Peyton performs for over 30,000 students, faculty and families
at the 2010 University of Texas Commencement Ceremonies.
John performs with Marcia Gay Harden at The
University of Texas 2010 Commencement. John played a scorching
harmonica riff as a part of Marcia's remarkable commencement
speech for the 30,000 plus in attendance, but more specifically,
John played for just one student, his eldest daughter Candace
who received her Masters Degree from the University of Texas
and was among the 30,000 in attendance.
Blues at Church Under the Bridge
by Peter Kopecek
Peyton and Austin Musicians played for hundreds of Austin’s
homeless at Church Under the Bridge at IH-35 and 6th St. Volunteers
from local churches and ministries serve breakfast, breads,
pastries, coffee and teas to hundreds, all donated by generous
local area Austin businesses.
country music radio station 98.1 KVET raised a record $400,693
during its 10th annual Radiothon for Kids.
radiothon, which asks listeners to donate money for Dell Children's
Medical Center of Central Texas, went on for two days, broadcasting
live from the hospital's lobby. Station personalities including
Bob Cole and Chris Mosser interviewed doctors and patients
who shared stories of treatment and recovery. Syndicated radio
host John Peyton and family were interviewed by KVET 98.1
in an effort to raise awareness and donations for the many
family programs and state of the art treatment offered at
Dell Children's Hospital. Read more:
KVET raises more than $400,000 in Radiothon for Kids - Austin
homeless warm up on a freezing morning at Church Under the
Host John Peyton and Austin Musicians played uplifting tunes
to hundreds of Austin’s homeless on a freezing
Jan 31st at Church Under the Bridge at IH-35 and
6th St. Many volunteers from
local churches served hot chocolate, coffee, teas and a hot
breakfast to the hundreds of homeless in attendance as temperatures
dipped into the 20s.
by Peter Kopecek
l to r Geoff Sahs (Fly
By Knights), John Peyton, KeKe McCullough (Carl Perkins’ Band), Ernie Durawa (Texas Tornados), James Yager
(Liberation Suite) and not pictured Dr. Hugh Sparks (University
of Texas Music, ret.)
Jagger Peyton launches PATRONS Don’t Drink
and Drive Campaign
Ambassador, John Paul Dejoria, John Peyton and Blind Melonhead
Johnson often meet in the Jagger Peyton studio to write and
produce Patron commercials and Don’t Drink and Drive public
service announcements. reminding people to drink responsibly.
Jagger Peyton has written over a dozen spots and PSAs with
blues aficionados John Paul and Melonhead voicing the slice
of life commercials.
13 years straight, John Peyton and the KLBJ All Stars have
been the band for The KLBJ Breakfast Bash. Every year on the
Wednesday before Thanksgiving, KLBJ fills the Renaissance
Ballroom for the biggest Longhorn-Aggie pre-game bash in Central
Texas! The Breakfast
Bash is the ultimate Longhorn/Aggie pre-game event. Half of
the room is filled with Aggies, while the other half is comprised
of Longhorns. The morning is hosted by a live broadcast of
Mark, Ed and Sgt. Sam. This year $92,295.31 was raised for the Soldiers
of Ft. Hood in Operation Call Home
Photo by: KLBJ Staff
Film Hall of Fame Awards
Marcia Gay Harden was
inducted in the Texas
Film Hall of Fame. During her acceptance speech Marcia
asked her brother-in-law syndicated radio hosts John
Peyton to help her describe Texas
with his scorching harmonica. He did. The Texas Film Hall of Fame Awards gala, is
produced under the auspices of the Austin
Film Society and is presented by AT&T. The proceeds from the Texas Film Hall
of Fame Awards benefit the educational and artistic programs
of the Austin Film Society, a 501(c)3 organization.
concert in support of Tibet,
Blues, hosted by students from the University
From Cajun, world beats to Tibetan folk, the night featured
a wide range of musicians including a globally acclaimed Tibetan
singer Loten Namling and Chris Jagger, as well
as many local talents. The money raised went to Jinpa,
a Tibetan-run organization based in Tibet,
preserving Tibetan culture and promoting education and health
care in one of the most remote places in the world. Chris arranged
the music for two subsequent concerts for Tibet in Battersea
Park and Alexandria
Park in North
Flood, Sweat & Tears Event for the Red Cross
John Peyton consults
The American Red Cross and names US disaster relief efforts
and concert “Flood Sweat & Tears”. Benefit that
helps thousands in Hurricane relief .
Peyton and The Lake Austin Blues Festival
John Peyton is the consultant and co-promoter of The
Lake Austin Blues Festival along with Clifford Antone,
Chairman Greg Sellers and John Paul DeJoria.
The festival raised over $100,000.
for both events for The Palmer
Drug Abuse Program PDAP
Chris Jagger and the Nahanni River
Chris finished a new track; called "Nahanni" it will now close
the album that we are currently shipping to Japan
as an import there. Same record available for North
America and are sending the track out as a free MP3 download
as we hope it might attract some attention in Canada,
which is where the Nahanni River runs up in the NW
Territory. There is a campaign to extend the park area
and there are commercial mining interests who want to exploit
the resources so this track is a reminder of the fragile environment
that this unique habitat contains.
Jagger Peyton organized and co-produced the filming of the 5th year of the Peace, Love & Happiness ‘PLH’ Ride for the 100 Club.
Co founded by Billionaire Philanthropist John Paul DeJoria (founder Paul Mitchell, Patron Spirits) and Gary Spellman. Features; John Paul DeJoria, Gary Spellman, Texas Governor Rick Perry, Daredevil Robbie Knievel, Navy Seal War Hero and New York Times Best Selling Author Marcus Lutrell and hundreds of bikers riding through the Texas Hill Country all to raise money for fallen first responders.
The Joyful Heart Foundation
Peyton attends NYC fundraiser for The Joyful Heart
Foundation with Marcia Gay Harden, Sheryl Crow and Mariska Hargitay, President & Founder, The mission of
the Joyful Heart Foundation is to heal, educate and empower
survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse
and to shed light into the darkness that surrounds these issues.
John Peyton cuts golden locks
or mop top for Locks of Love.
late brother Matthew Peyton told him he could put his
long hair to good use. He did. Locks of Love is a public
non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially
disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical
hair loss from any diagnosis. We meet a unique need for children
by using donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics.
Most of the children helped by Locks of Love have lost their
hair due to a medical condition called alopecia areata, which
has no known cause or cure. The prostheses we provide help
to restore their self-esteem and their confidence, enabling
them to face the world and their peers.
Peyton joins Marcia Gay Harden to play harmonica LIVE for
Leaves of Change in New York City at NASDAQ
Gold Council proudly
brings you Leaves
of Change™, a charitable benefit in which
influential celebrities from television, film, and music design
a piece of gold jewelry inspired by a leaf motif to raise
funds and awareness for their favorite charities. Participating
celebrities so far include: Christina
Applegate - Right Action for Women, Whoopi
Goldberg - Ronald McDonald House Charities, Marcia
Gay Harden - Waterkeeper Alliance and many others.
Added bonus was John and Sheryl’s 25th anniversary
displayed in Times Square.
JP Plays Clifford J. Antone Memorial
GOING BACK HOME
news broke late last Tuesday afternoon, so terrible and unbelievable
it was all too easy to dismiss: Clifford J. Antone,
the best friend the blues ever had, dead of a heart attack
at 56. By the third or fourth phone call into the Chronicle,
it was obviously not a rumor, the TV crews setting up outside
the club bearing Antone's name further confirmation. Finally,
someone from inside handed the media a one-paragraph statement
from lead counsel Michael McGuire, though seeing it
on paper didn't make it any easier to process.
Del Castillo's Alex Ruiz with John Peyton
Jimmie Vaughan and W.C. Clark
By Gary Miller
condolences and looking on were author and actor Turk Pipkin,
King of the Hill creator Mike Judge, KUT's Paul
Ray and wife Diana, ME Television's
Kevin Connor, Double Trouble bassist Tommy
Shannon, and Pinetop Perkins. "I'm going to
go over where they shine the shoes so I can smoke a cigarette,"
plotted the irascible 93-year-old pianist. In Antone's upstairs
inner sanctum, Jimmie Vaughan and Derek O'Brien
rehearsed for their set, for which they were joined by several
generations of Austin
blues history: W.C. Clark, Denny Freeman, James
Cotton, Charlie Sexton, and Chris Layton
of Double Trouble and ex-Fabulous Thunderbird
Fran Christina doubling up on drums. BY CHRISTOPHER
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus
Jagger Peyton donates
tickets to the “Greatest Show on Earth” every year
to the Mental Health Mental Retardation MHMR group
sending many fun loving individuals with disabilities to The
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.
couple of clowns
Peyton and The American Forces Network
Jagger Peyton continues to provide a morale
boosting “touch of home” to troops in 177 countries and reaches
over 1 million servicemen and women and their families. each
week with The Roadhouse Revival and The Lone Star
Revival radio shows on the American Forces Network
Louisiana State Penitentiary
Jagger Peyton has
provided programming for nearly 10 years to prisoners at the
Louisiana State Penitentiary in
, on KLSP
FM, as featured on CNN.
is the only penitentiary in the
to be issued an FCC license to operate a
radio station. KLSP (Louisiana State Penitentiary)
is a 100-watt radio station that operates at 91.7 on the FM
dial from inside the prison to approximately 6,000 potential
listeners including inmates and penitentiary staff. The station
is operated by inmates and carries some satellite programming.
Inside the walls of
, KLSP is called the "Incarceration
Station" and "The Station that Kicks Behind
the Bricks." TRIVIA The prison has held many musicians
the subject of a number of songs. Folk singer Leadbelly
served over four years of his attempted murder sentence and
was released early from Angola
for good behavior. Tex-Mex
artist Freddy Fender was pardoned from
also features in the Neville
Brothers song "Sons and Daughters" on the
album Brother's Keeper. Ray
Davies of The Kinks has recorded a song entitled
"Angola (Wrong Side of the Law)", which was
released as a bonus track on the expanded release of Working Man's Café
in February 2008.
Jagger Peyton creates “Say Nope to Dope” for US Drug Czar
John Peyton creates
the Say Nope to Nope shirt as an anti drug campaign for today’s
youth. The slogan was referred to the Ad Council.