I haven't played out since November. I'm actually sort of nervous. Playing out regularly definitely helps deal with the nerves to the point where playing is regular and there are no nerves. I have been playing with an original band since around December, but it is more of a studio project so no gigs. I'm hoping to catch on with a cover band and decided it's time to get back out to jams to try and meet new people. When I was younger I use to go to jams 2-3 times a week and don't remember having any nerves, but I also would drink a bunch. I'll probably have a beer or two, but nothing like I use to.
I think it's pretty funny I am nervous playing for free after playing gigs for around 10 years and actually getting paid (not much though) for it. I guess the worse that can happen is I give them what they are paying for.