The tip jar
So the former star bass player in my trio...she moved to Nashville and is doing quite well down there. She came up and we had her on a few gigs over the holidays. We got talking about the tip jar. She says it's a regular occurrence down South. Up here near Philadelphia, sometimes I see it, most times I don't. My typical gig pays $100.00 USD. I spend probably 1/5th of that in gas and tolls usually, and from the time I leave my house till the time I come home is at least 8 hours. Myself I think we should definitely put one out.
IYO, does it cheapen the bands vibe if a tip jar is out? I'm not sure. What do you guys think?
I think it's a good idea. If someone really is enjoying the band, what better way to express their appreciation right? I mean we get some really heartfelt comments. I think if there was a tip jar, these people would probably use it.
The best way to do art, is to dispense with good and bad...and just get on with it.