The Special Consensus Returns to White Gull for Winter Concert Series
The Grammy-nominated bluegrass band Special Consensus, performing at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wednesday, Dec. 9, has added a second performance on Thursday, Dec. 10, according to Innkeeper Andy Coulson. The first concert has been sold out for over a month with a lengthy waiting list, Coulson said.
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. International tours have brought the band to Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland and the United Kingdom and most recently, Australia.
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. Cahill’s current band consists of guitarist Rick Faris, bass player Dan Eubanks, and mandolinist Nick Dumas, who recently joined the band.
An optional pre-concert fixed price dinner will be served at 6 pm. The menu is: Beef Bourguignon over mashed Yukon Golds; French bread; spinach, pear and pomegranate salad; and cranberry pie. Tickets for the 8 pm concert are $20. Dinner is $21.95. For tickets or more information, call 920.868.3517 or visit whitegullinn.com.