05 January 2013

Special C. in Ireland VERY soon now

A reminder that the Special Consensus, the premier bluegrass band of the Chicago region and way up on the national rankings in the USA as well, will begin a tour in Ireland in less than two weeks from now - in fact, exactly two weeks from the time of this post they'll be suiting up for the Saturday night concert at the Shannonside Winter Music Weekend in Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare. Their latest album, Scratch Gravel Road, is nominated for a Grammy award.

Greg Cahill has been bringing successive configurations of the Special C. over here since 1995, and they've been established favourites with Irish audiences ever since that first time. The faces in the present lineup will be 75% familiar: Dustin Benson (guitar) joined a month or two after the band was last here in 2011. Full details of the tour are on the BIB calendar and the band's own tour schedule.

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