• Ashby Frank to Special Consensus

    We just heard from Greg Cahill, founder and fearless leader of Special Consensus. Greg tells us that Ashby Frank has been hired as mandolinist and vocalist with the band, taking the spot to be vacated when Ron Spears departs to join

  • Special Consensus video on Woodsongs

    The video is now up of the recent appearance by Special Consensus on Michael Jonathan's Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour. Special C shared the bill with folk/country singer Elizabeth Cook, and performed songs from their upcoming Pinecastle CD, The Trail

  • 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

  • Special Consensus in the UK next month

    Special Consensus is getting ready to cross the ocean just after the new year, spending two and a half weeks in the British Isles during January. They have stops in Ireland, Scotland and England, including a performance and workshop at

  • 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

  • Special C at work in the studio

    We heard recently from Greg Cahill, our friend and occasional Guest Contributor here on Bluegrass Today, who passed along some details on Special Consensus' activities so far in 2006. Greg tells us that they have recently started work on a