• Having a Coffee with … Greg Cahill

    This is fun series in which we ask bluegrass music personalities, some famous, some not so famous, about some of their interests as well as about the music that they love.   Greg Cahill is the lynch-pin for Special Consensus, having

  • Long I Ride from Special C

    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,

  • New look for Special C

    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

  • Country Boy banjo tabs from Greg Cahill

    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

  • Special C heading back west

    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

  • More from Special C in Ireland

    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

  • Special Consensus in Ireland

    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

  • Special C does Australia

    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

  • Special Consensus tribute to John Denver

    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

  • Dan Eubanks to Special C

    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