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Doug Sahm Musicians' Health Clinic


SIMS Foundation

Member, Musicians Assistance Program

SIMS Foundation


Musician's Health Network


Master's degree

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FMC | Policy Summit 2003

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Peyton WimmerDirector, Doug Sahm Musicians' Health ClinicPeyton served 6 years as Director of The SIMS Foundation in Austin Tx, providing mental health services to the Austin Music Community.While at SIMS Peyton designed and implemented an strategic alliance model of mental health service.Peyton is now working to provide medical care for that same community through the Doug Sahm Musicians' Health Clinic.Peyton also sits on the Roger Kynard Erickson Trust.Roky Erickson has influenced generations of musicians.However, illness left Roky vulnerable to unscrupulous managers and record label executives who often took advantage of his condition, leaving Roky to live in poverty while others profit from his music.

Peyton WimmerDirector, Doug Sahm Musicians' Health Clinic

Albertson School of Music

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Peyton WimmerPeyton Wimmer has a true passion for music, musicians, and children.Peyton teaches guitar and bass guitar and has a Master's degree in education.He has worked with children for many years, specializing in working with children with learning disabilities or other educational hurdles.Peyton builds a wonderful rapport and receives great satisfaction when the student "gets it."Peyton writes and performs music and is the founder of the Musician's Health Network, which helps musicians, who often are not well paid and don't have insurance, to get the health care they need.In addition, Peyton holds two patents and has successfully run with the bulls in Spain.

Former Austin mayor Lee Cooke, SIMS ...

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Former Austin mayor Lee Cooke, SIMS Foundation founding director Peyton Wimmer and former Steamboat owner Danny Crooks revealed the full lineup for "Twang Dang Doodle" concerts Oct. 11 at Threadgill's, Antone's and Cedar Street Courtyard.

The group, and the press conference, was headed by Cooke, Crooks and Wimmer.
Wimmer objected to what he called the homogenization of KUT's airways. "This is happening to public radio all over the country," he said. "They say that they are making these changes because of numbers, but the overall package is what we look at with KUT.
"We don't need to import music," he added.

HM Magazine

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A unifying call of, "We need to think of ‘them' as ‘us,'" went up by Peyton Wimmer, the director of SIMS Foundation, who helps in the area of mental health (www.simsfoundation.org).Two other good organizations represented were Musicare, Rock A Mole (www.rockamole.com), and the Future of Music Coalition (www.futureofmusic.org).This is the type of work Christians shouldn't have to be asked to be involved in.Perhaps this could act as a good call to start meeting the needs of those around you - irregardless of whether you get to vocalize that it's done in "the Name of Jesus."


statesman.com | SXSW

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In accepting the award for the best radio station, KGSR (FM 107.1) staffers gave out a prize of their own: They presented Peyton Wimmer of the SIMS Foundation musicians assistance program with a check for $217,592.The donation, the proceeds of KGSR's "Broadcasts" CD, took the communal mood even higher.

After the official showcases started at 8 p.m., the streets began filling with clubhoppers, the swirling wind whipping their badges around to their backs.A blues guitar solo filtered out the front door of Antone's as if to signal that the party had begun, at least within those four walls.Like so many live music clubs in Austin, Antone's has fallen on rough financial times.But this week the registers will ring out like those of toy stores in December.

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