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Special Consensus preps for 35th anniversary

Friday, December 18, 2009 – 2010 marks the 35th Anniversary for Greg Cahill's Special Consensus bluegrass band. The group is in the studio recording six new tracks featuring two new members, Rick Faris and Ryan Roberts.

The rest of the album will be comprised of songs recorded throughout their 35-year history. The album will be released in the second quarter of 2010.

The 35th Celebration will culminate with a special concert at the Old Town School Of Folk Music in Chicago on Oct. 23 2010. Special Consensus alumni will attend and perform.

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Chicago Barn Dance CD review - Chicago Barn Dance
We've come to expect quality from Special Consensus. Grammy nominees and frequent IBMA award nominees and winners, Special C has ascended to the top of their bluegrass world. In their 45th year, banjoist Greg Cahill has shepherded the group to increasingly impressive levels. "Chicago Barn Dance" is no exception. A concept album, "Chicago Barn Dance" celebrates not only Special C's sapphire anniversary, but also Cahill's hometown's connections to roots music. »»»
Long I Ride CD review - Long I Ride
Scratch Gravel Road CD review - Scratch Gravel Road
Nearly four decades after forming Chicago-based Special Consensus in 1975, banjo player Greg Cahill and his outfit continue to build on a reputation for solid, dependable traditional bluegrass through a catalog of 16 recordings. A lot of superb musicians have passed through the band over the years - Cahill is the sole remaining original member - and two of them (Chris Jones and Josh Williams) return for guest appearances on "Scratch Gravel Road." Compass chief Alison Brown (who also »»»
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Concert Review: The Lil Smokies provide the perfect antidote – On a night when the world to be falling further apart thanks to coronavirus (this would be the night the NBA postponed the season), there stood The Lil Smokies to at least in some small measure save the day. The quintet is part of a generation of musicians with bluegrass as the basis, but not totally the sum of the music either.... »»»
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