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Special Consensus 40th Anniversary Concert October 24th

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Special Consensus 40th Anniversary ConcertFormed in the Chicago area in 1975, Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 17 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom. The Special C has appeared in concert with many symphony orchestras nationwide and has brought an informative in-school presentation to schools nationally and internationally since 1984.

Band leader/banjo player Greg Cahill is the former President/Board Chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), the former Board Chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music and a recipient of the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award (in 2011). Other band members include mandolin player Rick Faris, guitarist Dustin Benson and bass player Dan Eubanks.

The 2012 band release Scratch Gravel Road (Compass Records) was GRAMMY nominated for Best Bluegrass Album and two songs from the 2014 band release Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute To John Denver (Compass Records) won IBMA awards for Recorded Event of the Year and Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year.

The concert takes place at 7:00 pm Saturday, October 24, 2015 at the Old Town School of Folk Music Gary and Laura Mauer Concert Hall located at 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL. Tickets: $40 General Public, $38 Old Town School Members.

Other concerts coming up include The Steel Drivers, October 17 and Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, November 8th.

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