Photographer, writer and musician Todd Jagger is a native Austinite now living in Fort Davis, Texas. His work has been published by National Geographic Books and has appeared in Texas Monthly, Texas Highways, as well as Richard Bangs’s Whitewater Adventure (Thunder Bay, 1990) and Richard Fisher’s National Parks of Northern Mexico (Sunracer Publications, 1994). His photographs have been exhibited at at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute of Texan Cultures; the Museum of New Mexico; the Museo del Arte in Juárez, Chihuahua; the Mexican Cultural Institute in Washington, D.C.; and the Adair Margo Gallery in El Paso, Texas; and are in the permanent collections of the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Texas at Austin; the El Camino Real National Heritage Center in Socorro, New Mexico; and the Hoteles Camino Real; as well as in many private collections.
As a musician, Jagger was a winner of the Austin Music Award with the Austin Lounge Lizards and he has recorded two Top 20 roots albums with the Border Blasters. He has performed at the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Strawberry Festival in California, and the Austin Old Settlers Festival, has toured Russia on a cultural performance tour, and has appeared on National Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage.” He hosted the program, “KRTS Border Blast Review” for four years on KRTS, Marfa Public Radio. Jagger conceived of and was music producer for the short-lived but critically acclaimed “Harvest Moon & Tunes Festival” in Fort Davis, TX, bringing an impressive roster of musicians to perform in the small West Texas town including The Dixie Chicks (twice), Johnny Gimble’s Texas Playboy Reunion (featuring all the living Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys at the time), Guy Clark, Peter Rowan, Brave Combo (twice), Santiago Jimenez Jr., Don Walser, Asleep at the Wheel, CJ Chenier and The Red Hot Louisana Band, and more.
In 1995 Jagger brought the Internet to the Big Bend by founding The Overland Network, the first Internet services company in the Big Bend/Davis Mountains area. He served on the Board of the Texas ISP Association and later was President of the non-profit Fort Davis Community Network. When he’s not playing music or making pictures he continues to do some tech wrangling for artists, writers, musicians and non-profit entities.