“Yes, Special Consensus may be Chicago’s very own veteran bluegrass band, but talent like this is the property of the world.”— David Royko, Chicago Tribune
8PM show, 7:30pm doors
$22 advance/$26 at the door
Student, senior and military discounts available.
2018 GRAMMY NOMINEES The Special Consensus are a contemporary bluegrass band with four decades of experience. Their infectious sound is grounded in a deep appreciation and understanding of bluegrass music; it reminds people of the past but feels fresh and new. The band is led by banjo player Greg Cahill, recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), and includes Rick Faris (guitar), Dan Eubanks (bass) and Nate Burie (mandolin). Rick’s high, emotional singing soars above Nate’s fluid mandolin and Greg’s driving banjo, while Dan holds everything together on the bass. Their voices blend seamlessly.
Special Consensus has received five awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. They are four talented vocalists and instrumentalists who follow their creative desires without straying too far from their bluegrass roots. The 19th band recording, Rivers and Roads (Compass Records, 2018), was nominated for the 2018 Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY award and received 2018 IBMA awards for Album of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year (for the tune “Squirrel Hunters”).