FILMED NOV 2013 • POSTED JAN 2014 • TED@State Street
Humanity’s fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it’s less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it’s stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.
By day he’s a graphic designer, and by night Joe Kowan is a quirky folk singer-songwriter. Full bio »