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Sands & Hearn

Cleveland, OH | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Cleveland, OH | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Duo Americana Singer/Songwriter




"Lonesome Highway Reviews by Paul McGee"

Sands & Hearne Time Is A Line Self Release

Quinn Sands and Richard Hearn are a recently married couple and are planning their summer road tour to serve as their honeymoon. Talk about taking your love for a road trip! They actually grew up a few miles from each other but never met until many years later at a local venue called the Barking Spider Tavern. Well, what can you do but make beautiful music together?

The couple began performing and writing together in 2015 and their style is a blend of traditional folk and country blues. 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."

Well, fate threw this couple together and they certainly make some excellent music as they take lead- vocal turns across the eleven songs that are enriched by the superb players assembled for the studio recording in Cleveland, Ohio - Joey Hanna on drums & percussion; Kevin Johnson on electric & upright bass; Chris Hanna on organ & piano; Al Moss on lap steel, pedal steel and dobro; Nick Stipanovich on accordion; Sam Kristoff on cello and Colin Dussault on harmonica.

Sands plays acoustic guitars, glockenspiel and sings with a lovely warm tone to her voice. Hearn plays acoustic guitars, resonator/bottleneck slide guitar and sings equally well, sharing harmonies to great effect on many of the tracks.

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!! - Lonesome Highway Music Portal


Still working on that hot first release.



Sands & Hearn are singer/songwriters Quinn Sands and Richard Hearn, an Americana duo out of Cleveland, Ohio. Both Quinn and Richard are multi-instrumentalists who began writing and performing together shortly after meeting in June of 2015. Their style is a unique blend of their musical backgrounds and influences, with an emphasis on the story. Quinn and Richard married in May of 2017 and released their first album together a week later.

They’ve shared their songs primarily as an acoustic duo on stages at venues around the Cleveland area, such as at the Beachland Tavern, the Brother’s Lounge and at the legendary Barking Spider Tavern. They’ve also performed at the Painesville Party in the Park, Spice Acre’s Plated Dinner events, the Lorain County Fair, Walk All Over Waterloo and at various private house concerts in the Cleveland area. They have opened for legendary performers Maria Muldaur, Tommy Womack and Ray Bonneville at the Beachland.


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