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                      SPECIAL CONSENSUS – GRAMMY Nominated 2019
The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. The band is led by Greg Cahill, banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and includes Rick Faris (guitar), Dan Eubanks (bass) and Nick Dumas (mandolin). Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists who follow their creative desires without straying too far from their bluegrass roots. The 19th band recording, Rivers and Roads (Compass Records, 2018), was nominated for the 2018 Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY award and received 2018 IBMA awards for Album of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year (for the tune “Squirrel Hunters”). 

Booking Contact: 
Above The Bay Booking – Maria E. Nadauld  510-828-6961
Band Contact: Greg Cahill   708-606-1554

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Special C band photo 2015

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Upcoming Events
8:00 pm Winter Park, FL @ Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts
Winter Park, FL @ Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts
Mar 23 @ 8:00 pm
This will be our first appearance at this very cool venue that features a wide variety of music, especially jazz. We are one of only two or three bluegrass bands booked here and we would[...]
8:00 pm Chicago, IL @ Beverly Arts Center
Chicago, IL @ Beverly Arts Center
Apr 6 @ 8:00 pm
We look forward to this return visit to this beautiful venue and Greg is very pleased to be playing less than 30 minutes from his home in Oak Lawn!  It has been years since our[...]
6:00 pm Rockville, MD @ DC Bluegrass Union, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
Rockville, MD @ DC Bluegrass Union, Saint Mark Presbyterian Church
Apr 7 @ 6:00 pm
We are honored to have been asked to perform a concert to conclude the day of the Mid-Atlantic Bluegrass Band Competition. We strongly encourage bands to enter this grand competition (it has helped winners find[...]
9:00 pm Nashville, TN @ The Station Inn
Nashville, TN @ The Station Inn
Apr 13 @ 9:00 pm
We always have a great time at the “World Famous Station Inn”! One of our very favorite places to play – and one never knows who might drop in to sing a song or play[...]
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