Tag: Greg Cahill

Long I Ride from Special C

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Special Consensus has a long and storied history in bluegrass music. The Chicago-based outfit, headed by founding banjoist Greg Cahill, has been recording and touring worldwide for 41 years. We spoke recently with Greg about the band, and their new album, Long I Ride, due […]


New look for Special C

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Special Consensus rolled out of their big 40th Anniversary Reunion concert in Chicago over the weekend with some big news for Special C fans. Current guitarist and vocalist, Dustin Benson, will be departing the group after their November 7 show at Nashville’s Station Inn. He […]


Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

Greg Cahill has announced the availability of a book of banjo tab transcriptions that match the most recent Special Consensus album, Country Boy – A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver. The book contains tablature for all of the banjo played on the record, solos and […]


Special C heading back west

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s the final report from Greg Cahill, who has just finished up a tour in Ireland with Special Consensus. We played at a wonderful music festival in Sixmilebridge, Ireland, last Sunday – a festival we play every time we come over here. It features many forms of […]


More from Special C in Ireland

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Here’s another report from Greg Cahill, who is in Ireland with Special Consensus. We are having a great tour – played a show in a castle in Roscrea, Ireland and the huge Winterfest in Sixmilebridge, Ireland. Sean Ryan, who with his wife Aine owns the […]


Special Consensus in Ireland

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

After a nice two-week vacation with family over the holidays, the members of Special Consensus find themselves now in Ireland preparing to start something of a whirlwind tour of the British Isles. Founder and banjo player Greg Cahill tells us that this is a special trip […]


Special C does Australia

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

We heard last week from Greg Cahill, who shared a few words (and photos) about Special Consensus’ recent trip Down Under. Special C made the first band trip to Australia last week to play the MountainGrass festival in Harriettville (about 4 hrs from Melbourne). Our […]


Special Consensus tribute to John Denver

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Compass Records announced earlier today that the next album from Special Consensus would be a star-studded tribute to popular 1970s singer/songwriter John Denver. Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver will feature  the current Speial C, along with guest appearances from Dale Ann Bradley, Jason Carter, Mike […]


Dan Eubanks to Special C

| June 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

Special Consensus has announced a new member: Dan Eubanks has joined the band playing bass. Greg Cahill, Special C’s founder, banjo player and fearless leader shared a few words about their latest hire. “Dan Eubanks is a great musician and a mighty nice person. He […]


Henhouse Prowlers rock the boat at Mountain Song at Sea

| February 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

“Pick Enterprise. We’ll pick you up.” One band found out that the car rental agency was true to its advertising when it found itself in a bind en route to the inaugural Mountain Song at Sea cruise on February 1. Henhouse Prowlers, one of six […]