May 24, 2019
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Welcome to Austin Federation of Musicians

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 300 local members. 

Some of our local members:
  • Austin Symphony Orchestra
  • Austin Opera
  • Del Castillo
  • Pat Green
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Eric Johnson
  • Marcia Ball
  • Asleep at the Wheel
  • George Strait
  • Eddie Blue
  • Charles Thibodeaux
  • The Blues Crawlers
  • Joe Ely
  • Charlie Sexton
  • Jimmie Vaughn
  • Redd Volkaert
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Austin Jazz Workshop

“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
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“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
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