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Sand Sheff and Quicksand Soup

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“ One of Nashville’s most entertaining country-rock bandleaders”

- Nashville Scene

"Robert K. Oerrmann"

" The very definition of Americana"
- Music Row Magazine

"Free On This Mountain Review"

“Like an evening of cactus juice around a campfire with Gram Parsons, Lyle Lovett and Pink Floyd.”

- Roots Music report - JC Shepherd

"---Four star review of Free on This Mountain"

“I’ve got to go a long ways back to draw a comparison with this disc, like some 30-odd years”

- Freight Train Boogie

"Rosie Carter Review"

" Sand writes infectious, literate songs in the vein of Kris Kristofferson and Steve Earle, with his own personal twist on the lyrics and melodies. (His albums) include tunes that are instant classics. A comparison to John Prine is not out of line as Sand is gifted enough to be compared with the best."
- Hearsay Magazine (Colorado)

"The Buck Stops Here"

" Don't call him retro. In his earthy, idiosyncratic 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 - Jim Ridley

"Pick of the Week"

“A writer of merit who will soon be a writer of consequence.” - Peter Cooper -The Tennessean

"Billy Blocks Roots Revival"

“Sand Sheff has been compared to Hank Williams, John Prine and Gram Parsons, but his gift for storytelling is all his own…..He can write a sweet, aching ballad and then rock hard with a fury seldom seen on Nashville stages.” - Western Beat Monthly (Nashville)

"Dust Trilogy Review"

“ Spellbinding from the first minute to the last” -

"Dust Trilogy Review"

“ A must-have for any self-respecting fan of American Roots music” - Last FM


Quicksand Soup 1992 –produced by Dom Camparadella

Highway 666 1993- produced by Kyle Copeland

With BUCK 50: Red Dirt Road 1996 – produced by Richard Mclaurin

With BUCK 50: Our Own Little County Fair 1997 - produced by Richard Mclaurin

Clementine’s Waltz 1998

The Hard Part, I Suppose 2000 : produced by Jamie Rubin

Free on this Mountain 2004 : produced by Sand Sheff and Glenn Keefe

Dust 2006- produced by Sand Sheff and Thomas Sneed

Cowboyin’ 2007-

Lion on a White Horse 2007- produced by Sand Sheff and Thomas Sneed

Turn Me Around 2008 – produced by Marshall Morgan



Sand Sheff was born in Arizona, raised in Oklahoma, has lived throughout the west and spent 5 years in Nashville where he co-founded the alt-country band Buck 50.

Sand Sheff has released 10 albums of original songs. His music receives international airplay and has charted on Roots Music Report, The FAR charts, and the Gavin Americana charts. With over twenty years of performing experience, everywhere from campfires to Carnegie Hall, there is virtually no type of gig he doesn’t feel comfortable with. He also loves what he does, believing in the power of music to make people feel good.

Sands latest band is called Quicksand Soup and can be heard in the Austin - San Antonio area.