• Special Consensus – The Trail Of Aching Hearts

    The Trail Of Aching Hearts is the newest recording by Chicago based bluegrass band, Special Consensus. Led by banjo player Greg Cahill, current IBMA President, Special Consensus has been producing great bluegrass music 12 albums, and this lucky number 13

  • Greg Cahill on IBMA Awards show issues

    Earlier this week, we published an open letter to the bluegrass community from Rhonda Vincent, in which she voiced a number of concerns she has with the direction she sees IBMA heading with their annual Awards Show. In particular, she

  • UK Bluegrass has Sore Fingers

    Our friends at UKBluegrass.com just let us know that they have posted to their blog an interview with John and Moira Wirtz who organize Europe's largest bluegrass/old time music camp, Sore Fingers. The camp has been running each year since

  • Wednesday night at IBMA

    Last night I stayed up late to sample the offerings at the afterhours showcases here at IBMA. I had a great time, though I am dragging just a little this morning. The first act I caught last night was David

  • Episode#35 – Greg Cahill

    This week we start a roughly month long focus on issues relating to bluegrass education, and bringing bluegrass music to young people in the schools. We start with Greg Cahill, who in addition to his work as banjo picker with

  • NashCamp Summer Sessions for 2006

    The popular and acclaimed NashCamp has announced their Music Camps for 2006, with three, week-long events during the summer, and a weekend banjo retreat in the fall. First up is two weeks of bluegrass instruction, aptly named Bluegrass Weeks. Each of

  • The Power of the Music

    This post is a contribution from Greg Cahill, founder of, and banjo picker with Special Consensus. Greg has also been an active member of the IBMA, and a very effective bluegrass ambassador, bringing the music to non-bluegrass audiences all over

  • Cuppa ‘Jo – new Huber Banjos CD

    Following up on the critical success of their Team Flathead CD, Huber Banjos is set to release a second volume of recordings featuring popular bluegrass pickers on new Huber Banjos. Where Team Flathead focused on the banjos themselves, with each