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
Apr
28
Fri
2017
7:00 pm Jefferson City, MO @ Avenue HQ for Sho-Me Music UpClose Concert Series
Jefferson City, MO @ Avenue HQ for Sho-Me Music UpClose Concert Series
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
We are so pleased to be returning to Jefferson City for another double-bill concert with our great friends the Bluegrass Martins! Thanks again to Janice for making this show possible.
Apr
29
Sat
2017
7:00 pm Topeka, KS @ Potwin Presbyterian Church
Topeka, KS @ Potwin Presbyterian Church
Apr 29 @ 7:00 pm
We always truly enjoy playing in and around Topeka and seeing longtime friends of both Special C and the Faris Family Band (Topeka is home base for Rick). Bring the whole family to spend a[...]
Apr
30
Sun
2017
3:00 pm Barnhart, MO @ Oak Tree Concerts
Barnhart, MO @ Oak Tree Concerts
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm
This is a fantastic concert series in a great location. Our first time here and we are looking forward to playing in Dan’s hometown area.
May
5
Fri
2017
all-day Hatteras Village, NC @ Hatterasity Bluegrass Festival, Hatteras Village Civic Center
Hatteras Village, NC @ Hatterasity Bluegrass Festival, Hatteras Village Civic Center
May 5 all-day
We are so glad that this fine festival has been rescheduled after being cancelled due to the hurricane in 2016. We look forward to seeing our North Carolina friends as well as our good bud[...]
May
6
Sat
2017
all-day Hatteras Village, NC @ Hatterasity Bluegrass Festival, Hatteras Village Civic Center
Hatteras Village, NC @ Hatterasity Bluegrass Festival, Hatteras Village Civic Center
May 6 all-day
We are so glad that this fine festival has been rescheduled after being cancelled due to the hurricane in 2016. We look forward to seeing our North Carolina friends as well as our good bud[...]
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