Scott McCaughey, 2011
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass, Keyboards|
The Young Fresh Fellows
The Minus 5
In June 2003 Scott recorded a song with Moween (Peter Schoemaker/Bram van den Berg) at the IDQ studio in Utrecht, called "Move on". To be found on http://www.moween.eu. In 2008, McCaughey formed the side band The Baseball Project with Buck, Steve Wynn and Linda Pitmon. Their first album, Volume 1: Frozen Ropes and Dying Quails, celebrates many aspects of baseball culture, and includes a song in tribute to Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Harvey Haddix.
From 1994 through 2011, he worked with R.E.M.]both on stage and in the studio. While originally brought on as a second guitarist for the |Monster tour, McCaughey remained with R.E.M. in various capacities until the band's dissolution. He contributed to the studio albums New Adventures in Hi-Fi, Up, Reveal, Around the Sun, Accelerate and Collapse into Now. Additionally, he has received credits for his work on the live albums R.E.M. Live and Live at The Olympia album as well as their 2003 greatest hits collection, |In Time. When working with R.E.M., McCaughey played guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and sang backing vocals.
McCaughey suffered a stroke on November 16, 2017. Two benefit concerts were held in January, 2018, to raise money for McCaughey's medical bills. Artists included Peter Buck, Mike Mills, Alejandro Escovedo, M Ward, James Mercer, Corin Tucker, and Patterson Hood. McCaughey recovered substantially from his stroke in 2018 and began playing a series of well received shows at venues in Portland, OR where he lives.