Press Kit

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, 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 19 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. 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 Compass Records band release Scratch Gravel Road was GRAMMY nominated for Best Bluegrass Album and two songs from the 2014 Compass Records band release Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver received IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year. The 2016 Compass Records band recording Long I Ride received the IBMA Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year award and the 2018 Compass Records band release Rivers And Roads garnered two more IBMA awards for Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year and Album of the Year.

 

Booking Contact: Above The Bay Booking – Maria E. Nadauld
marianadauld@pacbell.net  510-828-6961
Band Contact: Greg Cahill  greg@specialc.com   708-606-1554

 Long I Ride EPK


Special C band photo 2015

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The Special Consesnus Tech Sheet

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Upcoming Events
Nov
17
Sat
2018
7:30 pm Frankfort, IL @ Down Home Guitars
Frankfort, IL @ Down Home Guitars
Nov 17 @ 7:30 pm
This is one of our very favorite venues to play and it has become a tradition that we schedule an annual concert here the Saturday before Thanksgiving – and this will be our 10th annual[...]
Nov
23
Fri
2018
all-day Dade City, FL @ Sertoma Youth Ranch, Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival
Dade City, FL @ Sertoma Youth Ranch, Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival
Nov 23 all-day
This is a fabulous festival and we thank Mitch Lind for having us. Come celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with us here!
Nov
24
Sat
2018
all-day Dade City, FL @ Sertoma Youth Ranch, Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival
Dade City, FL @ Sertoma Youth Ranch, Thanksgiving Bluegrass Festival
Nov 24 all-day
This is a fabulous festival and we thank Mitch Lind for having us. Come celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday weekend with us here!
Nov
25
Sun
2018
7:00 pm Titusville, FL @ JT'S Bluegrass, Faith City Church
Titusville, FL @ JT'S Bluegrass, Faith City Church
Nov 25 @ 7:00 pm
We have worked with JT in years past and are happy to be back with him for his first-ever Sunday concert. We hope to see many of our FL friends at the show! Make reservations[...]
Dec
1
Sat
2018
7:30 pm Evanston, IL @ The Pig & Weasel
Evanston, IL @ The Pig & Weasel
Dec 1 @ 7:30 pm
This is a “Special C Alums” concert featuring Greg with Don Stiernberg (mandolin), Chris Walz (guitar) and Marc Edelstein (bass). Marc and Greg are Special C co-founders, Don and Greg have played and recorded together[...]
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