O Brother, that's good bluegrass
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GRAMMY NOMINATED | Best Bluegrass Album - 2012 Scratch Gravel Road

Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass… Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet…
A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker

COUNTRY BOY: A BLUEGRASS TRIBUTE TO JOHN DENVER is the 17th Special C recording. In addition to featuring the wonderful songs of John Denver, band members Greg Cahill, Rick Faris, Dustin Benson and Dan Eubanks were joined by numerous bluegrass luminaries that include Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Carter, Michael Cleveland, John Cowan, Rob Ickes, Jim Lauderdale, Claire Lynch, Peter Rowan, Buddy Spicher, Rhonda Vincent and Alison Brown. “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” performed as an instrumental with the twin fiddles of Buddy Spicher and Michael Cleveland and the twin banjo of Alison Brown, received the 2014 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year Award. “Wild Montana Skies,” performed with guest vocalist Claire Lynch and dobro player Rob Ickes, received the 2014 IBMA Recorded Event of the Year Award.

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We are returning to the 108 Cabin Fever Workshops at the Hills Health & Guest Ranch in BC, Canada next week. There are still openings in all classes (instrument and vocal) so come join us if you want to spend a few days immersed in bluegrass music: www.108cabinfever.com.


Greg Cahill and Russell Sawler have released a book of banjo tablature for all the banjo solos and backup on the Special C Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver Compass Records release. See the News page for details.


We are looking forward to being at the Wilmington Winter Bluegrass Festival on Saturday – a great band lineup and plenty of workshops and picking all around!


We had a great time at our shows at The Down Home in Johnson City on March 6 and at the “World Famous” Station Inn in Nashville (which sold out) on March 7. Our friend Juli Thanki wrote a fantastic article on the band that appeared on the cover page of the The Tennessean Entertainment section on Friday:  http://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2015/03/06/special-consensus-celebrates-years-play-station-inn/24380303/.


We have recently downsized to a Sprinter van and are selling our mini-bus Snowball; it has been a “good ride” for many years. Photos and details are posted on our Facebook page.


Upcoming Events
Apr
10
Fri
2015
all-day Greer, SC @ Albino Skunk Music Fest
Greer, SC @ Albino Skunk Music Fest
Apr 10 all-day
We have never played at this cool festival – we always enjoy our shows in SC and hope to see our friends from the region at the fest – we have not played in SC for over[...]
Apr
11
Sat
2015
7:30 pm Nashville, IN @ Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center
Nashville, IN @ Brown County Playhouse Performing Arts Center
Apr 11 @ 7:30 pm
This will be our first time at this excellent venue in this quaint historic town. We hope to see many of our friends who see us annually up the road at the Bill Monroe Bean[...]
Apr
17
Fri
2015
all-day Durango, CO @ Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Strater Hotel
Durango, CO @ Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Strater Hotel
Apr 17 all-day
It has been more than a few years since we last appeared at this fantastic festival and we are very much looking forward to our return this year. Plenty of stage shows, workshops and jam[...]
Apr
18
Sat
2015
all-day Durango, CO @ Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Strater Hotel
Durango, CO @ Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Strater Hotel
Apr 18 all-day
It has been more than a few years since we last appeared at this fantastic festival and we are very much looking forward to our return this year. Plenty of stage shows, workshops and jam[...]

Song Demos

 35th Anniversary Concert Finale


Blue Skies

 Stay in My Arms


Wild Montana Skies