Ok guys, here is what is happening with my latest project. We are a 3 piece band who has just hit our one year mark. We are guitar, Bass and drums, and the guitar player and I share the vocals. We have competed in the Cincy Blues fest and got very good comments and reviews. We have enough original material to start recording our first Album, and I feel the material is very good. I also have a management company looking at us when we get the CD finished. Now, here is the stumbling block I am hitting. I have booked over 40 jobs in the past year, and usually get anywhere between 250 to 400, with 300 being the usual rate., Now the guitar player has decided that this is not enough money and he is balking on playing the kind of clubs we need to play to get our name out in the Cincinnati area. Am I wrong in thinking that 300-400 for a 3 piece Blues band in the Cincinnati area is about the best we can expect for a trio that is basically just trying to break in to the circuit? The drummer and I feel like we need to play at least 3 times a month to stay tight, but if the guitar player, who is very very good, won't play anymore for that sort of cash, is it time to call it a day and look for something else. Any insight into this dilemma is very much appreciated.