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Special Consensus to Release John Denver Bluegrass Tribute

Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John DenverNashville TN -- Grammy-nominated Special Consensus joins forces with contemporary bluegrass music's best on Country Boy: A Bluegrass Tribute to John Denver slated for release on March 25. There is a natural affinity between bluegrass musicians and John Denver's repertoire but this is the first purely bluegrass tribute to the iconic singer/songwriter who died in 1997.

AFBA 25th Annual Bluegrass Festival to Feature James Reams & The Barnstormers

James ReamsJames Reams & The Barnstormers will be performing at the AFBA 25th Annual Bluegrass Festival in Wind Gap, PA on Saturday, August 3rd along with Special Consensus, Nothin’ Fancy, and Dan Paisley. A bluegrass band that was nominated by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2002 as Emerging Artist of the Year, James Reams & The Barnstormers provide a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass; blending it with innovation and vitality to create their own branch on the “roots” tree. In a review of an early album by James Reams, fRoots (an international magazine that specializes in world music) declared, “Traditional music kept alive by a stylish performer… Powerful, emotional music that needs to be heard.”

New Richmond Bluegrass Festival Announces 2013 Lineup

Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverNew Richmond, Quebec -- The New Richmond Bluegrass Festival held in Quebec, Canada is pleased to announce its 2013 lineup which will include Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, Special Consensus and Ray Legere and Acoustic Horizon. The week-long event will host its eleventh edition from August 25 to September 1.

CBA Father's Day Festival Just a Month Away

Blue HighwayCan you believe the 38th annual CBA Grass Valley Father's Day Festival is just over a month away? The California Bluegrass Association is ready with another spectacular lineup of national headliners, impressive California talent, workshops, camping, jamming and more, all under the pines in the scenic Sierra Foothills. Treat your father to Blue Highway, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Special Consensus, The Larry Stephenson Band, Tom, Brad and Alice, Della Mae, Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain, Front Country and much, much more this June 13-16, 2013.

Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival

Special ConsensusTemecula, CA -- Grammy Nominees, The Special Consensus will headline the 13th Annual Old Town Temecula Bluegrass Festival March 16 and 17. Their album "Scratch Gravel Road" received a Grammy nomination for the 2012 Bluegrass Album of the Year. Known as the best free festival on the west coast by bluegrass fans, this year's Festival features 11 scheduled bands and dozens of impromptu performances throughout the six block town.

Celebrate Winter at the 28th Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival

Michael Cleveland and FlamekeeperThe lineup for the 2013 Mid-Winter Bluegrass Festival features 17 outstanding groups, many of them winners or nominees at the recent 2012 IBMA Convention, some of whom will be making their first appearance at Mid-Winter! As usual the Northglenn Ramada Plaza will host the festival featuring easy 1-25 access, ample parking, Grand Ballroom, indoor pool, jam rooms, good food, spacious atrium and other amenities too numerous to mention. Bring along your instruments and join in on the non-stop, wall-to-wall jamming that lasts throughout the weekend! Call early to assure. your reservation at the Northglenn Ramada Plaza or the nearby Super 8 just across 1-25.

Compass Records Receives 2 Bluegrass Album GRAMMY Nominations

Special Consensus and Noam PikelnyNashville, TN -- Compass Records recording artists received two out of the five nominations in the category of Best Bluegrass Album during last night’s Recording Academy announcement for the 55th Annual GRAMMY awards. Albums nominated include banjo virtuoso Noam Pikelny’s dynamic solo album Beat The Devil and Carry A Rail and Special Conensus’ critically acclaimed Scratch Gravel Road. The awards will be held on February 10th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live at 8/7c on CBS.

Special Consensus Joins Chuck Wagon Gang on Song of the Mountains

Special ConsensusMarion, VA- The legendary Chuck Wagon Gang will appear on Song of the Mountains at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on Saturday, October 6th. “We are very excited to have the Chuck Wagon Gang on our show again”, says Tim White the host of the award winning concert series which is broadcast across the United States on over 190 public television outlets. “This will make their second appearance on our show and they are an institution in American Gospel Music” states White.

Greg Cahill Helps Make A Special Night at the Dalton Freight Depot

Check PresentationIt was a very special night last Saturday as determined fans braved hail and rain to hear bluegrass music group Greg Cahill and Special Consensus perform with the Americana group Belfry Fellows. The concert was the final performance in a series to benefit Providence Minisitries men's shelter in Dalton, Georgia.

Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert Series Finale Set

Special ConsensusThe Woodsongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter concludes its annual winter concert series to benefit Providence Ministries on Saturday March 31st at the historic Dalton Freight Depot. This regionally acclaimed concert series will feature one of the top selling performing acts in bluegrass music, Special Consensus with the Belfry Fellows (formally Rockin' Acoustic Circus) an emerging band with "a fresh direction for acoustic music".

Bluegrass Music Group Special Consensus Announces Scratch Gravel Road

Scratch Gravel RoadAn 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 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. The album is scheduled for release on March 27.

Lonesome River Band, Darrell Scott, Special Consensus on Music City Roots

Lonesome River BandNashville, TN -- Lonesome River Band will perform on Music City Roots on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm CT. This live concert and radio show is held at the Loveless Cafe located at 8400 Hwy 100, Nashville, TN and streamed at MusicCityRoots.com. Also performing are: Darrell Scott, Chris Jones & The Night Drivers, Darrin and Brooke Aldridge, and Special Consensus. Tickets are $10 and $5 with Student ID.

Winter Woodsongs Coffeehouse Concert Series Announced

WoodSongs CoffeehouseDalton, GA -- The Woodsongs Coffeehouse Dalton Chapter announces the return of their annual winter concert series to benefit Providence Ministries. The regionally acclaimed concert series will feature emerging and established performers of Americana, Country, and Bluegrass music. The concerts will be held in the intimate and eclectic setting of the historic Dalton Freight Depot located at 305 S. Depot Street in downtown Dalton Georgia.

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