Husband and wife Richard Hearn & Quinn Sands have been writing and performing together since 2015. Both grew up on the southwest side of Cleveland Ohio, but never met until decades later at the legendary 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. Their style is a unique blend of their musical backgrounds and influenced by the roots of American music, with an emphasis on the story. Their first CD “Time is a Line” was released on May 28, 2017.
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.”