Greg Cahill has led the very good band "Special Consensus" through over forty years of making music that's varied, interesting, and entertaining with its mix of traditional bluegrass, swing, country, and jazz. His recent tribute to John Denver's music effectively places Denver's work in a new context. Meanwhile the move of Rick Farris to guitar after several years as the band's mandolin player brings Faris to the greater attention he deserves. His lead singing and flatpicking guitar are noteworthy, as is his work as a rhythm guitarist. New mandolinist Nick Dumas, still finding his way with the band, is a strong singer and mandolin player who will shortly be making his own mark. Meanwhile, Dan Eubanks is superb on bass. Doyle Lawson often receives credit as a teacher of fine bluegrass musicians. One look at the new Special C t-short, which lists the alumni of this band, clearly demonstrates the Greg Cahill need take back seat to no one as a developer of young musicians, while he stands out as a warm, friendly, and effective leader.
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