Peter Reports: Scott McCaughey Elected to OR Music Hall of Fame

Exciting news from Portland: Scott McCaughey has been elected to the Oregon Music Hall of Fame! I was happy to come out and support on this big day. The actual ceremony will be on October eighth in Oregon, where all the inductees will perform. Scott and I are pictured after the announcement ceremony outside the … Continued

Peter & Kevn Kinney (& Friends) in Seattle and Portland This Week

Peter has four shows coming up this week with his good friend and longtime collaborator Kevn Kinney of Atlanta’s Drivin ‘N Cryin. The first show is at Madame Lou’s in Seattle on July 13 followed by three nights at Al’s Den in Portland. Special guests are lined up for each night.  Tickets: SEATTLE PORTLAND

A Night of Georgia Music Airs on GPB Tonight!

Tune in tonight for the premiere of a “A Night of Georgia Music” with Chuck Leavell, Robert McDuffie, and Mike Mills (July 4th) on Georgia Public Broadcasting (7PM). The film showcases iconic Peach State songs from such musical luminaries as Otis Redding, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers Band, R.E.M., Outkast, the B-52s, & Brook Benton … Continued

Peter & Scott McCaughey Back Lonnie Holley in Portland (video clip)

Click below to watch video footage of Peter and Scott accompanying Lonnie Holley during his set at Portland’s Hollywood Theater earlier this week.   Watch Video   Peter said, “Monday night, Scott and I, plus some new musical friends, backed up famous artist and singer, Lonnie Holley. We improvised, he preached. It was an intense … Continued

Peter & Scott Check in From Portland

Peter and Scott were honored to perform in a sold out concert at Hollywood Theater in Portland with Lonnie Holley.   Peter said, “Monday night Scott and I, plus some new musical friends backed up famous artist and singer Lonnie Holley. We improvised, he preached. It was an intense and beautiful evening. I hope this … Continued

Michael Recommends New Wild Arrows Album

“Our pal Mike Law just released his new record, and we love it!!!” – michael WILD ARROWS is the musical project of NYC artist Mike Law, and he’s just released a new record called “Loving the Void.” Check it out on all platforms including Spotify, Apple Music & Bandcamp    

“A Night of Georgia Music” Concert Film to Premiere on GPB July 4th

Relive the rich history of Georgia music like never before in A Night of Georgia Music, a concert film showcasing iconic Peach State songs from Otis Redding, Ray Charles, the Allman Brothers Band, R.E.M., Outkast, the B-52s, & Brook Benton. A Night of Georgia Music, airing on GPB July 4th at 7PM, features dynamic new … Continued

Peter Joins Eyelids Onstage for Two R.E.M. Classics in Portland

This past Friday, Peter and Portland’s Eyelids treated the crowd gathered at Mississippi Studios in Portland to rousing versions of “Radio Free Europe” and “Gardening At Night.” Chris from Eyelids shared this: “Having Peter on stage blew everyone’s minds since we didn’t tell them he was going to play those songs with us. ‘Radio Free … Continued

Amnesty International’s “Instant Karma” LP Turns 15

15 years ago today, Amnesty International released Instant Karma: The Campaign to Save Darfur featuring 23 covers of John Lennon songs by various artists (U2, Green Day, Snow Patrol, The Flaming Lips, et al.) including R.E.M.’s version of “#9 Dream” from Lennon’s 1974 LP, Walls and Bridges.   The album and individual tracks are still … Continued

Baseball Project Studio Update

The Baseball Project (Peter, Mike, Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, and Steve Wynn) have posted the following report about their recording session in Kernersville, NC at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium Studios: “It’s a wrap! 15 shiny new baseball songs in the can. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry…and you’ll tell us who to write about next! 🤘🏼⚾️🎸” Stay tuned … Continued

Listen to Michael’s Interview with Bullseye

Visit the link below to listen to Michael’s interview with Bullseye’s Jesse Thorn as they discuss subjects ranging from Michael’s new music, punk rock’s influence, and a later R.E.M. song that’s among the songs Michael’s most proud of writing… (hint: it’s on Accelerate).

Baseball Project Back to Work

Peter and Mike have joined Scott McCaughey, Linda Pitmon, and Steve Wynn at Fidelitorium Recording studio in Kernersville, North Carolina where they’ve begun work on the next LP for The Baseball Project. The quintet is working with famed producer, Mitch Easter. Stay tuned for more updates and photos from the studio.

Mike Receives Honorary Doctorate from Mercer University

Earlier this week, on Monday, May 16th, Mike was presented with an honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree from Mercer University in Macon, GA (Mike’s hometown) at the university’s commencement ceremony. The degree was presented to Mike by President William Underwood after Mike and his good friend, Macon native, Bobby McDuffie, performed “Losing My Religion” for … Continued