Justin "Peg" Touchette is an up and coming singer/songwriter & musician that grew up in the Midwest, living in Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, and Texas. Starting in 6th grade, and until he graduated high school, Justin played trumpet in concert band and tuba in the marching band. He also joined choir, including Madrigals and show choir. He earned two superior Division 1 gold medals for Solo Vocals. The first at Ball High School in Galveston, Texas and the second at O’Fallon Township High School in O’Fallon, Illinois.
After High School, Justin joined the military serving in both the Air Force and Army for a total of 12 years with deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan. During his time in the military, he learned how to play the drums, and played in various bands to include a church band in Afghanistan. In 2011, Justin was forced to medically retire from the Military due to injuries obtained from his Military service, which eventually led to amputation of his right foot in 2016. That's how the nickname "Peg" came about!
Coping with the loss of his career and his leg, Justin battled with PTSD and depression, which eventually led to him attempting to take his own life not once, but twice.
It wasn't until he picked up a guitar in 2018, that Justin found that purpose and peace he’d been looking so hard for. Since 2018, "Peg" has penned over 50 orignal songs that are craftly written with much intent to feel the exact pain he experienced. He has also been apart of many co-writes with incredible songwriters from all over! In 2021 Justin was invited to become the newest songwriter of the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. These Days, you can find "Peg" telling his story thru lyrics and melody anywhere from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida and more.
Justin is currently in the studio recording his latest EP, and will be announcing a release date later this year.