Folklife People: The Peyton Brothers

273997
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
The Peyton Brothers, originally of Jacksonville, attended the Florida Folk Festival as spectators for many years before they became perennial favorites of its stage. Their familiarity with the traditions and history of the annual gathering made them instant favorites, as much for their music as for their ability to interweave remembrances of early festival events into their performances. In 1981, The Peyton Brothers disbanded for several years as various opportunities sent them to different corners of the United States. However, it wasn't long after they found themselves residents of Florida again that they were enthusiastically received by the folk festival audience once more.
Type
interactive resource
: The Peyton Brothers

The Peyton Brothers performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

237077
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Milner served as emcee. The Peytons were: Dan Peyton(guitar); Lee Peyton (guitar/mandolin); Mike Peyton (banjo); and John peyton (bass).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T91-22
The Peyton Brothers

The Peyton Brothers performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

237306
Date
1990-05-26
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Fitchen served as emcee. The band consisted of Dan Peyton (guitar); Mike Peyton (banjo); Lee Peyton (mandolin); and John Peyton (bass).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T90-124
The Peyton Brothers

The Peyton Brothers performance at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival Main Stage

296626
Date
1977-09-05
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel-to-reel recording. Thelma Boltin serves as emcee. J. Peyton (bass, vocals), D. Peyton (guitar, vocals), L. Peyton (mandolin, vocals), and M. Peyton (banjo, vocals) were from Jacksonville, Fla.
Type
sound
Item ID
T77-298f
Peyton Brothers, The

The Peyton Brothers performance at the 2007 Florida Folk Festival Amphitheater

296213
Date
2007-11-10
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Wayne Martin serves as emcee. J. Peyton (bass, vocals), D. Peyton (guitar, vocals), L. Peyton (mandolin, harmonica, vocals), and M. Peyton (guitar, banjo, vocals) were from Jacksonville, Fla.
Type
Sound
Item ID
CD07-10
The Peyton Brothers

Peyton Brothers performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

237333
Date
1990-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Walker served as emcee. The group consisted of Lee Peyton (mandolin); John Peyton (bass); and Michael Peyton (guitar).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T90-143
Item ID
T90-144
Peyton Brothers

The Peyton Brothers performing bluegrass music at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival (Main stage)

237090
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
Two reel to reel recordings. Fitchen served as emcee. The Peytons were: Dan Peyton(guitar); Lee Peyton (guitar/mandolin); Mike Peyton (banjo); and John Peyton (bass).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T91-34
Item ID
T91-35
The Peyton Brothers

The Peyton Brothers performing at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109633
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3688
Folklife Collection.

Peyton Brothers band performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

123629
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS92493
Folklife Collection.

Peyton Brothers band performing at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

123630
Date
1991
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FS92495
Folklife Collection.

The Peyton Brothers performing at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

109634
Date
1978
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA3689
Peyton Brothers (Musical

Saturday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 8)

238780
Date
1983-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-179
(Peyton Brothers)

Saturday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

238775
Date
1983-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-174
(Peyton Brothers)

Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 16)

240164
Date
1999-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-57
Peyton Brothers

Sunday performances at the 1999 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 17)

240165
Date
1999-05-30
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One audio cassette tape.
Type
Sound
Item ID
C99-58
Peyton Brothers

Saturday performances at the 1983 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

238776
Date
1983-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recordings. Boltin served as emcee.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-175
Dammit (Peyton Brothers)

Monday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

238949
Date
1981-05-23
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Lazonby's performance continued from T81-63. Brewer was from Brooksville. The Peyton Brothers were from Jacksonville.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-64
Peyton Brothers

Monday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

238950
Date
1981-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Peyton brothers were from Jacksonville. Gamble Rogers, of St. Augustine, gave the last performance of the 1981 Florida Folk Festival.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-65
. The Peyton brothers were from

Sunday evening performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 3)

239069
Date
1978-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Peyton Brothers (John Dan, Mike, and Lee) were from Jacksonville. The Makley family (Elroyce, Batina, and Ruthanne) were also from Jacksonville. Dixon played cowboy songs.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-26
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Monday performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 5)

239078
Date
1978-05-29
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Slavin played the autoharp and the hammer dulcimer. The Balkan Folk Singers were an a capella group from Gainesville (Deborah Harding, Joyce Dewsbury, Pat Dreyer). The Peyton Brothers, of Jacksonville, played bluegrass music.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-35
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 11)

238945
Date
1981-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Peyton Brothers' performance began on T81-59. Rogers, of St. Augustine, was the final performance for Sunday.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-60
(Peyton Brothers)

Friday evening performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage)

238645
Date
1979-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Battle was from Tampa. This was his fourth Festival. From St. Petersburg, Bill played guitar, and Charla played banjo and dulcimer. Guitarist-singer-storyteller Rogers was from St. Augustine. From Jacksonville, the Peyton Brothers consisted of John, Dan, Mike, and Lee. At the time, they had their own television show on Channel 12 in Jacksonville (Saturdays, 6:30pm).
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-93
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

The Peyton Brothers performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110830
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5005
Peyton Brothers (Musical

The Peyton Brothers performing at the 1990 Florida Folk Festival - White Springs, Florida

110831
Date
1990
Collection
Florida Photographic Collection
Image Number
FA5006
Peyton Brothers (Musical

Sunday performances at the 1979 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 7)

238659
Date
1979-05-27
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The first part of the Peyton Brothers' set can be found on T83-106. From St. Petersburg, the Green Grass Revival consisted of: Pete Gallagher, Sandy Jemison, Rick Abrams, and Elan Lu Cahlford. The Back Porch Boys were from Jensen Beach. The New Sand Mountain Wildcats closed out the Sunday performances. The rest of the reel consists of Monday performances (described in a separate database entry.)
Type
Sound
Item ID
T83-107
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/collections/folklife

Sunday evening performances at the 1978 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 4)

239070
Date
1978-05-28
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. The Peyton Brothers (John Dan, Mike, and Lee) were from Jacksonville, and played for the Southern Appalachian Cloggers. At the time Evelyn lived in Petersburg, New York. Popular on the folk circuit in the 1960s, she performed with late husband Bob (and later daughter Martha)as the popular folk act, the Beers Family. They were sent in 1968 by the U.S. Dept. of State on a tour on India, and once played for the White House in 1969. In 1966, they also began the popular Fox Hollow Festival in upstate New York. In 1972, Bob Beers died in a car crash. Crider and Bittner, from Windsor, played environmental songs. Their set is continued on T80-28.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T80-27
http://fpc.dos.state.fl.us/memory/Collections/folklife

Sunday performances at the 1981 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Reel 10)

238944
Date
1981-05-24
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One reel to reel recording. Boltin served as emcee. Jackson and Gavin were boat drivers at Wakulla Springs. Boat tours have been given at the springs on since the late 1800s. Many of the 1980s drivers were descendents of those early drivers, and provide some of the same folk tales. The springs was developed as a tourist attraction in the 1930s (and became a Florida state park in 1987.) Images of the drivers can be found in S 1577, v. 7. The start of the New Sand Mountain Wildcats performance can be found on T81-58. The Peyton Brothers continued on T81-60.
Type
Sound
Item ID
T81-59
(Peyton Brothers)

Music performances at the 1991 Florida Folk Festival

236516
Date
1991-05-25
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Description
One proof sheets with 36 black and white images (plus negatives).
Type
Still Image
Peyton Brothers

Sunday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Main Stage) (Tape 6)

240507
Date
05/30/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-18
(Peyton Brothers)

Sunday performances at the 1993 Florida Folk Festival (Old Marble Stage) (Tape 2)

240517
Date
05/30/1993
Collection
Florida Folklife Collection
Type
Sound
Item ID
D93-28
Blues (Peyton Brothers)

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