How to fight stage fright?
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.
Will you continue to come to Philadelphia area as much as possible in the future? Still have yet to see you; had tix once but weeknights are difficult because husband at work & I have 3 young boys at home. One has Autism & loves music as we all do so I keep them listening to your true, down to earth style. Thanks for being you!! Hope some of the Philly clubs can get you into some more weekend shows!!
Coleen M. Downey
I can't wait to see you at Green Man! would love to know what authors and artists you like - have you heard of Sophie Calle? she is a great artist and i'm minded of her when i think of you.Sharon Van Etten responded on 02/08/2014