I am a Hispanic bassist who lives in a very poor city in New Jersey. I've recently left my cover band and have been looking for something new. Lately though, I feel that I have been stigmatized due to where I live. I don't think it has much to do with me being Hispanic. When I send out replies to ads I send a video of me playing some songs with my face clearly visible so they know my ethnicity. We'll end up talking trying to set up a day to jam and everything and what ends up happening though is that once they find out where I live I never hear from them again. My city is known for its drug problem (heroin being the big one here) and I believe that the reputation gets attached to me because of it. I've considered just saying I live a few towns over because I'm convinced that if we actually got to meet and jam, they would overlook where I live. So what do you think I should do? Have you guys ever been in a similar situation? TL;DR I live in bad neighborhood people think I'm a drug dealing bassist because of it.