Musician Carole King was a regular on my radio in the 60s and 70s. I loved how powerful her voice was, how poignant and true-to-heart her lyrics.
Someone posted the following video on FB today, and I thought it was a great example to watch about not fooling around. Watch as she lovingly, softly announces who she’s bringing onstage to help her, and then how she doesn’t dither around when she starts the song – one huge, loud chord and her belt-em-out voice.
Such a great role model for self-belief and powerful starts! She carried all the way through, too, with variations in mood and tone. I love it!