In October, Episode #63 debuted and Richie, Billy & Dwight shared their stories as returned citizens. It was an amazing moment as members of Quentin Blue reconnected with Earhustle hosts Earlonne Woods & Nigel Poor.
Quentin Blue Music Productions is a partnership between Dwight Krizman, Richie Morris and Billy Harwood, three songwriter/musicians, all in our later years, with years of individual experience, skilled in production and audio engineering, who bring heartfelt Americana Pop music and Acoustic Rock Music to life.
We are looking to expand our connections, collaborations, and production partners.
Richie “R3” Morris
(Vocals, Guitars, Lyrics, Co-producer)
(Bass Guitar, Drums & Percussion Programming, Vocals, Audio Engineering & Mixing, Producer)
(Piano & Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals, Co-producer)
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Bill Bannister for your willingness to put up with us, and for some AMAZING song-craft!! Love you dude!!
AND ALSO TO...
Sister Teresa for her love & allowing this project to go forward!
Dustin Lees at Lequidbit Music for inspiration and guidance!
Joanne DeCaro for her love, support, and great photos & videos.
To the guys at 851 & 853 54th Street for just being themselves!
Most of all to God who has gifted us with his grace!
The story and sound of Quentin Blue has evolved as we have formed and reformed. The music, which is our interpretation of styles that might be called “Americana Pop” began for us collectively in San Quentin State Prison in mid-2013. The founding members are Richard “R3” Morris, Dwight Krizman, and our brother Alan Brown who still remains behind the wall.
The third member of the current Quentin Blue is our dear brother Billy Harwood. He is the last to join Quentin Blue while we were still “inside.” And finally, our honorary 4th member is Bill Bannister, a dear friend who stayed connected with Dwight for close to two decades, and is now our collaborator, adding serious musical muscle to the QB sound.
Richie paroled in early 2020 after 34.5 years. Six months later Dwight paroled after 17.5 years. And a month later Billy paroled after 16 years. We all wound up in the same transitional program in Los Angeles, on the same street & two of us in the same residence. None of us could have planned this.
There have been many other excellent musicians who have participated in the evolution of the Quentin Blue sound, some are still serving their sentences, and one beloved brother never made it out. The early contributions from these "men-in-blue" has been invaluable. We owe them all a great deal, and pray they are all free men soon.