How does scheduling for the show work?

If your offer is accepted we will send you an email with the date that we would be coming to your town. That's why it's important for you to make sure you list dates you absolutely can't host a show! 

what nights of the week will the shows be on?

It all depends on our routing for the tour. Could be a weeknight, could be a weekend!

does my space need to be equipped with anything special for the show?

We aim to be low maintenance on this tour, but thanks for asking! Here's what we absolutely need:

-Grounded power outlet within 25 ft. of the area where I'll be playing. Depending on the room, I may bring a small PA system and a few other things that may require power.

-You'll want to make sure you have enough space for me to play and your guests to sit or stand!

-If the space is outside or in an non-heated area I'd love to have a heater nearby!

can i charge a cover charge at the door to help cover the cost?

Go for it! 

will random people be told about the show and come to my house?

No! This will be an experience where you control the invitation list. We will be keeping all locations top secret. 

will people think im cool if i do this?

That's a very risky bet. Very. But sure. That girl/guy will totally go out with you if you do this.

Does this show have to be at a house or...

No! I'm open to playing in all kinds of spaces unless it's super creepy, extremely cold, smells awful, etc. You can host the show at your house, church, frat house, sorority house, cub scout den, man cave, she shed, local roller skating rink...need I go on? The question is, what does living room mean to YOU?

Why are you doing this?

Are you kidding? Because I LOVE playing music and getting to meet YOU, the people who make all of this even possible! 

do you have any new songs?

I'm glad you asked! The answer is yes. Yes I do and you'll be the first to hear them!!

what will be the format for the show?

All the shows will start promptly at 7pm. I'll play for an hour or so and tell stories about where the songs came from. I'll take requests of my songs you especially want to hear or that may be particularly special to someone at the show. We can have some Q&A time if you want to know anything about Rayna James, what it's like to write songs for a living, which restaurant serves the best hot chicken in Nashville, or any other questions you may have about life, love, and the pursuit of happiness. Disclaimer: I cannot tell your kids where babies come from. 

will you sing happy birthday?

Absolutely. At my wife's birthday party we sang it 8 times in the course of 2 hours. It's really a great song.