Special Consensus Returns to White Gull

The Grammy-nominated bluegrass band The Special Consensus returns to Fish Creek on Dec. 10 at 8 pm to perform at the White Gull Inn.

Formed in the Chicago area in 1975, The Special Consensus is a four-person acoustic bluegrass band with a repertoire that features traditional bluegrass standards, original compositions by band members and professional songwriters, and songs from other musical genres performed in the bluegrass format. The band has released 16 recordings and has appeared on numerous National Public Radio programs and cable television shows, including The Nashville Network and the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.

Band leader/banjo player Greg Cahill is the former president/board chair of the Nashville-based International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and the former board chair of the Nashville-based Foundation for Bluegrass Music. He was awarded the prestigious IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award in 2011. The 2012 band release Scratch Gravel Road (Compass Records) was Grammy nominated for Best Bluegrass Album. Other band members include mandolin player Rick Faris, guitarist Dustin Benson, and bass player Dan Eubanks.

An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner will be served at 6 pm. The menu consists of walnut chicken with pomegranate sauce, wild rice pilaf, and a spinach salad with pear, walnuts and warm cider bacon vinaigrette. Dessert is cranberry pie.

Tickets for the concert are $17. For reservations or more information call 920.868.3517 or 800.624.1987 or visit

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