Monday Music: Sand & Water Soundtrack

Like many other authors, I use music for inspiration while I’m writing. The title for Sand & Water and the basis for part of John’s backstory both come from the Beth Nielsen Chapman song of the same name, and the remaining songs flowed from that. The book is fairly slow paced—it’s set on an island in south Georgia, after all—and has a tinge of melancholy running throughout, so you’ll see that reflected in the songs I’ve selected.

I’ve uploaded all of the songs to They may not play in the correct order (due to licensing restrictions), but the full list the way it’s intended is given below. I hope you’ll enjoy listening. 🙂

Sand and Water—Beth Nielsen Chapman
Lullabye—Mike Grutka
Carries On—Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
I Don’t Know—Lisa Hannigan
Waves—Holly Miranda
The Sky Is Broken—Moby
In the Deep—Bird York
The Rescue—Sam Harris
Flood—Welcome to the Numb
Safe and Sound—Sheryl Crow
Come On Come On—Mary Chapin Carpenter
Jeax d’eau—Francois-Joel Thiollier
The Shining—Badly Drawn Boy
Come On Get Higher—Matt Nathanson

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