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TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS for Best Bluegrass Album
2012 Scratch Gravel Road & 2018 Rivers And Roads

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…

Rivers And Roads is the 19th Special C recording and features songs about life’s journeys with a tip of the hat to Renaissance Man/musician/songwriter John Hartford. Band members Greg Cahill, Rick Faris, Dan Eubanks and Nick Dumas are joined by special guests Bobby Osborne, Becky Buller and Josh Williams on “She Took The Tennessee River;” Molly Tuttle on “Hurting Sure;” Justin Moses on “Bought And Sold;” the dancing feet of Mark Schatz on the John Hartford song “Way Down The River Road” and John Hartford, 10 String Symphony and producer Alison Brown on “Squirrel Hunters.” 

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Compass Records released our brand new video of She Took The Tennessee River and The Bluegrass Situation was so gracious to premier the video yesterday.

 

Special Consensus, "She Took the Tennessee River"

Veteran bluegrass band Special Consensus are joined by Bobby Osborne, Josh Williams (Josh Williams Band), and Becky Buller (Becky Buller Band) on the brand new video for "She Took the Tennessee River" off of their latest album, Rivers And Roads.

Posted by The Bluegrass Situation on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Latest News

It’s springtime and festival season has begun! Our May festival appearances include Parkfield (CA) Bluegrass Festival May 9-10,; Bluegrass in the Spring at Calico Ghost Town (San Bernardino, CA) May 11; Silver Dollar City Bluegrass & BBQ Festival (Branson, MO) May 14-15; Gettysburg (PA) Bluegrass Festival May 17; St. Joseph (MI) Today Blues & Bluegrass Festival May 18 (12:30pm); River Raisin Acoustic Music Festival (Monroe, MI) May 18 (10pm); and the John Hartford Memorial Festival (Bean Blossom, IN) May 31. We look forward to seeing many of you at a festival this month!

Rick has a brand new single released today (Mar 29) that is the title of his forthcoming recording “Breaking In Lonesome” on the Dark Shadow Recording label. Featuring Rick originals with A-team musicians, including Special C members on two tracks. https://mailchi.mp/dc9f7578ad62/rick-faris-new-single-breaking-in-lonesome

Dan has a new independently released project out called “Look What The City’s Done” featuring some Dan originals and great musicians that include current and former Special C members. Available now for download on all the streaming outlets and a disc should be available at our next Station Inn show April 13!

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Upcoming Events
May
31
Fri
2019
all-day Morgantown/Bean Blossom, IN @ John Hartford Memorial Festival, Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground
Morgantown/Bean Blossom, IN @ John Hartford Memorial Festival, Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground
May 31 all-day
We are so pleased to be part of this fabulous festival – can’t wait to play our John Hartford songs and to visit with his fans! Special thanks for Randy and Tom and John for[...]
Jun
1
Sat
2019
all-day Yorkville, IL @ 2019 Bluegrass Festival of Northern Illinois, Lyon Farm
Yorkville, IL @ 2019 Bluegrass Festival of Northern Illinois, Lyon Farm
Jun 1 all-day
We always support the Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association and we are looking forward to being part of this annual festival.
Jun
6
Thu
2019
all-day Olivet, MI @ Midwest Banjo Camp, Olivet College Campus
Olivet, MI @ Midwest Banjo Camp, Olivet College Campus
Jun 6 all-day
Although Greg has taught banjo at Midwest Banjo Camp numerous times and Dan taught bass a couple times, this is the first time Rick and Nick will also teach guitar and mandolin, making this the[...]
Jun
5
Wed
2019
7:30 pm Lansing, MI @ Elderly Instruments
Lansing, MI @ Elderly Instruments
Jun 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Banjos Live! with Ken Perlman, Joe Newberry, Greg Cahill and Gina Furtado! A fun, relaxed round-robin sort of banjo picking and story telling presentation by four members of the Midwest Banjo Camp 2019 faculty.
Jun
7
Fri
2019
all-day Olivet, MI @ Midwest Banjo Camp, Olivet College Campus
Olivet, MI @ Midwest Banjo Camp, Olivet College Campus
Jun 7 all-day
Although Greg has taught banjo at Midwest Banjo Camp numerous times and Dan taught bass a couple times, this is the first time Rick and Nick will also teach guitar and mandolin, making this the[...]
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