The Special Consensus, a four-person acoustic bluegrass band, will perform at the White Gull Inn in Fish Creek on Wednesday, April 28. Tickets for the 8 pm concert, the fifth and last scheduled at the inn this winter, are $15.
Since its inception 35 years ago, The Special Consensus has been touring the U.S. and internationally. It has appeared on The Nashville Network Fire On The Mountain show, toured for three seasons as 4/5 of the cast in the musical Cotton Patch Gospel (music and lyrics by Harry Chapin), and released 14 recordings.
The Special Consensus repertoire features original compositions by band members and professional songwriters. The repertoire also includes traditional bluegrass standards by Bill Monroe, Flatt and Scruggs and other bluegrass legends as well as songs by artists from other musical genres (such as “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin).
Band leader Greg Cahill plays banjo and sings baritone and tenor vocals. Other band members include: Rick Faris, who plays mandolin and sings lead, baritone, tenor and high baritone vocals; David Thomas, who plays bass and sings lead, baritone, tenor and high baritone vocals; and Ryan Roberts, who plays guitar and sings lead, baritone, bass and tenor vocals.
Jeff Black, who was originally scheduled to perform on April 28, had to cancel.
An optional pre-concert dinner will be served at 6 pm. The menu consists of Chicken Marsala with shitake mushrooms, green onions, and linguine, garlic herb Focaccia, spring greens salad, and rhubarb torte for dessert.
Tickets, reservations for the dinner and more information on the concert may be obtained by calling the White Gull Inn at 920.868.3517.