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TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS for Best Bluegrass Album
2012 Scratch Gravel Road & 2018 Rivers And Roads

Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass… Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet…

Rivers And Roads is the 19th Special C recording and features songs about life’s journeys with a tip of the hat to Renaissance Man/musician/songwriter John Hartford. Band members Greg Cahill, Rick Faris, Dan Eubanks and Nick Dumas are joined by special guests Bobby Osborne, Becky Buller and Josh Williams on “She Took The Tennessee River;” Molly Tuttle on “Hurting Sure;” Justin Moses on “Bought And Sold;” the dancing feet of Mark Schatz on the John Hartford song “Way Down The River Road” and John Hartford, 10 String Symphony and producer Alison Brown on “Squirrel Hunters.” 

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Compass Records released our brand new video of She Took The Tennessee River and The Bluegrass Situation was so gracious to premier the video yesterday.

 

Special Consensus, "She Took the Tennessee River"

Veteran bluegrass band Special Consensus are joined by Bobby Osborne, Josh Williams (Josh Williams Band), and Becky Buller (Becky Buller Band) on the brand new video for "She Took the Tennessee River" off of their latest album, Rivers And Roads.

Posted by The Bluegrass Situation on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Latest News

Special C will be playing bluegrass music at the wedding of our good friends Tyler and Nienke in TN on Friday Sep 13 and then returning to the great Mohican Bluegrass Festival in OH on Saturday Sep 14. Another fun weekend ahead for the Special C boys!

Rick has a brand new single released today (Mar 29) that is the title of his forthcoming recording “Breaking In Lonesome” on the Dark Shadow Recording label. Featuring Rick originals with A-team musicians, including Special C members on two tracks. https://mailchi.mp/dc9f7578ad62/rick-faris-new-single-breaking-in-lonesome

Dan has a new independently released project out called “Look What The City’s Done” featuring some Dan originals and great musicians that include current and former Special C members. Available now for download on all the streaming outlets and a disc should be available at our next Station Inn show April 13!

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Winfield, KS – Walnut Valley Fest... @ Winfield Fairgrounds
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We are so pleased to be returning to the fantastic Walnut Valley Festival! – it has been about six years since our last appearance in Winfield and this is one of our all-time favorite festivals. Plenty of picking/jamming and[...]
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all-day Winfield, KS – Walnut Valley Fest... @ Winfield Fairgrounds
Winfield, KS – Walnut Valley Fest... @ Winfield Fairgrounds
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We are so pleased to be returning to the fantastic Walnut Valley Festival! – it has been about six years since our last appearance in Winfield and this is one of our all-time favorite festivals. Plenty of picking/jamming and[...]
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all-day Winfield, KS – Walnut Valley Fest... @ Winfield Fairgrounds
Winfield, KS – Walnut Valley Fest... @ Winfield Fairgrounds
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We are so pleased to be returning to the fantastic Walnut Valley Festival! – it has been about six years since our last appearance in Winfield and this is one of our all-time favorite festivals. Plenty of picking/jamming and[...]
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Raleigh, NC @ Raleigh Convention Center
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Payson, AZ @ Longhorn Auditorium (Payson High School)
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