Live Music in Austin TX and Beyond

Willie The Austin Federation of Musicians is the local chapter of the American Federation of Musicians of the U.S. and Canada. The Austin Local was founded in 1907 and since then has assisted local musicians with wages, working conditions and other issues relating to their employment. We’re musicians representing and working for musicians with over 500 local members.

What Does the Union Do?

KeenThe Austin Federation of Musicians’ primary purpose is to protect the interests of working musicians. We do this by negotiating contracts covering wages, working conditions and other workplace issues. We also provide benefit programs, such as equipment insurance, geared to the needs of musicians.

To learn more about the AFM, visit our national website at

What members say about The Austin Federation of Musicians:

“Actually, the union’s helped me a lot. They’ve gotten lots of money for me. Little things that you forget. Big things – special payment funds, special funds that come when you need’em.”
-Jimmie Vaughan

“When I’m hiring musicians for a session or gig, I just get the union membership directory for names and phone numbers. I figure if they’re not in the Union, they’re not serious.”
-Floyd Domino

Some Other Members:

  • Del Castillo
  • Pat Green
  • The Grooves
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Eric Johnson
  • Marcia Ball
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • Austin Lyric Opera
  • George Strait
  • Little Joe and La Familia
  • Randy Rogers Band
  • Eddie Blue
  • Charles Thibodeaux
  • Los Lonely Boys
  • The Blues Crawlers
  • Joe Ely
  • Charlie Sexton
  • Jimmie Vaughn
  • Ponty Bone
  • Redd Volkaert
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Junior Brown


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