Sharon Van Etten

How to fight stage fright?

Sharon Van Etten responded on 02/08/2014

Well... I have a glass of wine before a show... and breathe deep... have my bandmates make me laugh... I am usually very nervous, but as soon as I start singing it usually goes away. Sometimes I have to close my eyes to center my self in the middle of a song or set... but I usually can find myself. I try to tell jokes too, but sometimes if I am really nervous I can't stop talking and that can be dangerous. Ha. But breathing I think is the best. And just going for it.

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