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  510-828-6961
Band Contact: Greg Cahill   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
8:00 pm Harrisonburg, VA @ Court Square Theater
Harrisonburg, VA @ Court Square Theater
Oct 27 @ 8:00 pm
We look forward to playing in this great music venue again – we had a fantastic time when we were there in 2016!
7:00 pm Culpeper, VA @ American Legion Post 330
Culpeper, VA @ American Legion Post 330
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm
Our great friend Johnny Wilson and his fellow American Legion members made the arrangements to host this concert and we are looking forward to seeing all of our friends from the area. Tickets can be[...]
7:00 pm Tolleson, AZ @ Barbara's Place
Tolleson, AZ @ Barbara's Place
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm
We are delighted to have the opportunity to play a concert at Rick’s Aunt Barbara’s Place – we don’t get to Arizona very often. The venue can seat up to 100 people and we look[...]
all-day Phoenix, AZ @ Porter Wood Barn Bluegrass Festival
Phoenix, AZ @ Porter Wood Barn Bluegrass Festival
Nov 4 all-day
This will actually be the second annul festival and we are really looking forward to being here. Thomas is a great musician and there will be plenty of good picking as well as mighty fine[...]
7:00 pm Albuquerque, NM @ Covenant Presbyterian Church
Albuquerque, NM @ Covenant Presbyterian Church
Nov 5 @ 7:00 pm
We always thoroughly enjoy our shows with our good friends of the Southwest Traditional and Bluegrass Music Association (Southwest Pickers). This church is a mighty fine venue for acoustic music and we look forward to[...]
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