I recently found out that I lost gigs with a band in the Harrisburg, PA area when I read in the news paper that they were booking dates that I didn't know about with another bassist (a family member of the drummer). I'm not upset about losing my spot with the band (I never did really enjoy playing with them all that much, and had plans to leave once the school year started back up), but the thing that really irks me is that they never contacted me. My teacher tells me that it's a good thing I did get out of the group though, for they seem to be upsetting a lot of the local working musicians in and around Harrisburg. They are weekend hobbyists, not full time musicians, and they have apparently been cutting their prices in order to get work since I last played with them in early June. This is, of course, upsetting (to say the least) a lot of the older groups in the area who make their livings playing full time. Has anyone else had any experiences similar to this?