Tag: Special Consensus

Long I Ride from Special C

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Palatka Bluegrass Festival – February 2016

| February 19, 2016 | 0 Comments
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The 12th February Palatka Bluegrass festival opened Thursday at the Rodeheaver Boys Ranch. Florida band Penny Creek opened the show. Greg Cahill brought Special Consensus to the stage. Special C is in its 41st year of touring and always brings top notch music to a show. Feller […]

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New look for Special C

| October 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Dustin Benson exits Special C

| September 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Photos from Parade of Stars 2015

| September 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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Bean Blossom 2015 – Day 6

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
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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 […]

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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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