Re: Stage nerves... how do you deal with it?
Lot of good stuff here. I'll just add - know your material down cold. Have enough confidence that you know the songs before you take the stage that on stage it just flows. I only get nervous now when I only half know something. As to making mistakes- I'm with Mike Edgerton - oh well.
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