Press Kit

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 18 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Special C has appeared in concert with many symphony orchestras nationwide and has brought an informative in-school presentation to schools nationally and internationally since 1984. Band leader/banjo player Greg Cahill is the former President/Board Chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the former Board Chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music and a recipient of the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award (in 2011). Other band members include guitar player Rick Faris, bass player Dan Eubanks and mandolin player Nick Dumas. The 2012 band release Scratch Gravel Road (Compass Records) was GRAMMY nominated for Best Bluegrass Album and two songs from the 2014 band release Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver  (Compass Records) won IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year. The tune “Fireball” (featuring special guests Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley and Alison Brown) on the 2016 Compass Records band recording Long I Ride won the 2016 IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year Award.

Booking Contact: Above The Bay Booking – Maria E. Nadauld
marianadauld@pacbell.net  510-828-6961
Band Contact: Greg Cahill  greg@specialc.com   708-422-4335

 Long I Ride EPK


Special C band photo 2015

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The Special Consesnus Tech Sheet

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Upcoming Events
Sep
26
Tue
2017
all-day Raleigh, NC @ IBMA World of Bluegrass Business Conference
Raleigh, NC @ IBMA World of Bluegrass Business Conference
Sep 26 – Sep 27 all-day
The International Bluegrass Music Association hosts the annual World of Bluegrass event in downtown Raleigh, NC. The Business Conference includes many seminars, workshops, showcase performances and general networking and the weekend festival is a fundraiser[...]
Sep
28
Thu
2017
5:00 pm Petaluma, CA @ Walker Creek Music Camp, Walker Creek Ranch
Petaluma, CA @ Walker Creek Music Camp, Walker Creek Ranch
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 1 @ 3:00 pm
We are excited about coming as a band to this fantastic music camp. We will be offering instrumental and elective classes and performing in concert several times throughout the week. We thank Ingrid for having[...]
Oct
6
Fri
2017
all-day Glen Rose, TX @ Paluxy River Bluegrass Festival, Oakdale Park
Glen Rose, TX @ Paluxy River Bluegrass Festival, Oakdale Park
Oct 6 all-day
We had a great time at this festival in 2013 and look forward to coming back to see all of our Texas friends from the region. Always a good stage show and plenty of jam[...]
Oct
7
Sat
2017
all-day Glen Rose, TX @ Paluxy River Bluegrass Festival, Oakdale Park
Glen Rose, TX @ Paluxy River Bluegrass Festival, Oakdale Park
Oct 7 all-day
We had a great time at this festival in 2013 and look forward to coming back to see all of our Texas friends from the region. Always a good stage show and plenty of jam[...]
Oct
20
Fri
2017
8:00 pm Johnson City, TN @ The Down Home
Johnson City, TN @ The Down Home
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Always a good time at The Down Home and we look forward to seeing our Johnson City and Knoxville friends!
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