For the past couple of years, I played in a 50's and 60's trio. We played local clubs around the south suburbs of Chicago and there was as much work as we wanted. We worked one or two nights per month and didn't need much practice. This was fine with me because I have a full-time day job and a family. Last night, I got the phone call from the guitarist/singer that I was replaced. The other two musicians decided that they wanted to go "to the next level" and replaced me with a professional bassist. The new guy has played music full time for over 20 years and recently been in need of a steady band. This works with the band's new direction of being a Classic Rock band. I kind of understand the change, but ... I didn't see it coming.