Tag: Special Consensus

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 […]


Dustin Benson exits Special C

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dustin Benson, guitarist/vocalist with Special Consensus, has announced that he will be leaving the group after November 7. The Alabama native has spent the past four and a half years touring with Special C, during which time he visited Europe three times, and Australia once. Dustin’s been […]


Photos from Parade of Stars 2015

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

The 19th annual Parade of Stars was presented by the city of Auburn Hills, Michigan on Saturday, September 12. The show was kicked off by Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos. The Grascals were next up. Greg Cahill brought Special Consensus to Auburn Hills for […]


Bean Blossom 2015 – Day 6

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Daniel Mullins will be reporting from the 2015 Bean Blossom Festival all week, as Internet service in the campground allows. Check back each day for his reports and photos. The remainder of his reports will be after the fact. The sixth day of the 49th Annual Bill […]


Welcome Elijah Benson!

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Another bluegrass baby! Dustin and Emmy Lou Benson are celebrating the birth of their second child, Elijah Scott. He made his appearance yesterday (3/10) at 9:14 a.m. (CDT), weighing in at 7 lbs 11 oz, and stretching to 21.5” long. Dustin is the guitarist and vocalist […]


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 C learns about beer

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

So what is the first thing a bunch of bluegrass boys do when they land in Ireland? Here’s Special Concensus’ Greg Cahill to explain. We left the USA one week ago today and have now played in Clonmel, Headford, Portarlington, Dublin and playing tonight in […]


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 […]