If there is a strange request that a concert promoter can make of a musician, it's a safe bet that Scott McCaughey has heard it. He co-founded the Young Fresh Fellows in 1983 and played with R.E.M. for close to twenty years. Lately, he's been on tour with the Baseball Project, an '80s-college-rock supergroup that also features Peter Buck and Mike Mills of R.E.M., Steve Wynn of the Dream Syndicate, and Linda Pitmon. So McCaughey has played thousands of shows, but when he was asked to swap out his hat before the Baseball Project played at Coors Field
last month, that was a first.
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