Hello TB fam. Something I am having a little trouble with at the moment is at what point to you agree to be committed to a band/artist? Backstory: I joined a group on Facebook where people promote shows in my local area and there was a post that read: "In need of a good bass player for a show this Tuesday. Will pay $50. Inbox me for inquiries" or something of the sort. I reached out to the person and let them know I was available. This was Sunday night around 6:00 or so. I learned his 10 song set of mostly originals and some covers in about a day and ran through everything with him on Monday night. Just me and him. He dug my style and I will say he does have some chops and good original material. After the fact, we shook hands and when I got back home that night, my picture was on his website, as if I was now enlisted as a part of his backing band. He did mention he is fairly serious about becoming a successful musician and was booking festivals and other shows in advance which I understand. I just really needed that $50 and I wasn't expecting anything else to come from it. I played the show to basically nobody at a bar downtown and got my cut and went home. My initial thoughts are both good and bad. I am trying to weigh pros and cons. Some that stick out to me, they are not super organized with communication or show details. Also the drummer uses an electric kit exclusively and basically told me he is probably going to move out of state within the end of the year if this doesn't take off. I am in seek of any advice for a situation as such. I have been in a previous experience that involved touring musicians that were rarely paid, promised hotel sponsored accommodations and ended up sleeping on peoples couches and vehicle breakdowns that set us back nearly 6 hours or so. It ended up where everyone was fired about 6 months after takeoff because nobody would ever be paid. I am a bit paranoid about the whole situation but I am not currently gigging and could use some extra bread. Thanks you for your input!