In the summer of 2011, I asked my neighbor musician Andrew Castro if he'd be willing to read Lost Saints and, if he felt inspired, write a song or two that I could then use on my website and maybe on a book trailer.
Two of Andrew's favorite things are music and basketball. In the spring of 2011, he suffered an injury during a basketball game that severely damaged his vocal cords and was told he might never sing again. He couldn't even speak for several months.
My Lost Saints proposal provided him with a welcome distraction. Andrew ended up loving the book, lucky for me. And instead of just one or two songs, he composed and recorded nine songs that are each inspired by a theme, character, or scene from the book. The album is more than I could have ever hoped for. Andrew is a gifted songwriter and musician. Take a listen and download a single to keep you company after you turn the last page of the book and want to linger in Clayton and Bailey awhile longer...Andrew's home on the web can be found at http://www.facebook.com/AndrewCastroSongs.
You can find the music video for Andrew's original song Lost Saints of Tennessee here