Tag: Special Consensus

Welcome Elijah Benson!

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Special C heading back west

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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More from Special C in Ireland

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Special C learns about beer

| January 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Special Consensus in Ireland

| January 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Special C does Australia

| November 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Special C talks about Country Boy

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Compass Records has created a nice introduction to the upcoming Special Consensus album, Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver, due later this month. It’s a video shot in their Nashville studio that mixes music performance clips with band interviews about the record, and getting […]

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Take Me Home Country Roads, new WV state song

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
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A resolution to make John Denver’s Take Me Home Country Roads an official state song comes before the West Virginia legislature today. It is already the official song of West Virginia University, and today’s resolution is expected to pass. To celebrate, Compass Records and Special […]

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Special Consensus tribute to John Denver

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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