• 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

  • Special C European tour winding down

    Here's another update from Greg Cahill on the 2011 Special Consensus European tour. We only had 2 hours sleep when we were shuttled to the airport in Oslo to catch the plane to Copenhagen on Wednesday. We were on time (after

  • Special C in Europe

    Here's an update from world traveler Greg Cahill and Special Consensus. Just a brief note to let everyone know we are having a great tour here in Europe. We played the Buhl Bluegrass Festival on May 14, then several dates in Germany

  • Dustin Benson to Special C

    Special Consensus has announced that Dustin Benson is the new guitarist with the band. He is replacing Ryan Roberts, who had been with Special C since the Fall of 2009. Dustin is a native of South Alabama, and comes from a

  • Special C back in the Emerald Isle

    Special Consensus is back in Ireland, and founder/fearless leader Greg Cahill shares how their first day went. Ah... the carefree life of a touring musician! We left Chicago at 7:15pm and arrived in Dublin at 8:30am. The guys took a taxi

  • 35 years of Special C on video

    Back on October 23rd, Special Consensus celebrated their 35th year of performing bluegrass music from their home base of Chicago, IL. Through all these years, the only constant has been banjo picker Greg Cahill, who has managed the band since its

  • Bluegrass A La Carte (7/13)

    The Dean of Bluegrass University The Chicago Reader has a nice write up about Greg Cahill and his band Special Consensus, as they prepare to celebrate their 35th anniversary. Greg and his band were a big influence on me as a teenager in Kansas City. I

  • Special C on Compass as well

    Compass Records has also announced that the next CD from Special Consensus, simply titled 35, will be released on May 25. The title comes from the astounding fact that Greg Cahill is celebrating the 35th Anniversary of the band. Has

  • Greg Cahill checks in

    We just heard from Greg Cahill, Special Consensus founder and fearless leader, about how they are spending their Christmas vacation... "Just a note to let you know that we are in Brent Truitt's Nashville studio this week recording 6 new songs

  • Changes for Special C in 2010

    We heard this morning from Greg Cahill, banjo player, founder and leader of Special Consensus - Special C to their close friends. Greg also serves as the Board Chair of the International Bluegrass Music Association. He sent along word of some