The Special Consensus are back with their nineteenth band recording titled, Rivers And Roads released on Compass Records. The band released their first album back in 1979 and have been going strong ever since. The band members include: leader/banjo player Greg Cahill (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), guitarist Rick Faris, bassist Dan Eubanks and mandolin player Nick Dumas. The quartet is an outstanding bluegrass band that has the perfect combination of classic vocabulary and style with just enough modern sound to bring them into the currant age of bluegrass. On Rivers And Roads the band performs ten selections with heartfelt singing and spot on harmonies, the playing is virtuosic, but still melodic, which is the cornerstone reason why people have come to love The Special Consensus. That’s the short of it!
Rivers And Roads
Way Down the River Road
She Took the Tennessee River
Bought And Sold
Connected by a Runway
GREG CAHILL plays banjo and
sings baritone and tenor harmony vocals.
RICK FARIS plays guitar and
sings lead, baritone, tenor and high baritone vocals.
DAN EUBANKS plays bass and
sings lead, baritone and bass vocals.
NICK DUMAS plays mandolin
and sings lead, baritone and tenor.
Release Date: March 30, 2018
An enjoyable collection of tunes, styles, and tempos. The singing is top-notch, and the playing is astounding. These boys can play!