Sands & Hearn are a husband and wife duo who have been writing and performing together since 2015. These two grew up 3.5 miles apart from one another on the southwest side of Cleveland Ohio, but never met until decades later at the infamous Barking Spider Tavern on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.Similar life experiences led to each of them following the muse out of difficult times and toward one another. They self-released their first CD “Time is a Line” on May 28, 2017 — one week after they got married on the shores of Lake Erie near their home in Euclid Ohio.
Comments on Time Is A Line:
“The two combine perfectly on the wonderfully dark tale of Crazy Carl, with harmonica atmospherics from Colin Dussault and some mean resonator guitar painting atmospheric colours. Bouncing Ball of Jesus councils on the twists and turns of cruel fate and on the title track they sing that “time is a line, but it’s not always straight; it curves and it bends, by choice and by fate.”…
… Matt Troja produced, recorded and mixed the project in addition to playing various guitars, keyboards, percussion and singing duties. There are no fillers here and the tracks Angel With Dusty Boots, American Mind and Sugar In The Morning hold an instant appeal. However, all the songs blend seamlessly together and this duo have made a very impressive debut that comes highly recommended and points towards a bright future, both professionally and romantically speaking!!
“Need to tell you what a wonderful recording this is! Holiday afternoon listening is so sweet. The love story of these 2 folks makes me happy enough but then to hear their soundtrack of that love and life with some of the best Cle musicians like Chris Hanna, Al Moss and Colin Dussault backing them up…may be as nice as sailing today! Congrats on this release Richard Hearn and Kelly Quinn Sands! Producer Matt Troja hit a home run…”
– Cindy Barber, Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
“Listening to Time is a Line which arrived over the weekend. You and Richard (and Al) have done a very fine thing. And when you sing in French, I’m reminded of Shawshank: “I have no idea to this day what those two Italian ladies were singing about. Truth is, I don’t want to know. Some things are best left unsaid.” Thanks for writing and putting this out in the world.”
– Paul Bauer, Author.
Live Performance Videos
October 21, 2017 –Sands & Hearn to perform at “The Factory” – Artist Studios & Open House at The Landing in Sharon, Pennsylvania
Photo Credits: Pat Picciano, David Sands Photography, Shirley Berends
Upcoming Performances Include:
October 21, 2017 – The Factory – Daniel Horne & Jenn Crisan Art Studio and Gallery Event at The Landing in Sharon, PA
October 25, 2017 – 10 x 3 Songwriter Night hosted by Brent Kirby at Brothers Lounge
December 19, 2017 – Two Set Tuesday at Brothers Lounge, Cleveland Ohio