• Welcome Kent Faris!

    It's been a big few months for Rick Faris, guitarist and vocalist with Special Consensus. He saw his own solo project release on Dark Shadow Recording, and a new album from Special C on Compass, with some chart actions for

  • Chicago Barn Dance drops for Special Consensus

    Compass Records has released their latest album for Special Consensus, following up on their Grammy-nominated Rivers and Roads project from 2018. And to celebrate, they have offered us the chance to share the title track, Chicago Barn Dance, written by Becky

  • Nate Burie to Special Consensus

    Following the recently announced departure of mandolinist Nick Dumas from Special Consensus, banjo player and band leader Greg Cahill has informed us that Nick's place will be taken by Nate Burie. Nate grew up performing with his family band, The Burie

  • Congratulations Nick and Hana!

    Nick Dumas and Hana Rass were married on July 27 at The Fiddler's Farm in Sturgeon Bay, WI. Nick is mandolinist with Special Consensus, and Hana is a two-time Wisconsin state fiddle champion. And yes, they met bluegrass cute. On Nick's

  • Special Consensus hits the road

    Special Consensus in Hempstedt, Germany with their trusty travel van. As promised, Special Consensus is sharing their European tour with our readers. Here is the first installment. We all met in Chicago Tuesday, and headed to O'Hare Airport to catch the 4:oo p.m.