Hey all, I might be playing a couple of one-nighters in August for what appears to be a constantly-touring artist. The guy's genre is 'blues rock', where he sings and plays guitar, and sometimes (according to his video) he has a backing band. I answered his Craigslist ad seeking a bassist for these two dates, we've talked a bit, and he wants to hire me. However, he's asked me "What would you like to make for each gig?" This question bothers me for a couple of reasons. One, I don't want to quote him TOO low - if he's only making a couple hundred bucks for himself, a drummer, keys, and 'the in-town bassist', I'd hate to price myself out and say "a hundred bucks a night, please". Two, I don't want to leave money on the table - if he's bringing the same band through town and getting paid a couple grand, I don't want to be the chump that's getting paid a hundred bucks to learn all the tunes for two nights (one date is an hour drive from me). I guess the tl; dr is, there's a Venn diagram of "I want to help this guy out because I like his originals and I want to make sure he gets a good bassist at a fair price" and "I still need to get paid somewhat fairly too". Is it rude for me to ask him "What's the venue paying you to bring yourself and a full band down for a night?"