CHARITIES    Just don't let the right hand know...

Charitable work and community service at Jagger Peyton is not just public relations rhetoric; it's a way of life. We strive to give something back to our communities through fundraising, awareness campaigns and other civic contributions that support the common good.

John 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.

Sanctified Blues at Church Under the Bridge

Photos by Peter Kopecek  

John 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.

Austin country music radio station 98.1 KVET raised a record $400,693 during its 10th annual Radiothon for Kids.

The 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 Business Journal

Austin’s homeless warm up on a freezing morning at Church Under the Bridge

Radio 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.

Photos 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

Patron’s 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.

Operation Call Home

For 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

Texas 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.

tibet2A benefit concert in support of Tibet, called Tibet Blues, hosted by students from the University of Bristol.
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 London

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 .

Jagger 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


Nahanni River HikingChris 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

John 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.

John’s 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.

John Peyton joins Marcia Gay Harden to play harmonica LIVE for Leaves of Change in New York City at NASDAQ

World 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


The 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

Photos By Gary Miller

Exchanging 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 GRAY

The 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.


A couple of clowns

Jagger 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 (AFN)

Louisiana State Penitentiary

Jagger Peyton has provided programming for nearly 10 years to prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola , on KLSP FM, as featured on CNN. Angola is the only penitentiary in the U.S. 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 Angola , KLSP is called the "Incarceration Station" and "The Station that Kicks Behind the Bricks." TRIVIA The prison has held many musicians and been 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 there. Angola 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.