One of the Midwest's leading bluegrass groups, the Special Consensus have also proved to be one of the most enduring, beginning in the mid-'70s and still performing and recording in the 2010s. Led by banjo player Greg Cahill (whose work would earn him the Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association), Special Consensus struck an easy balance between the classic sound of traditional bluegrass and the more progressive approach that came with innovative artists like the New Grass Revival and Béla Fleck. While perfectly happy to approach both classic and contemporary material, the Special Consensus have created a body of work that's fresh while honoring the founding fathers of bluegrass, and under Cahill's leadership, a small army of talented pickers have helped maintain their reputation for exceptional ...
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