Wabeno Area Players Bring Internationally Known Bluegrass Band, The Special Consensus, to Wabeno

The internationally recognized bluegrass band, The Special Consensus, is coming to the Northwoods. The band is hoping to play to a sell-out crowd at the Nancy Volk Auditorium, in Wabeno High School, on Saturday, May 4, at 7:00PM. Don’t miss this great evening of music!

The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in their four decades of performing, making their music a modern classic. Special Consensus has received seven awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association and two Grammy nominations (Scratch Gravel Road in 2012 and Rivers and Roads in 2018). The band is led by Greg Cahill, banjo player and recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the IBMA, and includes Dan Eubanks (bass), Greg Blake, the 2023 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year (guitar) and Michael Prewitt (mandolin). See more information and listen to their music at https://specialc.com

The repertoire of these four talented vocalists and instrumentalists primarily includes songs from band recordings that incorporate the traditional bluegrass music sound, as well as an occasional swing song or gospel quartet or even a well-known country or rock and roll selection performed in the bluegrass format. This performance will especially feature songs from their most recent albums Chicago Barn Dance and Great Blue North.

Chicago Barn Dance (Compass Records, 2020) is the 20th Special Consensus recording that celebrates both the 45th band anniversary and the long-standing connection of country and bluegrass music with Chicago. The title song “Chicago Barn Dance” received the 2020 IBMA Song of the Year award.

Great Blue North (Compass Records, 2023), the 21st Special Consensus recording, is a tip of the hat to their Canadian friends and fans made throughout nearly four decades of touring throughout the country. All songs included on the recording were written by Canadian writers and numerous Canadian musician friends of the band made guest appearances. The Gordon Lightfoot song “Alberta Bound” received the 2023 IBMA Collaborative Recording of the Year award.

Advance tickets are available online by clicking here. The online tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets at the door are $20 and will go on sale starting one hour before the event. For more information call 715-473-5466.

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