• Special C in the British Isles

    Here's another report from Greg Cahill on Special C's ongoing tour of Ireland and the UK. We are having a wonderful time over here - as always. Last Thursday we played in a historic town called Limavady and then drove through

  • Special C at Stonehenge

    Special C is in the middle of their British tour, and we just got a note from Greg Cahill - and a cool photo of the band posing at a prominent English landmark. "We left the USA last Wednesday and arrived

  • No Part of Nothin’ – Alan Tompkins

    “No part of nothin’,” Bill Monroe’s famous phrase describing music unworthy of praise just so happens to be the seemingly unusual choice for the title of the new release this month from Alan Tompkins, the president and founder of the

  • IBMA Bluegrass in the Schools webinar

    First generation bluegrass pioneers regularly performed in schools, during an era when schoolhouses were the center of activity in communities. Such performances, however, were generally held in the evenings for audiences comprised of the general public. As educational programs and funding

  • Scratch Gravel Road – Special Consensus

    Another highly-anticipated CD scheduled for release this month is Scratch Gravel Road, the 16th album from Special Consensus over the course of 37 years in the biz. It is set to hit March 27 on Compass. Founding member and owner/operator Greg

  • We have a winner!

    We heard from Greg Cahill last night, with news that Special Consensus' trusty travel van, Snowball, had reached a major milestone. You may recall that the band was offering an autographed copy of their upcoming album to whomever guessed Snowball's location

  • Special C’s Turtle Top hits 500K

    Special Consensus is one of the most well-traveled bands in bluegrass. And so, by extension, is their trusty Turtle Top van, Snowball. It has taken them all across the US and Canada since it went into service in December 2002. Greg Cahill and

  • New CD from Special C in 2012

    Greg Cahill got in touch over Christmas with some news about the next Special Consensus album, due from Compass Records early next year. It will be the first recording with the current edition of the band: Cahill on banjo, David Thomas