...so there's this somewhat popular touring folk/rock band from Canada that's going to be in my area this summer for a few festival gigs, and they need a bass player to sit in. A friend of mine knows the band and gave them my contact information. They asked right off the bat what I would charge. Now, I've never really been a hired gun before, so I have no idea how to answer this question. To me, it seems it would be a function of how much they get per gig, which I don't know. Session playing being uncharted territory for me, does anyone have any wisdom to share on this subject? Is there perhaps a "scale" for session playing based on the approximate size of the gig? Is there a "safe" amount to ask for?