Full Name: Scott Francis Crago

Description: Drummer, USA

Known For: An American session drummer.

Instruments: Drums

Music Styles: Blues, Rock, Country Rock

Location: United States of America

Date Born: 26th July 1963
Location Born: United States of America

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Scott F. Crago

An American session drummer.

Scott Francis Crago (born July 26, 1963), twin brother to Jeff Crago, is an American session drummer, songwriter, and producer, most notably recognized for his work with The Eagles as their backup and touring drummer since 1994. He has played for other artists such as Venice, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Bryan Adams, Stevie Nicks, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger and Chris Isaak. Besides drumming, he also writes songs as well as producing them.

Crago said he was not always such a talented drummer. In his youth, he was in a band with Trafton and Gardener Reynolds. Seeing him as less mature as a musician, his bandmates forced to depart because he was not fit enough to be with them. So that was when he had really started to progress as a drummer and a musician. He is actually still friends with Trafton and Gardener to this day. He normally visits and hangs out with Trafton and Gardener when he comes around to Raleigh, NC while on tour. He actually thanks them now because they gave him the motivation he needed to become such a talented musician.

When he was in 10th grade at Greenfield High School, Greenfield MA, The Eagles broke up. He says:

“Yeah – the funny thing is, the Eagles broke up when I was in tenth grade in High school. To think back then when I was a fan that one day I’d be playing with the Eagles, sitting in London doing an interview, co-writing songs, it’s like ‘Yeah, right! I don’t think so!’ But you know, the world is a crazy place, and the music business is even crazier, so you never know what’s going to happen…”

On the Eagles’ Farewell 1 Tour-Live from Melbourne DVD, Glenn Frey introduces Crago as hailing from Greenfield, Massachusetts.

He endorses Drum Workshop Drums (DW), Craviotto Snare Drums, Paiste Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Quikstix Drumstick Holders, and Reebok Apparel.

Scott Crago and Jeff Obermeyer invented a drum muffling device (U.S. Patent # 5,088,376). Drum Workshop manufactures the device, the DW Pro-Cushion, for drummers to place inside their bass drums for a dampened sound.

Other duties

Aside from drumming, Crago is also a very successful songwriter and producer. He has written many songs, one of which was Don Henley’s single “Everything Is Different Now”, which he wrote with Henley and Timothy Drury, the keyboardist in the Eagles’ 1994-95 Hell Freezes Over tour. The song is found on Henley’s 2000 album Inside Job. He also does recording and mixing. Crago also co-wrote “That Made Me Stronger” off Stevie Nicks’ 2001 album “Trouble in Shangri-La.

Crago also and produces songs as well as new artists and bands.

Most notably recognized for his work with The Eagles since 1994.

He has played for other artists such as:
Sheryl Crow
Bonnie Raitt
Bryan Adams
Stevie Nicks
Jackson Browne
Paul Simon
Stevie Wonder
Bob Seger
Chris Isaak