“It's been so much fun these past few years, so let's do it again - it's the Raymond Yates and YOU Birthday Party Concert! Because of my busy schedule, it’s happening a little later than normal, but better late than never! Let's put a little happiness in our hearts and share a bit of ourselves with friends, old, new, and invisible.
For those of you who don't know what that means, or were not able to come last year, here's a rundown:
If you like me, you'll come and celebrate with me. I will sing you songs, and others will sing you songs. If you really like me, you will sign up for one of the 8 available spots to sing or play or speak during the show, with myself and/or others playing along or backing you up, which would include coming to a rehearsal sometime during the week before the show if you'd like, time TBD.
In the past, this event has been great fun, so I hope you will join us.
Your presence and participation are the only gifts I want - your presence and support would be most appreciated. And, of course, you are welcome to invite as many friends as you'd like - there's no cover, and the Black Dog is a wonderful place. If we could pack it out again, I'd be one happy dude.
I hope you've been well, and I very much hope to see you there!”
- Raymond Yates