“Thirty-five years in bluegrass - on the road, recording, teaching, volunteering - Greg Cahill is the Cal Ripken Jr. of bluegrass. This iron man is still going!” - Bluegrass Unlimited
“One of the longest-running and best-respected outfits in bluegrass history.” - Chicago Reader
An impressive 37 years into the band’s history, Special Consensus has a reputation as a band with a strong yet invisible hand in the national and international bluegrass scene, offering a springboard for the solo careers of many of the genre’s finest performers. Lead man and banjoist Greg Cahill has developed a formula for cultivating successful, road-worthy groups and his bandleader acumen has never been stronger. On their latest release 'Scratch Gravel Road', Special Consensus delivers what is arguably the finest album in its nearly 4-decade career, featuring a set of new material both driving and deep.
Bandleader Greg Cahill reflects: “Scratch Gravel Road is the 16th Special Consensus recording and it will be released in our 37th year. It really is a special project because of the great pickers and singers we have in the band right now. The camaraderie is strong and I think that makes a difference in the way we make music together.” Cahill’s sense for putting together bands is nearly legendary in bluegrass music. Special Consensus helped to launch the solo careers of IBMA award-winners Chris Jones and Josh Williams, both of whom made guest appearances on “Monroe,” a clever tribute to the late father of bluegrass written by Craig Market.
Scratch Gravel Road illustrates that success can be found in both what you know and who you know and can almost be guaranteed if you know Greg Cahill and his stellar team of singers, pickers and writers.
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