This past weekend I went to see Mat Kearney and Tyler Burkum play at a small venue in Manhattan. The two friends packed up a van and went on the road together. Just two guitars and sometimes an old suitcase that they would pull on stage to use as a drum. It was certainly one of the best shows I've seen in a while. Pure music to listen to with your friends while you drink a beer. I listen to Mat Kearney a lot on my ipod, but while listening to him live I made a lovely discovery. His song, Chicago is most certainly the soundtrack to my novel Spared. As I listened to it, I had grand plans of calling up Mat Kearney and asking him to go on tour with me while he played and I sold my book out of the trunk of a car. Maybe out of the suitcase he uses as a drum! Then I realized I don't yet have a book. But either way, I have a song that goes with my book. So take a listen!