Happy Birthday to Me

Kathy Schaeffer and I wrote “Happy Birthday to Me” back in 1998, and I’ve often played it in my birthday month of July in the years since. Since I didn’t have the opportunity to play it live in public in 2020 due to the COVID-19 restrictions, I thought it would be fitting to record this depressing song about celebrating a birthday alone in time to release it on my 60th birthday. I guess you could call it either an impulse recording or an inside joke, or maybe a bit of both.


Kathy Schaeffer
Rick Paul


Performed, produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered by Rick Paul.

Cover artwork by Rick Paul.

Release Date: July 28, 2020