…Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass… Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet…

She Took The Tennessee River

Compass Records released our brand new video of She Took The Tennessee River and The Bluegrass Situation was so gracious to premier the video

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Happy Holidays

We are so grateful for all the support we receive from our friends/fans/families and for the ever-growing bluegrass community. We wish everyone a very peaceful and prosperous New Year! 

GRAMMY nomination

We are honored and over the moon ecstatic to report that Rivers And Roads is nominated for the Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY. Thanks to all of our Special C friends/fans for all the support over the years, to the Recording Academy members who voted for us, to the DJs who play our music and thanks to our wonderful producer and friend Alison Brown and Compass Records for believing in us. One more ballot on the horizon…

BU Chart

Rivers And Roads remains at #1 on Bluegrass Unlimited “Top 15 Bluegrass Albums” chart in January! It has been on the chart for 7 months and #1 for 5 consecutive months. She Took the Tennessee River moved up to #2 and Way Down the River Road is #7 on the Songs chart.


THANK YOU!!! We won TWO International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards last Thursday night!!! Squirrel Hunters won Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year and then our album Rivers & Roads won Album of the Year!!! What a night! Thank you to Compass Records, to our fabulous producer Alison Brown, to all of our friends who performed on the recording with us and to everyone who voted for us. Congratulations to all the nominees and to all of the other award winners.

The Ozark Music Shoppe

We dropped in to visit our good buds the Chapmans at their store in Springfield, MO, called The Acoustic Shoppe. We had an absolute blast recording an episode of their video series The Ozark Music Shoppe – you can see it here: CLICK HERE   Here we play Squirrel Hunters for the same episode of the show: CLICK HERE Wild and crazy guys!  

Release Day

March 30 was “Rivers and Roads” release day! We are so happy to have the CDs in hand and we thank Compass Records for all they have done to make and promote the recording. CDs are now available from us at our performances and on our Store page on this site. Greg played Alison Brown’s Julia Belle (low tuned) Deering banjo on the John Hartford song Way Down The River Road and Deering Banjos posted the song complete with lyrics on their FB page: CLICK HERE And here is a link to the photo video with lyrics for the song “Early” on FB: CLICK HERE. Finally, here is the link to Justin Hiltner’s post for The Bluegrass Situation that included the tune “Squirrel Hunters”:  CLICK HERE

“Rivers And Roads” Nominated for 2019 Best Bluegrass Album GRAMMY!

Rivers And Roads is the 19th Special C recording and features songs about life’s journeys with a tip of the hat to Renaissance Man/musician/songwriter John Hartford.Special C is joined by special guests Bobby Osborne, Becky Buller and Josh Williams on “She Took The Tennessee River;” Molly Tuttle on “Hurting Sure;” Justin Moses on “Bought And Sold;” the dancing feet of Mark Schatz on the John Hartford song “Way Down The River Road” and John Hartford, 10 String Symphony and producer Alison Brown on “Squirrel Hunters.” 

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Upcoming Events 

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Denver, CO 7:00 pm
Denver, CO @ Private event
May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Branson, MO
Branson, MO @ Silver Dollar City
May 14 all-day
Silver Dollar City is one of our absolute favorite places to play and we are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so annually for many years. We look forward to seeing all our …
Branson, MO
Branson, MO @ Silver Dollar City
May 15 all-day
Silver Dollar City is one of our absolute favorite places to play and we are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do so annually for many years. We look forward to seeing all our …
St. Joseph, MI
St. Joseph, MI @ St. Joseph Today BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass - Whirlpool Centennial Park
May 18 all-day
This will be our first time to play at this great community festival – excellent BBQ and music all day in a beautiful park by the lake. Definitely a wonderful family orients event.
Morgantown/Bean Blossom, IN
Morgantown/Bean Blossom, IN @ John Hartford Memorial Festival, Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground
May 31 all-day
We are so pleased to be part of this fabulous festival – can’t wait to play our John Hartford songs and to visit with his fans! Special thanks for Randy and Tom and John for …

Contact Special C

For Publicity | christina@compassrecords.com • 615-320-7672
For bookings | Above The Bay Booking – Maria E. Nadauld
marianadauld@pacbell.net • 510-828-6961